Scarring can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance, particularly when scars are on the face. If you’d like to get rid of acne scars or any other type of scars, Dr Haus Dermatology offers safe and effective scar removal in London.
At our clinic on London’s Harley Street, we have years of experience in treating scars – particularly acne scars and facial scarring – in men, women and people of all skin colours. We are experts in laser skin resurfacing treatments and believe laser treatments offer the best outcomes for scar removal without surgery.
Book a consultation to talk to us about scar removal in London and find out more about how we use lasers at our skin clinic in Harley Street to reduce scarring and remove scars.
Call us on +44 20 7935 6358 or email: [email protected].
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Large or deep acne lesions will often leave a visible scar long after the underlying acne inflammation has gone.
Complete acne scar removal treatment in London is often difficult, but there are still many effective treatment options that will significantly improve the appearance of acne scarring.
All patients must first have an initial consultation with a dermatologist to ensure that there is no active acne, ongoing acne breakouts or another skin issue to be addressed.
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Our Dermatologists will propose a treatment plan in order to get the best improvement for the individual patient. At Dr Haus Dermatology, we believe that the best acne scar treatments will typically involve laser scar removal.
However, the exact treatment will always be agreed with the patient following consultation and an examination of their skin.
Laser scar removal usually involves a course of treatment and in our experience laser treatment consistently provides good results in reducing the appearance of scarring.
Most lasers used in dermatology deliver a controlled wavelength of light, to heat up the skin cells in the target area, without damaging the surrounding tissue.
The heat and light from the laser will activate a healing process that will eventually lead to the growth of new collagen in the skin.
At Dr Haus Dermatology we carry out the following two main types of laser treatments:
Ablative lasers make microscopic holes in the dermis, or outer layer of your skin, so they can target damaged cells deep in your dermal layer. This is often known as laser resurfacing although there are many different degrees of skin resurfacing.
Non-ablative lasers work by creating heat in the skin without injuring the surface. They are unable to penetrate as deeply as ablative lasers but are still an effective treatment.
A non-ablative laser will often be used by Dr Haus or his colleagues in combination with another treatment to address different concerns in one appointment.
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At Dr Haus Dermatology we perform other treatments that can be used in a clinical setting to reduce scarring. These may be used in addition to laser treatment for skin rejuvenation and to boost the appearance of skin in the treated area.
Other non-surgical treatments in addition to laser treatment include micro needling; using dermal fillers to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of sunken scars; and chemical peels, also known as skin peels.
Steroid injections are another treatment option that some clinics offer to people suffering from acne scarring.
At Dr Haus Dermatology we offer expert laser scar removal in London because we believe that laser treatment is effective, safe and minimally invasive. It offers good skin rejuvenation for all skin types affected by scarring.
We are skilled in other ways to treat scarring, and all the treatment options will be discussed in our initial consultation.
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Plastic surgeons can perform skin grafts as an effective scar treatment for deeper scarring, keloid scars or raised scars. Surgical procedures are effective treatments for deeper layers of the skin, rather than for superficial scars.
We can advise you if your scarring is best treated using laser skin resurfacing treatment or other non-invasive treatments, or whether your type of scar would benefit from cosmetic surgery by plastic surgeons for optimal results.
Most patients come to us to treat acne scarring with laser therapy. So before we look at the different types of scars, let’s look specifically at the different types of scars that can be caused by severe acne, no matter what your skin type.
Dermatologists classify the different types of acne scars according to their shape, depth and colour.
Scarring is part of the body’s natural processes as it attempts to heal. When the body has a new wound, collagen production occurs and builds up where the healthy tissue is damaged, helping to strengthen the wound. However, scar collagen is different from the collagen in normal skin, which is why the new scar tissue stands out.
Scars can be placed into these five categories:
These are common after a wound or surgery. Minor wounds will usually heal to leave a raised line, which will slowly flatten and fade. This can take up to 2 years and you will be left with a visible mark or line.
A Keloid scar occurs when the scar keeps growing, even after the wound has healed, as a result of too much collagen being produced.
These are often itchy and can be painful. They are raised and may be pink, red or darker than the surrounding skin. They can also restrict movement where they occur at a joint.
These are also the result of excess collagen being produced at the site of a wound. But, unlike keloid scars, they do not extend beyond the boundary of the original wound. They may continue to thicken for up to 6 months.
Scars caused by skin conditions like chickenpox or acne can have a sunken appearance. Pitted scars, also known as atrophic scars, can develop as a result of an injury that causes a loss of underlying fat.
Scar contractures are usually caused by burns. The skin ‘shrinks’, causing tightness and restriction of movement.
To contact us to learn more about the options for scar removal treatment in London and acne scar removal or to book a consultation with one of our Dermatologists, please telephone us on +44 20 7935 6358.
Our clinic is located in London’s Harley Street, easily accessible by public transport. We’ll conduct an initial consultation to examine your scarring and recommend how best it should be treated.
Dr Haus Dermatology
75 Harley Street,
London W1G 8QL
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