We offer expert and safe scar treatments in London, particularly for acne scarring and other forms of facial scarring.
Some wounds or acne spots can heal without any damage to the skin’s surface. However, some wounds or acne lesions will often leave a visible scar.
At Dr Haus Dermatology, we are experts at scar revision procedures, which means treating, reducing and removing acne scars and other types of facial scarring.
We primarily use laser scar removal, but we can also remove scarring with other cosmetic procedures and techniques like chemical peels, microneedling and dermal fillers.
To find out more about scar treatments in Central London at the Dr Haus Dermatology clinic, get in touch with us to book an initial consultation.
Although scars can be distressing, particularly when they appear on the face, they are caused by the body’s natural healing process.
When the body is wounded, collagen is released and builds up where the tissue is damaged, helping to strengthen the area of the wound. However, scar collagen is different from the collagen in normal skin, which is why scars stand out.
Below we take a look at the five categories of scars, starting with acne scars and moving on to other types of scars.
Scars caused by skin conditions like acne or chickenpox can have a sunken appearance. Pitted scars, also known as atrophic or “ice-pick” scars, can develop as a result of an injury that causes a loss of underlying fat.
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.
Keloid scars occur when the scar keeps growing, even after the wound has healed, as a result of too much collagen being produced.
These scars are often itchy and can be painful. They are raised and may be pink, red or darker than the surrounding skin. They can restrict movement if they’re near a joint.
These scars 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.
Scar contractures are usually caused by burns. The skin ‘shrinks’, causing tightness and restriction of movement.
We specialise in acne scar treatment and acne scar removal at Dr Haus Dermatology in Central London. So let’s look in depth at the different types of scar formation that can happen specifically as a result of acne.
Dermatologists classify the different types of acne scars according to their shape, depth and colour.
Complete acne scar removal treatment in Central London is often difficult, but there are still many treatment options that will significantly improve their appearance.
All patients must first have a consultation with a dermatologist to ensure that there is no ongoing active acne or another skin issue to be addressed.
Then just like how the acne that caused the scar would be treated, our dermatologists will propose a treatment plan in order to get the best improvement for the individual patient.
At our clinic on London’s Harley Street, we have years of experience in treating acne scars, in men, women and people of all skin colours.
We believe that the best acne scar treatments will typically involve the use of lasers.
However, the exact scar revision 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 but in our experience does consistently provide good results. We use state of the art equipment for laser scar removal and laser resurfacing at our clinic in Central London.
Laser treatments can lead to significantly reduced scar appearance, and the treatment process is minimally invasive with very little downtime.
Chemical peels and microneedling can be used to treat scars as they encourage healing of the top layers of skin. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of acne scarring by lifting sunken scars or depressions.
Along with laser treatments, these methods are non-surgical scar revision treatments that can be performed at a dermatology clinic and they can be a successful treatment for reducing the appearance of scars.
Scar revision surgery is performed by plastic surgeons, so it is not part of the treatment plan we offer for reducing the appearance of scars at Dr Haus Dermatology. With scar revision surgery, skilled surgeons use skin grafting or other methods of surgery to reduce the appearance of scars.
Scar revision surgery is often used for hypertrophic and keloid scars treatment.
Contact us to learn more about the options for reducing the appearance of facial scars, acne scar treatment, and acne scar removal in London. You can book a consultation with one of our dermatologists, by calling us on +44 20 7935 6358. Alternatively, send us an enquiry on the Contact Us Page or email [email protected].