Acne Scarring

Permanent traces of severe acne

Indentations on the skin

Rough and pitted appearance

Before and after photos

Acne scarring treatment results

Acne scarring treatment results

Acne scarring dermaroller and fillers

Dermaroller treatment for acne scarring, together with dermal fillers for deeper areas

Cheek acne redness - TIXEL treatment results

Cheek acne redness - TIXEL treatment results

What Is Acne Scarring?

Acne scarring refers to the indentations on the skin that are left as permanent traces of severe acne. Acne scars are characterised by a rough and pitted appearance.

Acne Treatment

At Cosmedics, we see many patients troubled by the after-effects of acne. Even after the acne itself has cleared, the scars can cause lasting disfigurement to the appearance of the skin, causing ongoing self-consciousness, low esteem and embarrassment.

Very often the scars are worst on the face, which means that they are visible. The fact that they affect the texture and smoothness of the skin makes them quite difficult to conceal with make-up, as it is the actual surface of the skin that is affected rather than a colouration issue.

Acne Treatment

If the acne itself is still active, then treatment for that should take priority, to help prevent further formation of long-lasting scars.

Acne Scarring

Everybody’s skin is different, so it is best to have a consultation with a skin expert for advice on which treatment option or combination of treatments would be most effective. Talk to Cosmedics about the next steps for you.

Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars fall into 4 broad categories with different characteristics. A patient may have one predominent type of scarring, or a mixture of all four.

“Ice pick”

“Boxcar”

  • Scars tend to be square shaped and may often be found on the cheeks and temples
  • Medical chemical peels can help to smoothen the surface of the skin

Types of Acne Scars

Understanding the nature of the scars is importing in assessing the best possible treatment

“Rolling”

  • Scars are wide but not deep, lending an uneven wavy surface to the skin
  • These can respond well to laser treatment to improve the texture and surface of the skin

“Hypertrophic”

  • In this case, scars are raised and lumpy; formed by the more severe acne cysts or spots
  • These can be treated with a combination of techniques.

Acne Scarring Treatment

Looking to get rid of acne scars for good?

Treatment for acne scarring is not generally available on the NHS but the treatments above are available at private skin clinics such as Cosmedics in London.

Skin Types

Everybody’s skin is different. Researching online is very helpful to understand the condition, but before selecting a treatment, it is best to have a consultation with a skin expert for advice on which treatment option or combination of treatments would be most effective.

Treating Acne

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Treatment Time

Approximately 15 minutes

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Recovery time

Minimal. Any redness subsides in hours

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Results

The results will be visible in 3-7 days

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Results duration

The effects will last for 4-6 months

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Harley Street

41 Harley St
Marylebone
London
W1G 8QH

0207 386 0464
Putney

4 Disraeli Road
Putney
London
SW15 2DS

0207 386 0464
South Kensington

30 Thurloe Place
South Kensington
London
SW7 2JE

0207 386 0464
London City

City Walk-In Clinic
Ground Floor
Renown House
33–34 Bury Street
London
EC3A 5AR

0207 386 0464

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