Acne scars are a very unfortunate by-product of acne, and can in some cases cause distress far longer than the acne itself. By handling acne correctly whilst its live it is possible to minimise scarring, but for those left with excessive scarring it can be a desolate view ahead.
What are Acne Scars?
Acne scars occur when the skin doesn’t heal correctly following bouts of acne. There are several types of acne scar:
- Atrophic scars are depressed, pin-like points in the skin
- Hypertrophic scars are firm, raised, pink scars that may fade over time
- Keloid scars are raised and can extend beyond the initial wound area. They often have pink or purple smooth tops and they build up over time rather than fading.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne is the result of skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Unfortunately, when the pore swells enough to break the follicle wall it can lead to lesions. These can be temporary lesions which heal fast, or if the infected material spills out onto the surrounding skin this can lead to deeper lesions.
Your skin will naturally try and heal these wounds with new collagen fibres but unfortunately these are not usually as smooth as your original skin and can show up as a different colour or texture, these irregular coloured dips or mounds are acne scars.
How We Can Help:
Acne itself is such an uncomfortable experience, that to then continue to suffer from acne scars is very burdensome. Luckily laser acne scar removal effectively reduces all three of these types of acne scars in only a few simple treatments.
It works by breaking down the scar tissue that has formed whilst simultaneously helping to generate new healthy tissue in its place. The new tissue that comes through is the same colour as your natural skin and with a more even skin tone. This combination in several treatments results in your scars fading away.
These treatments are safe, effective and require no invasive surgery.
Your Next Step:
The first thing you should do is book yourself in for a free consultation. There are no set-ups or preparation needed before your consultation.
During the consultation you can show the affected area to the technician who will be able to recommend the best course of treatments, and answer any questions that you may have.
Following that you will have a free patch test. That is the use of a laser on a small affected area to see how your skin reacts to the laser. Once you have shown no adverse reactions to the laser you can get booked in for a full course of treatments.