Most of us have suffered from acne at some point, especially during our teenage years but even when treated, the aftermath can still persist – acne scars. However, the bad news stops here as there are a number of treatments that can help prevent and reduce the appearance of scars for clearer skin.
Prevention and intervention are crucial when it comes to treating acne to lower the odds of scars forming; 95 percent of acne patients develop post-pimple hyperpigmentation to some degree. First, it's important to identify the type of acne scars, since they come in many shapes, sizes, and even colours. The most common are depressed or pitted scars, which result from inflammatory acne, or papulopustular acne — lesions that consist of red blemishes, pimples, papules and pustules (zits) and larger swollen lesions (nodules). Depressed scars sit on collagen-rich scar tissue, preventing the skin from repairing the scar.
SkinMed recommend Derma FNS Needling to treat acne scars. The Derma FNS pen is an electronically powered micro needling device. The pen utilises the multiple needle head to deliver many thousands of tiny holes to the bottom layer of the skin to encourage skin rejuvenation and promote complete and skin remodelling from scars, stretch marks, lines and wrinkles.
These tiny channels stimulate the skins natural healing process and it begins to dissolve old rigid collagen, whilst then releasing serum growth factors, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin development. A complete skin remodelling treatment.
We also recommend Enerpeel, the bespoke peeling system which can be used to treat acne scarring. Enerpeel is not your normal chemical peel. It is a chemical remodelling system designed to achieve maximum results with minimal downtime. It remodels your skin. Enerpeel uses carrier molecules, which carry exfoliators, remodelling agents and treatment ingredients into the skin. Different Enerpeels contain complementary treatment ingredients, used treat specific skin conditions.
Call us on 0333 247 2474 to find your nearest clinic providing these services.