Scarring including acne scarring
Any scarring can be shattering to a person’s confidence and self esteem, especially when the scarring is on your face. There are different types of scarring and it can also be hypertrophic or keloid. Some types of scarring may need special treatment with injections into the scar lesion with a doctor which we will arrange.
With acne scarring the deeper layers of the skin (where the collagen sits) fails to proliferate and fill in where a cystic lesion was located, leaving behind a depression.
Lasers generally offer the best treatment for reducing scarring however the most effective way we can help you is with a course of skin needling. Skin needling flattens out the scar giving it a more smooth appearance though it will never disappear. No treatment will make a scar disappear but can improve its appearance. Sometimes a special dressing can assist flatten a scar. We will talk to you about this if needed.
This procedure will assist stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and help restructure it partially filling the depressions. You may need 4-6 treatments for acne scarring but potentially more for other forms of scarring. Treatments can be scheduled every 4-6 weeks and application of skin care containing vitamin A (retinaldehyde) will assist
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Suggested basic Osmosis skin care to help
Depends on where the skin needling is performed
If the procedure is performed on your face you will need your recommended Osmosis skin care range depending on your skin concern.
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It must include a vitamin A serum: