Acne Scarring

Treatments for acne scarring at Belgravia Dermatology

  • About¬†– Even mild acne can leave permanent changes in the skin. The psychological impact is enormous.
  • Treatments – Most acne scars are depressions on the skin surface. A combination of treatments is required to achieve improvement in scars. Resurfacing such as Tixel is combined with subcision and hyaluronic acid filler.
  • Next step – Our Dermatologists are experts in helping those who suffer from acne scarring. A consultation will allow your skin to be assessed and for a treatment plan to be offered

Acne scarring – our results

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How common is acne scarring?

Scarring following acne is incredibly common, and it affects 20% of those with mild acne and 80% of those with severe acne. The psychological impact of acne scars should not be underestimated, as it is associated with anxiety, depression and lowered self esteem. Studies have shown that the presence of acne scars project a negative impact on the perception of others.

  • Box scars – These are U shaped depressions.
  • Ice pick scars – These are V shaped depressions.
  • Keloid scars – These are thickened and lumpy scars.
  • Rolling scars – These are scars in which are broad indentations, which are gently curved.
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How are acne scars treated?

It is really important to get the acne under good control first so that new scars do not form. Once this is achieved a combination of treatments can be explored for the acne scars depending on the type and number of scars present.

  • Surgical procedures include subcision (release of any tethering under the scar) or excision of the scar.
  • Resurfacing procedures to smooth and tighten the skin with Tixel, laser or chemical peels
  • Filling procedures to raise any depression with filler injection
    Deep chemical peeling to individual icepick scars (TCA Cross technique)

Treatments for acne scarring at Belgravia Dermatology

  • Detailed consultation and skin analysis by a Dermatologist to design an individualised treatment plan
  • Management of active acne
  • A strategy to improve acne scarring using surgical, resurfacing and filling procedures

How effective are treatments for acne scarring?

Most patients will derive benefit from treatments for acne scarring. While it is not realistic to remove all evidence of scars, treatments significantly improve the confidence and quality of life of sufferers.

What should I do next?

If you would like assessment and treatment for acne scarring then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.

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