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Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can occur in those with severe acne, deep lesions e.g. cysts, those who have had a 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 tightens and shrinks.

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 within 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 means of removing the damaged superficial layers of the skin.

The correct type of chemical peel can be useful in the prevention and treatment of skin ageing. It counteracts and treats wrinkles, smoothens and makes the skin more luminous, giving it an even tone.

With 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 and melasma.

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

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Microneedling

SkinPen® is a medical grade microneedling 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.

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