Scarring and Acne Scarring

About Scarring and Acne Scarring

Acne is a skin condition which impacts both mood and confidence. Even when acne symptoms are brought under control, there can be acne-related scarring. This may leave unwanted bumps, pigmentation and red marks which refuse to go away without treatment.

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Fractional Laser

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser technology is unrivalled in its ability to remove the years, and treat skin imperfection, damage and signs of aging. The use of laser has been a consolidated practice for the treatment of skin concerns in dermatology for years now, because of its targeted effectiveness.
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Causes of scarring and acne scarring

Acne consists of blackheads, whiteheads and deeper pustules such as cysts. Whereas blackheads and whiteheads denote a more superficial infection, cysts are infections which go deeper into the dermis.

When blackheads or whitehead spots 'break', the pore swells and the follicle wall ruptures close to the skin's surface. This usually means that the lesion heals quickly, and that there is no scar left behind afterwards.

When a cyst 'breaks', however, the follicle wall ruptures deeper in the dermis. This results in the infection spilling out underneath the skin, affecting healthy skin tissue. To combat the infection in the dermis, the skin produces more collagen; but this quick-fix healing solution can lead to permanent scarring and long-term pigmentation.

Whether cuts and wounds will become scarred tissue also depends on how deep the cut goes into the dermis. Superficial scratches close to the skin's surface, for instance, will heal relatively quickly and usually don't leave scars. However, deeper cuts will lead to the production of collagen deeper in the dermis and may result in a red mark or scar.

In order to reduce the likelihood of acne cysts or deep cuts becoming scarred tissue, keep the area clean and try not to squeeze pimples - as this often results in the infection going deeper into the dermis.

What are the best treatments for acne?

45 min | Minimum Pain

Is it for me?

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser technology is unrivalled in its ability to remove the years, and treat skin imperfection, damage and signs of aging. The use of laser has been a consolidated practice for the treatment of skin concerns in dermatology for years now, because of its targeted effectiveness.

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30 min | Pain Free

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Revitalising peels to tackle dull complexion, aging, pigmentation, and acne. Delivered by our experienced Aesthetic Skin Therapists and tailored to your skin, these exfoliating treatments smooth, brightening and clarify the appearance skin.

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60 min | Minimum Pain

Is it for me?

Advanced stimulation of skin repair. Microneedling, through Dermapen or Dermaroller, is an excellent treatment of many skin concerns including aged skin, uneven pigmentation and sun spots, scarring and stretch marks. This safe and effective treatment delivers outstanding results.

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