What is acne scarring?
As if acne did not upset us enough, sometimes it leaves scars to remind us of when we were affected by the skin condition. The term ‘scarring’ refers to a fibrous process where new collagen is produced to help heal an injury within the skin.
Approximately 30% of us that suffer with moderate to severe acne are affected with acne scarring. If you have nodular acne then you are more likely to experience scarring, but it can even be seen in those who get the occasional spot!
For us that have suffered through acne already, we just accept that acne scarring is an unwelcome part of the skin’s natural healing process and can be present with existing or past acne, but did you know there are ways
to treat this scarring?
In general, our superficial spots will heal without scarring but when the deeper layers of the skin are involved, there is a higher chance of scar development. Inflammation is the single biggest gauge when it comes to scar development. The more inflammation present, the more likely we are to experience scarring.
How can Kate Kerr London treat my acne scarring?
We make it clear at Kate Kerr London that every case of acne scarring must be treated individually. No one experiences the exact same condition, and no two people are the same. Kate will assess the type of acne scarring you have before a bespoke treatment regime can be recommended for you. It is so important that your acne is under control before the scarring can be treated.
At Kate Kerr London we have chosen two proven techniques that are effective at helping to dramatically improve acne scarring. After your initial consultation, we choose between the award winning Dermapen Micro-Needling and an Advanced Skin Peel to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate collagen growth. Best results are achieved through a course of treatments using one, or a combination of these techniques as well as a targeted skincare regime, which will be bespoke to your individual needs. The fusion of these cutting edge methods and skincare helps encourage skin renewal to help correct the appearance of acne scarring as well as improve the texture and health of the skin.
If your particular acne scarring isn’t suitable for the techniques that Kate uses, then a referral will be made to an appropriate skin specialist using our extensive network of professional contacts.
Even with the most careful treatment and care for your skin you may still develop acne scars.
It is also very important to not pick at scabs. A scab is the skin’s natural ‘bandage’ which protects the wound as it heals. Removing the scab before it is ready prolongs the wound healing process and increases your risk of scarring.
The importance of a consultation
Before you commence using any skin treatment it is important to have a thorough consultation with a professional like Kate. When you come to see Kate for your consultation, ALL skin and skincare concerns will be taken into account before a treatment regime and home care advice is recommended.
By visiting Kate Kerr London you can be sure you are benefiting from the most extensive experience across a wide range of treatments to help you achieve the results you are looking for.