SCARRING

Scarring

 

Scarring Treatments

 

SKIN-FOCUSED
SOLUTIONS

What can help?

Skin resurfacing with the Erbium:YAG laser is often our first line treatment for fading the appearance of scarring; however, where the scars are more dense or severe, we often combine this with other treatment modalities such as radiofrequency micro-needling using the Morpheus8 system. Occasionally, injections of dermal filler can help to plump out the depression in the case of deeper, isolated scars – and in the most severe cases, acne scars can be surgically excised, and exchanged for a neater, more linear scar (although this is reserved for only the most severe cases). Some doctors also advocate the use of platelet rich plasma to improve scarring, although we have seen limited evidence for this and do not use it in our practice.

An example of a patient before and after treatment at the McKeown clinic.

Non-surgical Solutions: Laser Treatments

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions

 

COMMON
QUESTIONS

We use cold air to cool the skin and provide a comforting sensation during the treatment, distracting from any heat generated as a by product of the treatment. 

 

Scarring
Scarring

Our bespoke laser treatments enable us to rejuvenate the skin and lessen the appearance of scarring, while stimulating new collagen and refining the texture of the skin. However, it is impossible to ever completely reduce the appearance of scarring, and this must always be taken into account before starting treatment.

 

Scarring

When resurfacing scars, we typically use quite aggressive settings and downtime of up to 10 days may be required. Following Morpheus8 treatment, the skin may be flushed and feel fiery, however this will have subsided within a few days. You might also experience micro-crusting in treated areas, which will fall away within the week, revealing smooth new skin beneath. It is advisable to use a mild skincare routine and a high SPF in the days following.

With laser, we normally perform one session every four weeks, and typically four sessions are required for best results. Morpheus8 requires two sessions, approximately one month apart. After completing an initial course of treatments, many patients return for a one-off maintenance session every year thereafter.

 

Scarring
Scarring

Scarring Treatments performed by

THE DOCTORS

Dr Nina Singh

Dr Nina Singh

Aesthetic Doctor

 

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

Aesthetic Doctor

 

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.

Scarring

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