Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars:
It is not known why these types of scar occur in some people, although darker skin tones are more susceptible. They arise due to injury and trauma, and are raised, smooth, hard and red bumps, usually seen on the abdomen and upper body
I treat these types of scars with a combination of cryotherapy (freeze therapy using liquid nitrogen) and / or steroid injections placed directly into the scars. A course is required - an average of 4 to 6 sessions, in some cases more or less.
Prices start from £65 per treatment session
Scarring affects around 30% of people with moderate to severe acne vulgaris. Picking and squeezing lesions and pustules and avoiding early treatment increase the risk of scar formation.
Acne scarring can take the form of discolouration - light or dark areas, or pink/purplish spots. This is termed post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by healing of inflammed lesions and these may resolve on their own.
Deeper scarring may be more permanent, and may be termed Icepick, Boxcar, Rolling, Atrophic or Hypertrophic scars. Some clients I see have a combination of these scars, as in the case shown on the right.
Treatments: Depending on skin tone and scar type, I often opt for a combination of skincare, skin resurfacing and needling which gives fast and long lasting results - as shown in the client images on the right. Usually at least 3 sessions are required.
Prices start from £195 per combination treatment session