What causes acne scarring?

Acne scarring is caused by the body effectively putting "too much effort" into healing the wounds caused by acne, meaning that there is an excess of collagen built up in the dermis. This collagen may stay in place permanently, creating acne scarring.

In some cases the result is not a true scar, but simply an excess of pigmentation. This may fade away over a few months or years, but generally isn't permanent as with other acne scars.

Treatments for acne scarring

We offer a wide range of acne scar treatments but they all work towards the same goal of removing the external layers of the scar tissue cells, leaving the scar either heavily faded or completely removed.

Skin peels and chemical peels use materials designed to force the body to shed the surface cells.

Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to physically remove the cells as well as unclogging pores, this treatment is particularly good for treating live acne as well as acne scars.

Laser treatments can also remove the surface cells but are targeted so they don't  cause damage to surrounding healthy skin cells. These  treatments include CO2RE, which can target both superficial and deeper layers of your skin, and Fraxel, which penetrates deep in to the skin.

Microneedling involves multiple tiny needles puncturing the the skin to stimulate the body's natural healing process, promoting renewed skin cells.

The best treatment for you will depend on the extent of the scarring, the desired results, and your skin type. For this reason, you should book a consultation with our trained and experienced skin experts to help you decide. In some cases, combining multiple treatments may have the best effect.

Are you suffering from live acne? Find out about the specific acne treatments we offer depending on whether you're a teenager or adult.

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"My skin's complexion has become much smoother overall. I feel so much more confident now, and will happily go to the shops without any make up on, which is something I never would've considered before.

- Lucy Conlon

Acne Scar Treatment FAQs

How will I feel during treatment?

There may be some very mild discomfort but anaesthetic cream can be used to treat this if necessary.

Is this the right treatment for me?

Laser therapy and microdermabrasion are effective for virtually everybody. If there are any issues with your suitability for treatment, your sk:n specialist will discuss these with you at your consultation.

What happens afterwards?

The sk:n after care package is specially put together to provide everything you need to look after your newly treated skin. Use it to ensure that you get the best results after your treatment.

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Our Prices

Acne Scar Treatment Courses

  Prices From With Doctor With Medical Director
Consultation £100 £100 £150
Skin peels from £295 £455 £455
Micro Needling from £350 £350 £350
Fraxel from £805 £805 £805
CO2RE from £870 £870 £870
Laser resurfacing from £1,415, dependent upon consult

Exact prices to be confirmed during your consultation.

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