Introduction to Scarring

Scarring is a result of the skins healing response following an insult such as injury or inflammation. The most common skin condition that causes scarring is acne. Acne scars come in many different shapes, sizes and colours.  The treatment for these scars differs depending on the type of scar because of these differences. Our experts at Dermanoir will ensure that you are put on the best possible course of treatments for your skin to help you get rid of those scars.

“Most forms of scarring show good improvement using topical skin care regimes, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. All of these treatments are provided for you at Dermanoir. To find out more please contact us.”

Dr Linda, London

Acne Scars
Different Types of Scarring
  • Pick Ice Scars – these are deep pits which extend into the skin giving the appearance of ice pick-like punctures over the skin.
  • Boxcar Scars – angular scars with clearly defined, steep vertical edges. Usually found on cheek or temples and tend to cover smaller areas
  • Rolling Scars – Larger depressions (pitted scars) in the skin that have rounded edges and give the skin a wave-like/rolling appearance. They result due to damage to the dermis. Individuals who have had patches of skin that have been afflicted by long term inflammatory acne often develop rolling scars.
  • Hyperpigmentation Scars – Appearing as dark marks on the skin, this is a condition that forms when there is an elevated production of melanin (the substance that gives skin its colour). This condition forms most commonly as a result from the trauma caused by an inflammatory acne lesion.
  • Hypo-Pigmentation – As opposed to hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation occurs when melanocytes (the cells that produce the melanin pigment) have depleted or lose their ability to produce melanin, leaving a light pink appearance. This condition is much more noticeable on darker skin tones (Vitiligo).
  • Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars – This is an uncommon form of scarring and usually appears as raised lumpy areas across the face and neck but also commonly seen on the chest and back. These often result from severe acne and cystic or nodular lesions of inflammation and form when excess scar tissues develop over the area of injury.
  • Erythema (Redness) – This condition occurs when the small capillaries that are found under the surface of the skin become dilated or damaged, leaving a region that appears red with some visible capillaries. This condition is more common with individuals that have lighter skin tones.
Our Scar Treatments

Most forms of scarring show good improvement using topical skin care regimes, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. All of these treatments are provided for you at Dermanoir.

Chemical Peels: This is a chemical exfoliation technique which helps to remove the damaged upper layer of the skin leaving behind a more evenly toned, clearer skin complexion. We use specific types of chemical peels designed to target old dead skin cells. Our glycolic acid peels work well for scarring and skin rejuvenation.

Microdermabrasion (MDA): This is a mechanical exfoliation procedure for the upper layers of the skin. We use a diamond tip, to gently remove the outermost skin layers leaving behind fresh, healthy skin. This process stimulates the formation of new skin cells, collagen production and skin resurfacing.

At your Consultation

At your initial consultation, your skin care expert will give you a thorough examination in order to fully understand and assess your skin in order to achieve your desired results. You will be advised on the best possible course of treatments and products designed specifically for your condition or desired results. Our consultations are friendly, informative and completely confidential. Our aim is to ensure your skin received the exact treatment it needs. You will also be advised on the correct after-care regime in order to achieve long lasting results. As everyone’s skin is different, we will ensure that any treatment carried out is fully compatible with your skin and that you are completely comfortable with the advised treatment. Our expert will answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are completely committed to giving you the results you want. The average skin consultation lasts around 30 minutes and you are by no means obliged to purchase a treatment package.

Your Treatment

When you arrive for your first treatments, your practitioner will fully explain the treatment and procedures, detailing any products used in order to ensure you are completely comfortable before proceeding. Depending on the treatment, a small test patch is usually carried out in order to ensure skin compatibility and nothing has changed since your consultation. You are the priority at all times and our experts are there to ensure you are comfortable and receiving the right treatment. With a course of treatments you will gradually begin to see results, although this will be explained after your treatment. There is normally a gap of 2 to 4 weeks between certain treatments which helps achieve optimal results.

Are you ready to regain control of your skin? Book a no-obligation consultation now or view our treatment prices.