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Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can occur in those with severe acne, deep lesions eg cysts, delay in treatment or in those who pick or squeeze spots. There are different types of scarring and this as well as your skin type is taken into account by your clinician in deciding what sort of treatment may be beneficial to you.

Treating the causative problem and managing the acne in the first instance to prevent further scarring, is vital. Once the acne has been controlled there are various options for treating scarring.

TCA Cross

Trichloracetic Acid  (TCA) Chemical Reconstitution Of Skin Scars (CROSS) is a medical treatment where high strength of TCA (a chemical peel substance) is applied to individual scars.

This leads to a chemical reaction producing a medium depth to deep chemical peel exactly in the scar so the tissues beneath produce more collagen, filling the scar with new tissue and the scar eventually tightening and shrinking.

TCA Cross is an effective treatment for deeper types of acne scars such as:

  • Ice pick acne scars
  • Boxcar acne scars
  • Pitted scars
  • Dilated pores

The benefit of TCA cross is that unlike other treatments it encourages healing from deep down in the scar upwards.

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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are able to give vitality and freshness to the skin by resurfacing and polishing the skin by removing the damaged superficial layers of the skin.

The correct type of chemical peel can be useful in the prevention and treatment of skin aging, to counteract and treat wrinkles, smooth and make the skin more luminous and even in tone.

Using the application of a safe and non toxic chemical solution, new skin cell growth is stimulated as well as collagen production via a chemical reaction that exfoliates the skin. The treatment is also effective in improving acne scarring, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation as well as melasma.

The depth of the peel and type of chemical solution is discussed after a consultation where the doctor is able to thoroughly assess your skin concern, skin type and specific needs.

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Microneedling

SkinPen® is a medical grade micro-needling device for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.

As the skin ages the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates. This deterioration leads to fine lines, wrinkles , large pores and uneven skin texture

The process of microneedling comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This process results in skin remodelling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin.

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Our doctors will be able to discuss all these options with you after a thorough consultation. If you would like to book in for a consultation, you can contact us  or book online.