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Acne Scars >

Acne scars are the marks affecting the texture of your skin following an outbreak of acne. 

There are many factors that can contribute to acne scars including chronicity of the disease, extent, family history, & self-manipulation (picking acne). Genetics – Family history is one of the biggest contributing factors to our health. It could be a reason why you’re prone to scarring. Long time to treat – One of the biggest causes of acne scarring is too much time between the initial acne developing and an effective treatment. Treat acne as soon as it appears! Self-manipulation – Picking and touching your acne will increase the chances of scarring.

Types of Acne Scars >

Atrophic scars are flat, shallow depressions that heal below the top layer of skin. The appearance of atrophic acne scars can vary depending on a person’s history with acne. There are three types of atrophic scars:

Rolling scars = Rolling scars have a varying depth, with sloping edges that make skin appear wavy and uneven.

Boxcar scars = Boxcar scars are broad, usually box-like depressions with sharply defined edges. Boxcar scars are caused by widespread acne.

Ice pick scars = Ice pick scars are smaller, more narrow indentations that point down into the skin’s surface. These scars are common on the cheeks.

Unlike atrophic scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars form as raised lumps of scar tissue where the acne once was. This happens when scar tissue builds up, sometimes from previous acne spots.

Acne Scar Treatments Available

Celluma is an award-winning light therapy which is thoroughly non-toxic and non-invasive. The treatment works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness. Increased fibroblast proliferation is just one benefit of LED red light therapy.

Microneedling where a controlled injury is applied to the skin. Your skin produces more collagen in an effort to heal the small wounds from the needles. New collagen that’s formed will help smooth out your skin’s appearance, helping to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

Halcyon Aesthetics uses safe, branded superficial peels for acne, skin rejuvenation, skin lightening and to minimise pores. Suitable for face, neck, hands and body, a gentle peel removes the topmost layer to unveil healthier skin, without any downtime associated with deeper peels.

Award-winning HydraFacial is the ultimate skin detoxifying and deep cleansing experience which rejuvenates your skin with active botanical ingredients. The treatment reveals glowing, refreshed and radiant skin with immediate results. HydraFacial is a treatment that everyone can enjoy and is suitable for all skin types and concerns.

The unique laser technology of NeoClear Aerolase delivers gentle, yet powerful energy directly to the targeted area of the skin. The laser destroys acne bacteria and reduces inflammation.

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