Acne Scarring Treatment

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Acne Scarring Treatment

At a glance

  • Treatment time 15-60 minutes, depending on the treatment
  • Pain None to minimal discomfort
  • Results Long-lasting results, varies with each treatment plan
  • Results Duration Depends on the treatment
  • Price Varies depending on the treatment plan
Acne Scarring Treatment

What is Acne Scarring Treatment?

Acne scarring treatment includes various procedures that aim to significantly reduce or completely eliminate the physical scars left behind by severe or persistent acne.

Acne scars can appear differently for many, including pitted scars, raised scars, and discolouration. For many, these scars can often negatively affect self-esteem and confidence.

One common treatment for acne scarring is laser therapy, which uses a high-energy light to remove damaged skin and stimulate collagen production which leads to smoother skin texture and reduced scarring.

This can be achieved through our SecretPRO, INTRAcel Microneedling and Radiofrequency treatments.

Chemical peels are also a great way to minimise the appearance of acne scars. In some cases, injectable fillers may be used to fill in pitted scars temporarily.

The choice of treatment depends on the type and severity of scarring, as well as your skin type and medical history. If you’re unsure which acne scarring treatment would be best suited to you, speak to our experts at Dr Yusra for tailored advice.

Acne Scarring Treatment

How Does Acne Scarring Treatment Work?

Acne scarring treatment works through a range of methods aimed at improving the appearance of scars left behind by acne breakouts. The type of treatment you receive depends on factors such as the type and severity of scarring, skin type, and your individual preferences.

As briefly discussed before, laser therapy can be used to release high-energy light to target and remove damaged skin cells. This process helps to prompt the body’s natural healing process to generate new, smoother skin tissue.

Laser treatments can also stimulate collagen production which helps to fill in scars and improve skin texture over time.

Chemical peels use acidic solutions to remove the outer layer of damaged skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin underneath. This process can help fade discolouration and improve overall skin texture.

Another method to reduce the appearance of acne scars is microneedling. This involves creating tiny punctures in the skin’s surface with a device containing fine needles.

Again, this process sends signals to the body to repair the treated area by stimulating collagen production. As a result, you can expect much smoother and even skin tone and texture from this acne treatment.

Overall, acne scarring treatment aims to promote skin regeneration, collagen production, and improved skin texture. As your skin appearance starts to improve, you can feel confident in your own skin again.

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Side Effects

Acne scarring treatments are a safe procedure, especially when done by a qualified practitioner, however, there can be some side effects, depending on the specific treatment. Some potential side effects include:


1. Redness and Swelling:

After treatments such as laser therapy, dermabrasion, or chemical peels, the skin may appear red and swollen temporarily. This usually subsides within a few days but can persist longer in some cases.


2. Discomfort or Pain:

Some treatments may cause discomfort or mild pain during or after the procedure. This can often be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or topical numbing creams.


3. Sensitivity to Sunlight:

Many acne scarring treatments can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Protecting the treated area with sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure to prevent sunburn and further damage is essential.


4. Allergic Reactions:

Some people may experience allergic reactions to certain treatments, such as topical creams or chemical peel solutions. This is why it is important to inform us about any known allergies you have before undergoing treatment.

Although there can be some side effects to acne scarring treatments, we at Dr Yusra do everything we can to keep this to a minimum, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Acne Scarring Treatment

When Will I See the Results?

The timeframe for seeing results from acne scarring treatments varies depending on the specific type of treatment, the severity of the scarring, and individual factors such as skin type and healing ability.

Non-invasive treatments, such as laser therapy and chemical peels, allow you to see some improvement in the appearance of your acne scars within a few weeks to a few months.

However, significant improvement typically takes multiple sessions spaced weeks apart. The full results may continue to develop over several months.

It’s essential to have realistic expectations and understand that acne scarring treatments often require patience and consistency. Every skin type and situation is different therefore, at Dr Yusra we ensure treatment plans are personalised based on your unique needs.

Not only do we focus on the initial acne treatment, but we also offer guidance on post-treatment care to optimise outcomes and minimise the risk of complications after treatment.

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How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments required for acne scarring depends on various factors, including the type and severity of scarring, the chosen treatment, and your response to the treatment.

Generally, multiple sessions are needed for the best results.

For non-invasive treatments, such as chemical peels and laser therapy, you may need anywhere from 2 to 3 sessions spaced several weeks apart for noticeable improvement in acne scarring.

However, the exact number of treatments can vary based on the severity of scarring and the response to treatment.

For microneedling, you will typically need around 4 to 6 sessions spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart to see significant improvement in acne scarring. However, more sessions may be necessary for deeper or more severe scarring.

For Injectable fillers, 1 to 2 sessions may be required initially, with touch-up treatments needed periodically to maintain results of depressed acne scars. The number of treatments needed depends on the type of filler used and how long the results last.

At Dr Yusra, we have multiple options available for acne scarring treatment that you can choose from. Not only this, but we also offer our very own Acne Scarring Package that includes a powerful combination of treatments for complex acne cases.

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Kinga Podczaszynska
Kinga Podczaszynska
30 April 2024
I would like to say big thank you for Dr Yusra for today’s appointment and your professional opinion , definitely recommend
Mevish Arif
Mevish Arif
29 April 2024
Very good experience, made me feel very comfortable . Realistic expectations and Dr Yusra has a good eye and procedure was done professionally with the utmost care .
Hafsa Noreen
Hafsa Noreen
18 April 2024
I visited the Liverpool clinic for NSR treatment with Dr Lauren she was lovely welcoming and very talented. She went through everything with me in great detail and ensured I was comfortable and getting the right treatment, we discussed my concerns before the treatment so I felt very safe and knew I was in the best hands. I’m happy with the outcome and not to forget the follow up care and call which I didn’t expect. My advice is if you are thinking of getting any treatment then stick with the best professionals in the business and Dr Lauren is an asset to Dr Yusra’s team.
Beth Snape
Beth Snape
24 March 2024
I have been going to dr yursa since 2022 starting with nose filler and now nose and chin filler and facials! The only team I would trust with my face super helpful and advise on treatments personalised to you and have seen massive improvements in my confidence but also visually with my skin! Thankyou x
18 March 2024
I had a consultation and enzyme peel with Olivia. The consultation was very informative and helped tweak my skincare routine. The enzyme peel has rejuvenated my skin and was very relaxing.
E Khan
E Khan
10 March 2024
Had very bad hallow eyes and dr yusra and her team were amazing with the process. Being a man it can feel uncomfortable to consider these procedures but they do everything to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible. Listen to the advice! Dr yusra analysed my face and realised it was cheeks that needed some help and not the under eyes, its given me such a fresh younger look and I couldn't be happier with the results!
29 February 2024
Title: Exceptional Aesthetic Experience I recently had an aesthetic treatment at Dr Yusra Clinic, and I cannot express enough how pleased I am with the entire experience. From the moment I walked in, the staff displayed a level of professionalism and kindness that instantly put me at ease. Dr. Yusra, in particular, went above and beyond in ensuring my comfort. She took the time to calm my nerves and spent an extended period discussing my reasons for seeking the treatment. What truly set her apart was her thorough explanation of the treatment process. She didn't just outline the procedure; she made sure I understood every aspect, leaving no room for uncertainties. Dr. Yusra's genuine care for her patients was evident throughout the consultation. I felt valued and reassured, not just as a client, but as someone she genuinely cared about. She took the time to discuss various products, explaining why each was the best fit for me. Additionally, she offered valuable advice on other concerns I had, demonstrating a holistic approach to my well-being. One of the most comforting aspects of the consultation was the lack of pressure to proceed with the treatment. Dr. Yusra allowed me the time to carefully assess the costs involved and make a decision that I felt comfortable with. Her advice was not only honest but also presented in a factual and easily understandable manner. In conclusion, my experience at Dr Yusra Clinic exceeded my expectations. Dr. Yusra and the entire staff made me feel more important than just a client, providing a level of personalised care that is truly commendable. I highly recommend their services for anyone seeking not only effective aesthetic treatments but also a compassionate and considerate approach to patient care.
Ariana Fraval
Ariana Fraval
27 February 2024
Wow well what can I say? What a lovely lady Dr Yusra is and so talented! She went through everything with me in SUCH detail and analysis in a way I have not experienced before, so before the treatment I felt very safe and sure she would do a great job. She did! I’m so happy with the teaks to my nose which has been wonky for years after several breaks. She also covered my whole face and discussed many areas where there was volume loss, or over active muscles etc. She was wonderful and I will definitely be booking in with her again! Thankyou SO much Dr Yusra!
Jemma Milne
Jemma Milne
22 February 2024
I have met Dr Yusra on 3 occasions now and each time she has immediately made me feel at ease, she is so friendly and approachable and has advised me on exactly what treatments would suit me personally. She has maintained a natural look which I love and her knowledge is second to none. I would highly recommended Dr Yusra to anyone. A stunning clinic.
Anisa Ali
Anisa Ali
19 February 2024
Dr Yusra was absolutely amazing at the liverpool clinic. From the staff on reception, all the way to the entire procedure being completed, it was a very swift and efficient service. She made me feel completely comfortable and explained everything very well. Thank you for the amazing service.