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Acne Scar treatment Norwich

Acne Scar Treatment Norwich

It is disturbing enough to suffer from acne, but the problem does not stop when the acne subsides. Acne scarring can be left behind. Acne scars are formed when the acne penetrates the skin and damages the underlying tissue.  

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What are acne scars?

It is disturbing enough to suffer from acne, but the problem does not stop when the acne subsides. Acne scarring can be left behind. Acne scars are formed when the acne penetrates the skin and damages the underlying tissue.  Changes then occur to the texture and colour of the skin.  The different types of problems can occur include raised nodules (hypertrophy), small holes or pockmarks (skin atrophy), dark marks (pigmentation) and enlarged blood vessels. The main reasons for seeking treatment for acne or acne scarring cited by patients is self-esteem and confidence.

 The good news is that acne scarring is a treatable condition.

The different types of acne scars

Acne scars loosely fall under the following different sub-types: Elevated, Indented and discolouration.

Elevated scarring could include keloid and hypertrophic, which are the most common types. Another, less common type is known as perifollicular elastolysis scarring, (abbreviated to PFE). The former is more common on the body. They present as a raised overgrowth of fibrous tissue as a result of the formation of scar tissue as the skin heals. The latter, PFE scarring, is identified by its colour, most commonly occurring in skin colour, and occasionally yellow . This type of acne is mostly found on the body but has been known to appear on the face.

Indented acne scarring terms include Boxcar, Rolling and Ice-Pick.

Boxcar scarring is more common in the lower half of the face. Boxcar scars are characterised by indents in the skin and the fact they appear have sharp edges when looking closely at the skin and where the boxcar scars sit below the skin. Rolling scars, again mostly affect the lower half of the face. They have a wavy and sloped appearance. Ice-pick acne scars are more common in the upper half of the face. They are characterized by small indentations in the skin, giving the affected area a pockmarked appearance.

Discolouration is a by-product of acne scarring and is sometimes classed as an actual scar type in some literature. The whole aspect of skin discolouration varies widely from patient to patient. The discolouration could be virtually any colour but is most commonly red, brown or purple in colour.

How we can help

For successful treatment of acne scarring the first step is to have a professional examine your skin. Your skin type, the acne scar types you present with, and your acne history will be evaluated during your consultation.

The practitioners at The Doctors laser clinic have seen 100’s of patients with acne scarring over the years. We will determine the best course of treatment for you and create a personalised plan based on our extensive experience in dealing with this condition.

How we treat acne scarring

Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, we have multiple laser machines at our disposal that treat a variety of different conditions, including acne scarring. These laser machines have been carefully selected for their effectiveness and safety. The question ‘what is the best laser machine for my acne scarring’ can be answered during your detailed examination. The benefits of each machine can then be weighed up against the level of acne scarring you have, in addition to your goals. The point is we have options for laser acne scar treatment, and thus so will you. It is important to note that more than one treatment may be required but this will be fully discussed with you at your consultation.

Why choose The Doctors Laser Clinic for your acne scar treatments?

What can you expect to achieve from having acne scar treatments at The Doctors Laser Clinic?

You can expect a first-class service with a thorough and detailed examination and consultation. You can expect experienced practitioners to treat you in a compassionate and caring manner. You can also expect a reduction in the appearance of the acne scars along with a clearer complexion and improvement to the texture and smoothness of your skin: – The main aim of all our acne scarring treatments. As previous mentioned, the end result is dependent of the severity of the scarring in the first place.

Patient Feedback

A really professional, friendly experience with their team. They have a vast knowledge on the treatments and what you you'll be going through. I had a laser treatment for my acne scars, which had reduced the appearance of them.
Anonymous - Norfolk
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