Cosmetic Surgery

Acne Scar Treatment

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

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

While in the past Dr Prashant used Fractional CO2, Erbium or NdYAG lasers to treat Acne Scars, he now prefers the Morpheus8 combined with a Growth Factor Facial as this gives much better results compared to the older modal­ities like lasers, giving both collagen remod­el­ling and remod­el­ling, skin tight­ening and resur­fa­cing. Having said that we would like to remind you that there is no silver bullet to acne scars and having multiple approaches and real­istic expect­a­tions is the key to success.

Do acne scars go away?

The good news is that if you have red coloured scars that persist after the spot has gone, these are highly likely to disap­pear with time as the skin recovers its natural thick­ness over the next 3 – 6 months. Unfortunately, common acne scars like ice pick scars, rolling scars and box scars gener­ally need some medical or surgical inter­ven­tion to reduce their appearance.

Does vitamin C help acne scars?

Vit C serums can be a very effective part of an acne scar manage­ment system. However, they will not be enough on their own.

Real Results

Acne Scar Treatment 5 (before)Acne Scar Treatment 5 (after)
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Approximate Costs

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.