Say Goodbye to Depressed Scars with Laser Scar Removal in Glasgow

Dr Darren McKeown offers non-surgical and surgical treatments for scar revision in Glasgow

Depressed scars can be difficult to hide, especially when they are on your face or other visible parts of your body. It can knock your self-esteem whenever you see this scarring and make you feel isolated or not want to be seen.

Deep scars are typically caused by burns, cuts, and sun damage, but one of the most common forms of scars on the body are a result of acne. While many get through the hormonal years fairly unscathed, others are left with acne scarring and marks that simply refuse to heal by themselves over time. This is why many people look into scar revision — and our clinic offers several effective treatments to remove scars and give you better skin.

As one of the most sought after cosmetic clinics in Glasgow, we have the expertise to advise on the best scar revision treatment plan for your skin and the advanced technology to ensure the best possible results.

Book an appointment with Dr Darren McKeown for a scar revision in Scotland at a state of the art aesthetic & cosmetic clinic

What is a Depressed Scar?

A depressed scar is made up of sunken skin that has left a dent in the skin. It is the result of damaged soft tissue that comes about after trauma to the skin. Several scar revision treatments can help restore the skin tissue and make your face and body look and feel rejuvenated again.

Most scars are permanent, but we can certainly find the right treatment to reduce their appearance and restore your confidence. The best treatment for your scar will depend on your hopes for the end result. We will discuss this with you during your consultation.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Depressed Scars:

We offer several non-surgical scar revision procedures at our Glasgow clinic. These include:

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser Resurfacing

The CO2 laser is the most aggressive laser available for skin resurfacing. It works by burning the top layers of skin off, which generates a healing response.

Traditional laser resurfacing burns the entire skin surface off, but recent advances in ‘fractional’ technology using microscopic beams mean that only a percentage of the skin’s surface is removed during treatments. This has the effect of still stimulating a healing response, but with a shorter recovery period afterwards. The area will normally be red for a week or so afterwards.

The CO2 laser we use is the CO2RE from Syneron-Candela, which has the ability to work in both full field and fractional mode. For treating depressed scars like acne scarring, we normally use it in fractional mode, using a deep setting for the most effective results.

For most scars, a course of 3 treatments will normally be required as part of your scar revision treatment at our clinic.

Injection of Dermal Filler

This technique can be surprisingly effective at reducing the appearance of depressed scars. It does not take out the scar itself, but it does reduce the indentation behind the scar, which has a significant impact on decreasing the visibility of scarring.

Using dermal fillers for a scar revision treatment involves injecting filler under the skin in the cheeks, chin, nose and the area around the mouth. After the treatment, most scars will have a reduced appearance and start to look better within weeks.


This is an old-fashioned method of removing scars using a rotating wire brush. Due to the lack of control with this technique, the results can be unpredictable. Few doctors still practice this technique since the advent of laser technology.

This treatment removes the outer layers of skin, allowing new skin a chance to come to the surface. This treatment is often preferred by those who have acne scarring and sun damage.

Although you will indeed need a few sessions to see the results of your treatment, this is one of the non-surgical procedures that promise a more youthful appearance.

Surgical Treatments for Depressed Scars:

Each surgical scar revision procedure at our cosmetic clinic is carried out with the utmost care. These treatments include:

Surgical Excision and Scar Revision

This is the traditional method of scar revision. It essentially involves injecting a local anaesthetic, cutting the scar out, and re-stitching it neatly. It is considered minor skin surgery. As one of the top aesthetic clinics in Glasgow, we will help find a solution that will leave you comfortable in your skin again.

Post Surgery

After your scar revision procedure, your skin will be a bit swollen. The puffiness and swollen skin will start to subside after a few hours, but you will only start to see real results about a week after your scar removal surgery.

The recovery time varies from patient to patient and depends on the scars you want removed, but recovery is typically not very long for this minor plastic surgery treatment. Over time, the neat stitching will result in a better scar than was present previously.

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What to Expect During the Treatment

Before your Consultation

There are a few things that are good to think about before considering scar revision.

What kind of results are you hoping for? Does the scar tissue impact your daily life? Are you aware of the various non-invasive and invasive options that are available for scar reduction and removal? Is your self-confidence impacted by the permanent scarring?

These are all questions to consider when booking a consultation at our clinic.

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During the Consultation

During your consultation at our clinic, we will discuss the different scar removal options with you. The best treatment for you will depend on the type of scar you want to be removed and your procedure preferences. You may need to have some very minor surgery done to get the full extent of your scar removed, but the ultimate decision on how to treat your scars will be left up to you.

Post Treatment & Aftercare

Your surgeon will have a specific treatment plan drawn up for you and will go through all the dos and don’ts regarding your scars and recovery after the surgical procedure. Certain treatments for scars may take several sessions for you to see the results, but you will certainly notice a clear difference and gain back some of your body confidence.

For scar revision in Glasgow using cutting edge technology and techniques, book your treatment at the Aesthetic Medicine Institute


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