What is it and what is the cause?
Sadly, if you have suffered acne, you may be left with 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 leaving indents, redness and uneven skin. Acne scarring can be varying in depth so treatment is dependant on this.
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 but can be helped to fade quicker with a TCA peel.
If the scarring is more superficial then skin resurfacers such as peels or microdermabrasion can really help by gradually reducing the damaged skin surface.
If scarring is deeper then skin needling (Dermaroller) can be really effective and/or a light dermal filler to help repair and rejuvenate by creating tighter, flatter bundles of collagen and promoting collagen growth to leave a smoother, more even skin surface. This can be combined with resurfacing treatments to tackle the acne scarring from both inside and out.
See individual treatments for prices or check out our treatment packages which can be very cost effective.