ACNE SCAR TREATMENT AND REMOVAL LONDON
The Acne Clinic at 23MD was created in response to an increased number of patients attending with teenage, adult and menopausal acne – all of which can have a significant effect on self-esteem.
At 23MD, we combine different modalities – including medical and non-medical treatments – in a bespoke skincare regime which addresses the patient’s individual needs. A treatment plan is advised following a skin assessment and lasts between 4-6 months. Patients can expect a combination of treatments including Photodynamic Phototherapy, Mesoesthetic Peels, Dermapen, Laser and medical-grade facials. If further investigation is needed, blood testing using the ALCAT food sensitivity test, or hormone profiles may also be performed t see if hormones can be adjusted to help your outcome.
If you have any questions or wish to book a consultation, please contact us on 020 7078 0203.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE SCARS?
Counterintuitively, acne scars are formed as a result of the body’s natural healing process. Spots, pimples, lesions, nodules and cysts can all appear on the skin due to excess oil, dead skin and bacteria. These can (and do) disappear in time, often without leaving a trace. But if they burst, the surrounding tissue can become damaged and inflamed – creating the early stages of an acne scar. Acne scars can also appear if damage is caused by picking or squeezing a spot.
The body’s automatic response is to repair the damaged tissue by forming new collagen. In some instances, too much collagen is produced – leading to uneven and raised scar tissue on the surface of the skin. By contrast, if not enough collagen is produced, pitted and indented scars start to appear.
WHAT IS ACNE SCAR TREATMENT?
There are numerous treatments available, all of which have been shown to successfully get rid of acne scars. However, acne scars are notoriously stubborn and no single treatment will work for everyone. The best acne scar removal strategy for you may be completely different for someone else. Which is why, here at 23MD, we create a bespoke skincare regime for each of our patients.
This regime typically involves a combination of different treatments, including chemical peels, specialised facials, laser treatments, phototherapy and dermaroller. You may need a series of treatments over 4-6 months or just a one-off session. Suitable options can be discussed at your initial meeting with the consultant and we will devise the best acne scar treatment plan for you.
IS ACNE SCAR TREATMENT EFFECTIVE?
Results will vary depending upon the type and severity of your acne scars. However, we do everything we can to make sure our patients are satisfied and we find that treatments are often highly effective. Most people notice a 50-75% reduction in scar visibility and the effects are permanent.
HOW MUCH IS ACNE SCAR TREATMENT?
The exact cost of your acne treatment will depend on the specific skincare regime created for you. Your needs are unique and we strongly recommend booking a consultation with our specialists (charged at £100-£380 per session). This is an opportunity for us to discuss appropriate treatments for your acne scars and, once we have established your needs, we can discuss prices in detail.