Acne scars 

According to the British Skin Foundation, 28% of the UK population suffers with acne and 95% of acne sufferers say it impacts their daily lives. Even once acne has completely healed and is no longer active, it can still leave behind visible, permanent scarring. The good news is, there are a number of innovative treatments available to help improve the appearance of acne scarring

There are different scar types which can require a range of treatments

We use the following

Subcision to release the tethered scar

Tixel to rejuvenate the skin and create collagen

Microneedling to rejuvenate the skin

PRP to promote healing and rejuvenate

Cross TCA to remove small deep ice pick like scars.

Dermal fillers to raise depressed scars

Acne scarring can be treated. However it is challenging and results take up to one year and require combination treatments.

We usually provide tailored packages after initial consultation.

An initial treatment plan consultation with Dr Charlson is £150

TIXEL, a new technology platform that uses heat to stimulate skin regeneration and collagen synthesis, producing results comparable with CO2 laser but with significantly less pain and downtime, improved safety and lower price point (from £450 per treatment).

Acne scars treated by TIXEL heat technology. In Hull and LEEDS by Dr Paul CHarlson, the only TIXEL machine in Northern UK

Acne scars treated by TIXEL heat technology. In Hull and Leeds by Dr Paul Charlson, the only TIXEL machine in Northern UK

 

Acne scar treatment is often an unfortunate consequence for those suffering from acne and is distressing. Acne scar treatment can be treatment for marks and pigmentation left after recent acne or actual dermal scarring. The scarring left as a result of this is even more distressing as it is much more difficult to treat. Dr Charlson treats acne in his NHS dermatology clinics and understands the psychological impact acne and acne scarring may cause.

However, it is not possible to completely remove acne scars, improvement in the appearance of scarring would be the objective

Acne can leave deep scars which can be filled with dermal filler. This is a temporary treatment to smooth out the skin but with repeated treatment scars do diminish and skin becomes clearer and smoother.

Acne can also leave pigmentation around the site where spots have been. This is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and can usually be improved by treatments that increase the rate of skin cell turnover and specialist serums that inhibit the action of melanocytes in the skin.

At Skinqure we have a variety of treatments to treat both active acne and the scarring. These are not available as NHS treatments. We use dermarollers, dermal fillers, skin peels and creams to improve the appearance of the skin.

Whilst scarring is difficult to treat improvements can be made with the right approach

Treatments packages cost vary.   http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-scars