Morpheus8, Salicylic Acid peels, Jessners peel; Fractional C02 Laser, Erbium YAG Laser, Radiofrequency Microneedling Morpheus8, Radiofrequency Fractional Ablation, Dermaroller®, Dermapen, Subcision, Cross TCA, Dermal Filler, Nanofat, Chemical Peels, Medical Dermabrasion, scar excision
Acne scars are a result of either a very aggressive Nodulo-Cystic Acne condition or a result of secondary infections caused by picking or popping acne. The common types of acne scar are Ice-pick scars (sharp hole like depressions), rolling scars (scars with rolled out margins) and box scars (scars which have punched out, boxy looking margins). Most patients will have a combination of all these common types.
Sometimes one can also get hypertrophy or keloidal changes in acne scars.
Besides the obvious facial scarring, acne scars can also severely affect the emotional state of the patient, causing them to feel depressed.
There are many treatments that can be offered for Acne scars, and often they are used in combinations; however, there is no MAGIC treatment that can make acne scars disappear. While some patients can get 70 – 80% improvement in their scars, most will get some improvement of more than 40 – 50%.
At Reforme our favourite techniques of managing acne scars on the face are Medical Skin Care, followed by Morpheus8 Fractional Remodelling of Scar with or without our Growth Factor Facial.
Rarely patients need additional interventions like CrossTCA which involves the use of a strong acidic molecule to destroy ice pick scars, or subcision combined with dermal fillers (cutting the scar fibres that cause the dips in rolling scars, and then supporting the raised skin with a drop of dermal filler).
Frequently Asked Questions
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An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consultation with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consultation with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treatment you go on to have at our clinic.
Each treatment of Morpheus8 Acne Scar remodelling with Growth Factor Facial costs £750. Most patients will need between 2 – 3 treatments done a month and half apart and sometimes an yearly maintenance.