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Acne Scarring Treatments
Acne occurs due to inflammation of the hair follicles and is most commonly seen on the face, back and chest. This includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cysts. If it is a severe case, the patient may experience permanent scarring. Our Dermapen and Peel Treatments can help to prevent and maintain acne, as well as treat scarring.
If you have had acne and are left with scars on your skin, you don’t have to grin and bear it. There are different treatments and products available to assist in healing your scars and prevent new ones from developing. Our expert team can recommend the best course of treatment and maintenance routine for you.
Treatments for acne and acne scarring can include:
The world’s leading micro-needling device is available for you to experience for yourself. This treatment provides minimal discomfort for collagen induction therapy and helps with acne scarring, skin rejuvenation, scars, skin texture, fine lines and pigmentation.
Dermapen technology works in a similar way to needling techniques, promoting the growth of collagen and frees the surface skin. In this treatment, a roller embedded with fine needles is rolled over the skin. This is also a good treatment to darker skinned people whose skin may not be able to take laser treatment.
This treatment also provides more precise dermal needling to target individual scars which are deeper and therefore harder to treat.
Visit the Dermapen website for more information about the advanced skin needling innovation
Peels are a great way to stimulate regeneration of the skin cells by breaking down the surface layer to reveal smoother and fresher layers of skin. There are various types and strengths of peels available for treating acne, rosacea, dryness, fine lines and pigmentation.
Advanced scar treatment
Skin needling using a Dermapen is very effective in treating scars, but by combining it with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) will make the the treatment
twice as effective. PRP helps your skin repair and rejuvenate, whilst the needling breaks down your scar tissue. Our combination treatment is very
targeted with only mild discomfort that is easily managed with anaesthetic creams.
Types of Acne Scars and Treatment
- Keloid scars are probably the most visible with their raised are and purple/red colouring.
- Hypertrophic scarring is another raised type of acne scar that is pigmented
- Macular scarring does not leave a raised or indented surface but is a pigmented, flat area, thus making it highly visible.
- Boxcar scars are so called due to the punched out effect of the round or oval pits.
- Rolling scars do not have vertical sides, but create a pebbling effect due to the surface skin being tied to underlying skin.
- Icepick scars are small but deep indentations similar to that left by their namesake, but smaller.
- Deep divots are caused by the loss of subcutaneous tissue volume, similar to icepick scars but bigger.
The best way to avoid acne scarring is by treating acne in the early stages. If you have acne, get it treated and continue the treatment even after it clears up to prevent further outbreaks and scarring.
Important: Any surgical , non surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Photos on this website are for references purposes only. Individual results may vary. *Prices may vary dependent on the individual and the patients desired result.
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