Acne Scars

bigstock-Severe-Acne-24802256-150x150Acne scars, cuts and exposure to the sun leave blemishes on our skin, which may increase and darken with age. The Skin + Hair Clinic provides a variety of treatments through our experiences dermatologist, including derma rollers or a chemical peel to reduce the appearance of marks on the skin.

As with all skin conditions, every person’s skin and expectations are different, so talk to one of our expert team on 0151 280 3248 (local rate calls), to find out more about which is the most suitable solution for you.

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Chemical peel

A chemical peel can revitalise your skin by getting rid of the layer of dead cells on the surface to reveal the new, fresh skin underneath, reducing the effects of sun damage, acne, pollutants and scarring, which build up on our skin over time.

Alongside rejuvenating your skin, this non-invasive treatment can be used to reduce mild scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and certain types of acne. There are several different types of chemical peel, and our team of experts will advise you about the type of chemical peel best suited to your skin type.

Derma Rollers

Derma rolling is a natural process of skin rejuvenation and skin healing, which stimulates the natural production of collagen in the skin. As skin ages, it loses the ability to produce elastin and collagen, which helps the skin look young and fresh, as effectively.

Ageing skin doesn’t hold moisture as well as younger skin, and as a result can start to sag and wrinkle. A derma roller is a collagen induction therapy, which uses micro-needling to puncture the dermis (skin’s outer later), with tiny, precise needles mounted on a roller. Opening the skin’s pores temporarily is treated as damage by the body, which works to regenerate it, triggering the production of collagen and elastin.

Alongside rejuvenating ageing skin, derma rollers can also be used to treat acne scars, uneven skin tone, post pregnancy stretch marks, skin pigmentation and sun spots.

Derma rollers

Q. Can derma rollers help reduce the appearance of scars?
A. Yes, it improves the texture of scars because…

Q. Does it hurt?
A. We apply a numbing cream before the treatment, which numbs your skin for between and hour and a quarter and an hour and a half, while we carry out the derma rolling.

Q. Will I look red after the treatment?
A. Your skin will look slightly swollen and a bit red for approximately 24 hours, and feel firm and tight in the 48 hours after that. We’ll give you an oxygen cream (an oxygen-rich chiroxy cream) to apply to maximise the amount of oxygen your skin absorbs after the process and induce the production of collagen. It’s possible that your skin will bleed during the process, as the derma rolling creates tiny pricks in the skin’s surface, but this is perfectly normal…

Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. You’ll see a collagen boost around six weeks after your first treatment, and that’s when we recommend you have your second one. A third treatment a further six weeks later completes the course, so a derma roller procedure usually takes place over approximately three months.

Chemical peels

Q. What’s the difference between different chemical peel treatments?
A. We offer two types of facial that are generally referred to as ‘chemical peels’, although a glycolic peel is actually a deep cleansing treatment, rather than a ‘peel’. A glycolic peel is massaged onto the face like a facemask, and then cleansed off, opening pores, taking off dead skin cells and brightening the skin.

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a dermatological peel, which is used as a collagen induction therapy, and your skin will peel. It’s suitable for skin types 1-3, and removes between 70% and 80% of fine lines, and up to 50% of scarring. It can also be used to take away freckles and skin pigmentation.

Q. What does my skin look like after a TCA peel?
A. Two to three days after a TCA peel, your skin will appear brown and suntanned; after that it will peel, which is when the new skin is revealed. Once the new skin has been revealed, you’ll have to wear SPF50+ sun cream.

Q. How many peels will I need?
A. Everyone’s skin is different, so our experts will advise you, but we generally recommend a course of four peels, approximately every ten days.

Q. Are chemical peels just for the face?
A. No, they can also be used in treatments like hand rejuvenation, to reduce the appearance of liver spots, freckles and pigmentation on delicate hand skin, and also on your décolletage.

Chemical Peel (TCA, ICP & GLYCOLIC PEEL)

Procedure: Number of sessions: Price:
TCA Peel Consultation Required n/a
ICP Peel Consultation Required n/a
Glycolic Peel (35%, 50% & 70%) 1 Session £75 Consultation Required n/a
Glycolic Peel (35%, 50% & 70%) 1 Session £75 Consultation Required n/a

Derma Roller

Treatment: Number of sessions: Price:
Derma Roller Consultation Required n/a