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Acne Scars Treatment

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.

Last Reviewed July 16th 2020

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Skin conditions such as acne scarring and excess pigmentation of scars may seem to be a reminder of the adolesence for some, and may certainly play a role in low self-esteem.

Acne scarring is the most common residual problem associated with the condition. Although acne is treatable, it can often leave you with bumpy, uneven skin. Here at The Private Clinic, we have a variety of treatments tailored to get rid of and remove acne scars. We use a combination of effective treatments to reduce any visible scars and smooth out uneven skin and pigmentation. The treatment plan is compiled based on the severity of your scarring and will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Thanks to our innovative approach and the expertise of our specialist medical teams, we are able to offer a range of treatments from topical medical products to micro-needling and laser treatments to rid your skin of acne scars and any discolouration caused.

Skin laser acne scar treatments should be carried out by qualified medical staff in medical clinics. Our acne scar removal skin clinics are located in London Harley StreetBirminghamLeedsManchester and Northampton.

procedure time

Procedure Time

30 - 60 mins

number of treatments

No. of Treatments

Dependant on procedure

downtime

Downtime

24 - 48 hours

how long do results last

Results Last

Dependant on procedure

final results

Final Results

Dependant on procedure

What are the treatments for Acne Scars?

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation
  • Dermaroller / Dermapen
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion

Read more about these treatments below.

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Take a look at the Before and After photos to see how we have helped change our patients’ lives.

What to Expect

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.

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  • Aftercare

Acne Scars Treatment

Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing can help to reduce scars and the appearance of dark pigmentation. It is suitable for all skin types, including dark skin. We have three types of Laser Sin Resurfacing treatments Pearl, Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion. The variety of treatments allows us to treat the varying severity of acne scarring in a more effective way. Find out more about our Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment here.

IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation
IPL is a great treatment who are troubled by red pigment scarring following acne. The intense pulsed light is able to target and lighten pigment that is darker than the surrounding skin colour resulting in a dramatic reduction in acne scarring
with minimal downtime. Find out more about our IPL Photorejuvenation treatment here.

Dermaroller / Dermapen
Our dermaroller treatment has been featured on Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 * due to its efficacy in treating severe acne scars. Dermaroller treatment is also called micro needling and it involves using a medical roller with hundreds of micro-needles The roller is rolled across the skin to cause micro punctures on the skin surface which then encourages the skin to regenerate and repair itself. The results are smoother and brighter looking skin with a reduction in the appearance of acne scars. To find out more about our dermaroller treatment click here.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels come in a variety of forms and strengths and can be very effective at reducing the appearance of acne scarring if regular treatment is carried out. A chemical peel is an intense form of exfoliating the skin, it uses chemical solutions to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin resulting in new smoother skin with a visible reduction in acne scarring. To find out more about chemical peels click here.

Microdermabrasion
A medical microdermabrasion is a great way for helping to improve the appearance of mild and shallow acne scarring. The treatment is performed using a  hand piece that lets out a flow of medical grade crystals to remove the top layer of dry dead skin cells. There is also a vacuum function which is great for removing oil and congestion on the skin. The deep exfoliation results in new, soft and smooth skin cells which can help reduce the appearance of mild acne scarring. To find out more about microdermabrasion treatment click here.

Should you wish to see one of our Consultant Dermatologists, we can certainly arrange a consultation at a time convenient for you.

After Your Acne Scar Removal Treatment

You will notice the difference in terms of the texture and tone of your skin. The appearance of scars is dramatically reduced, as is the appearance of excessive skin pigmentation. We can also help reduce pore size and smooth out rough skin. We offer some of the most successful scar treatments available today and when combined with the skill of our practitioners, the results achieved are quite remarkable.

Acne Scars Treatment

Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing can help to reduce scars and the appearance of dark pigmentation. It is suitable for all skin types, including dark skin. We have three types of Laser Sin Resurfacing treatments Pearl, Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion. The variety of treatments allows us to treat the varying severity of acne scarring in a more effective way. Find out more about our Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment here.

IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) Photorejuvenation
IPL is a great treatment who are troubled by red pigment scarring following acne. The intense pulsed light is able to target and lighten pigment that is darker than the surrounding skin colour resulting in a dramatic reduction in acne scarring
with minimal downtime. Find out more about our IPL Photorejuvenation treatment here.

Dermaroller / Dermapen
Our dermaroller treatment has been featured on Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 * due to its efficacy in treating severe acne scars. Dermaroller treatment is also called micro needling and it involves using a medical roller with hundreds of micro-needles The roller is rolled across the skin to cause micro punctures on the skin surface which then encourages the skin to regenerate and repair itself. The results are smoother and brighter looking skin with a reduction in the appearance of acne scars. To find out more about our dermaroller treatment click here.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels come in a variety of forms and strengths and can be very effective at reducing the appearance of acne scarring if regular treatment is carried out. A chemical peel is an intense form of exfoliating the skin, it uses chemical solutions to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin resulting in new smoother skin with a visible reduction in acne scarring. To find out more about chemical peels click here.

Microdermabrasion
A medical microdermabrasion is a great way for helping to improve the appearance of mild and shallow acne scarring. The treatment is performed using a  hand piece that lets out a flow of medical grade crystals to remove the top layer of dry dead skin cells. There is also a vacuum function which is great for removing oil and congestion on the skin. The deep exfoliation results in new, soft and smooth skin cells which can help reduce the appearance of mild acne scarring. To find out more about microdermabrasion treatment click here.

Should you wish to see one of our Consultant Dermatologists, we can certainly arrange a consultation at a time convenient for you.

After Your Acne Scar Removal Treatment

You will notice the difference in terms of the texture and tone of your skin. The appearance of scars is dramatically reduced, as is the appearance of excessive skin pigmentation. We can also help reduce pore size and smooth out rough skin. We offer some of the most successful scar treatments available today and when combined with the skill of our practitioners, the results achieved are quite remarkable.

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FAQs

  • What does the treatment involve?

    The Pixel Laser is a high-energy beam of light that is directed onto damaged areas of skin. The laser removes the epidermis and upper dermis on targeted zones, which triggers the body’s natural healing process and stimulates the growth of healthy new skin. The advantage of the Pixel Laser over other laser treatments is that it can treat very small areas of skin leaving the surrounding tissue untouched and undamaged.

  • How long does the treatment take?

    This will depend on the size of the area to be treated. Sessions can last from a few minutes to half an hour and we usually recommend a course of three to five treatments every four to six weeks.

  • How much does Acne Scars treatment cost?

    Consultations with our experienced skin and laser practitioners are £25 however this cost is redeemable against the price of any skin treatment that you wish to book following your consultation. Prices for Laser Skin Resurfacing start from £500. IPL Photorejuvenation treatment prices start from £200. Microneedling/Dermaroller treatment starts from £280 for single sessions or £850 for a course of 4 treatments. Chemical Peel treatments costs start from £75 for a single session. Medical Microdermabrasion prices start from £65 for a single session and £325 for a course. All acne scar treatment prices will vary depending on the number of treatments needed. You will be given an accurate quote following your consultation. You can also arrange a consultation to seek advice from one of London’s top Consultant Dermatologists. The cost of a dermatologist consultation is £200. This is only available at our London Harley Street clinic.

  • How soon will I see the results?

    You should start to see results after your very first session of this scar laser treatment, however, the final results won’t be visible until the end of your course of treatment.

  • What is the recovery process?

    For several hours after treatment your skin will feel tight, and look ‘sunburned’ and swollen. It may look pinkish for another five to seven days, while the swelling should go down after one to three days. For this reason you may want to spend a day or two at home, depending on your job. As your skin starts to heal it may flake a little which can last for up to two weeks.

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    Patient Stories

    Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team

    Our reputation for excellent care is second to none. See what some of our patients have had to say about our acne scar treatments.

    Marina. M
    Marina. M
    2020-11-16
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    Dr Fallhadar did an exceptional job, he made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Fiona his assistant was also incredibly helpful and supportive throughout. They are so natural and I would highly recommend him to anyone, particularly if you want a natural and problem free result
    meryam
    meryam
    2020-11-15
    Verified review
    The derma pen training was very intensive in terms of the theory and both practical i learnt so many different techniques Dr Farah was amazing in her teaching skill and was able to Answer all my concerns
    Ana
    Ana
    2020-11-13
    Verified review
    I work with Mr Riaz Agha, a Harley Street Plastic Consultant Surgeon at one of his private clinics. I am impressed with not only his standard and quality of work but also the care and kindness that he shows to all of his patients and team. I have worked with a huge variety of different consultants over the years but Mr Argha really stands out and I would highly recommend him to friends and family, and of course if ever I consider to have any procedures in the future. Marie
    Joy Townsend
    Joy Townsend
    2020-11-10
    Verified review
    I had laser treatment on face by Emma, the results are amazing I can actually go foundation free. All the team were friendly and approachable.
    Lena Hayward
    Lena Hayward
    2020-10-31
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    I had a breast reduction performed by Mr Navid Jallali. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I have less backache and less neck ache. The size and shape are absolutely fabulous.The clinic was amazing. The nursing staff in the hospital were superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic and Mr Jalalli to anyone wanting a breast reduction.
    Danielle
    Danielle
    2020-10-27
    Verified review
    A really positive experience. Alex is a fantastic patient co-ordinator, so friendly and reassuring. After a few changes of plan due to Covid lockdown, I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to have Dr Fattah performing my procedure. Extremely thorough and precise from the first consultation, I really trusted him. My main aim was to restore my figure after children/breastfeeding, with a really natural look that would work with my lifestyle, gym etc. Dr Fattah really “got” this and I trusted his judgement on size of implant and placement completely. I’m absolutely delighted with the result and the aftercare support has been great – surgery follow up and then annual check ups for reassurance. Thank you team, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ?
    Allielle
    Allielle
    2020-10-27
    Verified review
    From the start to finish of my T-Lift procedure, I felt in good hands. The entire team at The Private Clinic were very caring and professional. Mr Falladah is an excellent surgeon, he explained everything clearly -before and during the procedure – and has a calm and reassuring manner. Because I was well-informed regarding what to expect after surgery, I was able to manage with minimal pain medication, but I’m glad I took a couple of days off work to recover. I’m really pleased with the results – a five star recommendation!
    EH
    EH
    2020-10-26
    Verified review
    I had preservation rhinoplasty with Dr Rochira in December 2019. I couldn’t be happier with my results. The results are very natural-looking and I feel so much more confident with my side profile. Dr Rochira is an amazing surgeon and I instantly felt comfortable. He knew exactly what I wanted and was very realistic with the results in my consultation. Thank you!
    Lilly M A
    Lilly M A
    2020-10-25
    Verified review
    Dr. Rochira performed a preservation rhinoplasty on me in December 2019. I trusted his suggestions for my nose and now, 9 months later, I couldn’t be happier with the results I’m seeing. I did not experience any bruising at all, only swelling around my eyes for the first couple of weeks — my nose itself took a few months to settle and I feel like it has really grown into the rest of my features. I entirely recommend this surgeon if you are looking for a natural result and an extremely pleasant experience.

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