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Acne Scar Treatment

We understand that acne can be very distressing and also affect your self-confidence and wellbeing. Once your acne has cleared, you may find you have some pigmentation and scarring, which occurs in around one in five people. Please be assured as there are treatments available at Delight Clinic to help you regain your confidence and live life without worrying about your skin. Acne scarring can be treated effectively with a range of innovative treatments which drastically reduce or remove scars completely. Qualified doctor at Delight Clinic will give you best advice and support throughout your journey.

Is it a common skin condition?

According to the survey, 28% of the population suffers from acne and 95% of acne sufferers say it impacts their daily lives, so you are not alone.

Treatments available at Delight Clinic for acne scars

  • Peels: Retinol Peels, Lactic/Glycolic Peels, PCA/Retinol Peels.
  • RF Micro needling
  • Q-Switch N d Yag Laser
  • Fractional Co2 Laser
  • Skin Dermabrasion
  • Derma roller

What causes acne scarring?

Acne scarring can develop as a complication of acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring and scarring is more common when nodules and cysts are present. It is caused when the body works extremely hard to heal the wounds caused by acne which leads to an excess of collagen build-up in the skin. This collagen can stay in place permanently which causes acne scarring.

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

At Delight Clinic, we offer a range of treatments to combat all different types of acne scars. You’ll need a consultation with a doctor so that they can assess your scars and based on your medical history, will make a tailored made treatment protocol for you. We work with the highest-grade lasers to offer effective scar removal and your doctor may recommend a series of skin peels, RF Micro needling, or a laser treatment such as Laser Resurfacing.

Will acne scars heal?

There are different types of scarring, ice pick scars (small deep holes), rolling scars (uneven skin) and boxcar scars (craters in the skin). Some scars may improve slightly on their own depending on the severity and some scarring will be more stubborn than others. Dark spots on the skin (usually red, brown or purple) are very common and aren’t true acne scars. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and will be much easier to treat than deeper scars and might heal over time. Other acne scars can be permanent if left untreated. Scarring can also be increased if spots are picked, so it is very important to avoid this.

acne scars treatments – Frequently Asked Question

How long does it take for acne scars to go away?

Before we know the answer, it is important to determine the type of scar which we will do in your initial consultation. It is essential we wait until your skin is almost clear of acne to begin treatment. As an example, many of our clients see great results from RF Micro needling where a course of three to six sessions are required at four weeks of interval, so you may be looking at a minimum of two to three months to see any substantial results. With laser resurfacing, many clients experience amazing results after just one treatment.

Is acne scar treatment painful?

Not really. In most laser or RF Micro needling treatments, there may be some mild discomfort but anesthetic cream can be used before the treatment if necessary.

How long will the results last?

In most cases the results will be permanent, however if you suffer from acne again after having acne scarring treatment, there is a risk that new scars will form and you will require further acne scarring treatment.

I still have active acne; can I begin my acne scarring treatment?

No, you will have to wait to begin your acne scarring treatment until your skin is relatively clear. Any treatment can irritate your acne which can often be painful and sensitive.