We can treat a variety of acne subtypes and its associated scarring
Acne can be noninflammatory or inflammatory, and there are subtypes of acne within these two categories:
Blackheads, which are considered noninflammatory.
Whiteheads, closely related to blackheads, are also noninflammatory.
Papules are clogged pores that are tender to touch & are inflammatory.
Pustules, another inflammatory type, are red and often have white or yellow heads.
Nodules are an inflammatory type which appear deep beneath the skin and shouldn’t be treated at home.
Cysts are the most severe kind of inflammatory acne, and are the most likely to leave lasting scars on the surface of the skin.
In more severe cases of acne, scarring even after the acne has healed is common, and can be just as frustrating than the active acne itself.
Boxcar scars are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges.
Ice pick scars are the most difficult to treat as they can extend deep under the surface of the skin, and are narrow v-shaped scars.
Rolling scars are wide depressions that typically have rounded edges and are irregularly shaped.
Hypertrophic or raised scars are caused by overproduction of collagen during wound healing, and are common on the chest and back.
Dark spots or discolouration are often mistaken for scars, but brown, red or purple marks fade on their own over time, and don’t class as acne scars.
Treatments For Acne Scarring At Grove Cosmetic & Skin Clinic
At Grove Cosmetic & Skin Clinic, we understand how acne and acne scars can impact your confidence and how you feel in your own skin which is why we offer a wide variety of treatments for acne scars, to reduce their appearance and give you smooth, clear skin and the confidence to really feel like yourself!
IPL Acne Treatment
At Grove Cosmetic & Skin Clinic we offer a range of successful acne treatments to leave your skin clear and blemish free. Acne can be effectively treated with Intense Pulsed Light alone or in combination with other clinical treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light treatments greatly reduce the number and severity of active lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of active break-outs.
How does IPL help acne?
The light emitted from the Intense Pulsed Light system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
Skin Needling with Stem Cells
Skin needling, sometimes known as microneedling, has been used for many years to improve skin health and regeneration to leave patients with smooth, youthful, glowing and healthy skin. At Grove Cosmetic & Skin Clinic, we combine our skin needling treatments with Stem Cell serum, to enhance the treatment even more. During treatment the skin is penetrated by tiny needles which create micro channels and improve the absorption capabilities of the skin. Then, the stem cell serum is applied, which can penetrate into the deeper layers of skin to promote faster, more effective skin regeneration from the inside out and increase skin turnover to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. However, skin needling should not be carried out if you still have active acne, as it can spread bacteria around the face and make breakouts more common and severe.
Hydroboosters are an injectable treatment that can be used to gently add volume beneath the skin, in a similar way to dermal fillers, using hyaluronic acid. However, the results of Hydroboosters are more subtle than traditional dermal fillers making them perfect for targeted acne scar treatment. By adding volume underneath scars and lifting the skin, we can help to smooth depressed scars like icepick scars and boxcar scars in a simple, subtle treatment that is imperceptible to others, but gives you the confidence boost you need.
Plasma technology effectively reduces scarring, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce pigmentation in one completely non-invasive treatment. Plasma treatment uses a small, targeted device with a tip that forms plasma using the natural gases and electrical charges in the air. This leaves a small carbon crust which heals after a few days, and removes pigmented skin and scar tissue as it heals. As the Plasma device never actually touches the skin and only the plasma arc, the risk of infection is significantly reduced and the use of plasma also means that the area is instantly cauterised during treatment, to improve patient safety even further, while still providing incredible treatment results.
Chemical peels work by penetrating the deep layers of skin and triggering the exfoliation of the top layer of the skin. These exfoliating peels polish and rejuvenate the skin and offer our acne scarring patients incredible skin rejuvenation.
The Grove Skin Clinic Registered Nurse is able to discuss in confidence your skin concerns and any worries you have about those concerns and the treatments for them. There may be a range of options to treat your skin problems and you will receive advice on the best course of treatment for your unique skin condition.
Acne is something that almost all of us will experience to some extent over the course of our lives, with teenagers frequently battling acne, though adult acne is also very common. There are several different types of acne, varying in severity, with some more likely to have lasting effects even once the active acne has healed.