Acne Scarring Treatments
Non-surgical Solutions: Laser Treatments
In Action: Treatment of Pigmentation with IPL
Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions
Topical numbing cream is used prior to most laser treatments, in order to reduce discomfort, and can also help to keep the skin cool. Where we are planning to go particularly deep over scarred areas then we will often add some local anaesthetic injections to improve the patient comfort.
Our combination acne treatments enable us to subtly improve the appearance of acne scarring, while promoting the production of new collagen and refining the skin’s texture. However, the result is never perfect – and this must always be taken into account before embarking upon a course of treatment.
After skin resurfacing, most patients can expect to be out and about again after a week – although this does vary from patient to patient. Sometimes it can take longer for the skin to heal, particularly if you are unlucky enough to develop a complication like an infection after the procedure which requires additional treatment. Most discomfort from the procedure subsides within the first 24 hours, although the redness and swelling typically get worse for the first few days before slowly starting to improve.
After your initial healing period, in around a week or so, you should notice some improvement in your scarring. The results however improve and evolve over a period of months as the collagen matures and your skin continues to heal below the surface. You will also see gradual incremental changes from each of the subsequent procedures in your recommended treatment plan.
Acne Scarring Treatments performed by
Dr Nina Singh
Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023, after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.
Dr Rhona Cameron
Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health.
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