Acne is a common skin condition, but the pimples and pustules can leave scars that can damage your confidence and wellbeing. Specialist treatment from a skilled cosmetic dermatologist can smooth your skin and restore your self-esteem.
What is acne?
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that causes pustules, blackheads, pimples and painful cysts. It’s most common during the hormonal changes of puberty but you can get it at any age. People can dismiss teenage spots, but acne can be painful, disfiguring and depressing.
Acne and scarring
The red throbbing pimples of acne look bad when they appear, but they can also permanently damage your skin. Cysts and deeper spots can leave a trail of ice-pick scars, bumpy skin texture and deep pits behind them.
When it comes to acne scarring, prevention is the best policy. If you have active acne, it’s important to see a doctor quickly to get the treatment you need to control your acne and stop scarring. The Medical Chambers has a team of expert consultant dermatologists that can help treat acne and stop you breaking out in the future.
If your skin is scarred, there are ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Resurfacing methods like microdermabrasion and chemical peels can reveal smoother, clearer skin and fillers can plump out dips and depressions. The Medical Chambers offers bespoke treatment programmes to improve the way your skin looks and feels.
Acne scar treatment at The Medical Chambers
Dr Ramia Mokbel is a consultant cosmetic dermatologist with lots of experience in treating acne and improving the appearance of scars. She will assess your skin and the effect your acne scars have on your self-esteem. She’ll put together a recommended treatment plan, which may include:
PSR is an innovative new way to resurface the skin. It uses targeted plasma energy to heat the skin surface, boost collagen production and remodel deep tissues. Research has shown that Plasma Skin Regeneration can safely and effectively improve the appearance of acne scars, with minimal downtime.
Microdermabrasion is an effective type of medical exfoliation using fine crystals. It removes the outer layers of dead skin to reveal smoother, clearer skin below. A course of microdermabrasion resurfaces the skin and encourages cell renewal to improve your skin’s texture and elasticity.
Microdermabrasion treatment can clear spots and blackheads and improve superficial scarring. It can also smooth an uneven skin tone - but it won’t clear deep pits and ice-pick scars.
Controlled medical peels use chemicals to gently remove your skin’s surface. Following treatment, the skin looks brighter and new skin grows to make your complexion more smooth and clear.
Morpheus 8 is a minimally-invasive procedure that combines microneedling and radiofrequency. Morpheus 8 tightens skin but also lifts and remodels the underlying tissue to lift and smooth your appearance. Dr Ramia uses Morpheus 8 to treat acne scarring and the signs of ageing.
Dermal fillers are targeted injections of hyaluronic acid gel to restore volume and fill deep scars. Fillers can instantly reshape your skin and smooth out scarring.
Mesotherapy is microinjections of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to nourish and rejuvenate your skin. Dr Ramia injects a customised chemical blend into the dermis of your skin. The micronutrients boosts collagen and elastin production, improving your skin’s natural elasticity. A course of Mesotherapy can improve your skin’s tone and texture and treat mild acne scarring.