• Scarring on cheeks

    Scarring and acne scarring


    Scarring on the face or body can be caused by acne, surgery, wounds or trauma to the skin. Not all scars fade away on their own and some need specialist help. At DestinationSkin, our skincare specialists understand that the physical and emotional effects of scarring remain long after the cause. We’re here to take you through a treatment journey that will deliver the skin results you deserve. With several treatment options available, we can find what really works for you.

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Whatever the underlying cause, scarring on the skin can cause many people to feel self-conscious. It might be that you’ve managed to tackle your acne, but have been left with scarring that you still wish to clear to get to the skin you’ve been wishing for. We offer several treatments that can address scarring, alleviating the visible effects and giving you confidence in your skin.

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What causes acne scarring?PlusMinus

Dark spots that remain on your skin after an acne breakout are caused by inflammation during the skin’s healing process. When a spot is popped, the pore is opened. When it closes again, abnormal pigmentations, textures and tones can appear that look different to the rest of your skin. Sometimes broken blood vessels after acne can also result in a mark that appears red or purple.

Even particularly aggressive blemishes can leave permanent marks, also called acne scars. Generally speaking, acne scars occur when normal tissue in the skin is destroyed and replaced with fibrous tissue. When acne is severe it can act like a wound, so when the body heals the damage, it can produce too much or too little tissue to repair the area. The production of too much tissue forms a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. Too little tissue leads to a depression in the skin, or an atrophic scar. The deeper and more inflamed the acne lesion, or the more that it is picked or squeezed, the more likely it is to scar.

What are acne scars?PlusMinus

Acne scars are the most common side effect of acne. Inflammation caused by acne can leave the skin feeling bumpy and discoloured for a very long time.

There are three main types of acne scars:

  • Ice pick scars – small, deep holes in the surface of your skin that look like the skin has been punctured with a sharp object.
  • Rolling scars – caused by bands of scar tissue that form under the skin, giving the surface a rolling and uneven appearance.
  • Boxcar scars – round, oval depressions or craters in the skin.

What does acne scarring look like?PlusMinus

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    The same skin after acne scarring treatment

Tips for dealing with acne scarringPlusMinus

Remember, getting rid of acne successfully – or even controlling it – will depend on your skin, your lifestyle and the treatment you choose. Generally, you could say goodbye to acne by:

  • visiting your nearest DestinationSkin clinic and talking to an expert
  • washing pillowcases, clothes and bed sheets on a regular basis
  • ensuring the area is hydrated
  • using correctional products that include Vitamin A
  • not squeezing or picking your spots.

Acne scarring treatments available at DestinationSkinPlusMinus

There are several options we can suggest for acne scar removal once your acne is under control. The right treatment will depend on how severe your scarring is and can range from chemical skin peels, IPL treatments, to microdermabrasion We also use Genuine Dermaroller™ or eDermastamp – a microneedling treatment designed to reduce signs of acne scarring – to boost natural collagen production in the skin.

If you have acne scarring that you’d like to have treated, book in for a free initial consultation with us. Our expert practitioner can then examine your skin and talk through your goals to help find the right treatment that will work best for you and your skin.

 

How much does acne scarring treatment cost?PlusMinus

TREATMENTSingle treatment
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Course of 3 treatments
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CUSTOMISED FACIALS

A thorough cleanse of your skin using cosmeceutical grade products specifically tailored to treat your concerns.
£59£169
MICRODERMABRASION

A quick non-invasive exfoliating treatment that helps unclog pores, removes dead skin cells and clear blemishes. Great for encouraging an even skin tone and clear complexion.
£69£189
SKIN RE-SURFACERS & CHEMICAL SKIN PEELS

Popular with celebrities, skin resurfacers & chemical skin peels, offer a far more effective solution to tackling acne concerns than high street products. Using active ingredients to help calm inflammation, control bacteria and clear surface oil, leaving you with clear blemish free skin.
From
£79
From
£209
MICRO-NEEDLING (Genuine Dermaroller and Electronic Dermastamp)

A highly effective treatment using a small handheld device that triggers a healing response in the deeper layers of the skin. This encourages the skin to shed damaged skin cells on the surface and replace with fresh, new, healthy cells, leaving a radiant complexion.
From
£129
From
£299
INTENSE PULSE LIGHT (IPL) & LASER TREATMENTS

Using Intense Pulse light therapy, this proven technique is unrivalled at calming red, aggravated and inflamed skin. The light combats the lower levels of your skin, slowing down cell turnover and soothing from within.
From
£169
From
£409

FAQsPlusMinus

Q: Does microneedling hurt?
A: We use a numbing cream with all our skin-needling treatments to make the procedure comfortable. We’re particularly confident that the new eDermastamp needling treatment is painless.

Q: How many acne scarring treatments could I need?
A: We recommend having three to six sessions, depending on the severity of your concern. The natural regeneration process of your skin takes up to six weeks to develop fully – the results are well worth waiting for.

Q: Will I need time to recover after acne scarring treatment?
A: Your skin will look flushed after a dermaroller or eDermastamp treatment and may feel tighter than normal. This will start to subside after one or two hours but may leave a slight redness over the following couple of days. It’s important that you wear a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ product, which you can buy from us if you don’t already have one. This will protect your skin during the post-treatment period. To speed up your recovery time, we also recommend using a hydrating serum.

Recommended skincare productsPlusMinus

We recommend using the DermaQuest® Glycolic Gel Cleanser, Vitamin C products such as DermaQuests® Stem Cell 3D range.

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Last edited: 11/12/2018