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We have over 25 years experience at our Harley Street clinic so you can feel assured, you are in safe hands for a variety of scar and/or burn treatments. We have treated thousands of scar’s every year and understand how much distress the condition can cause. We can treat most type’s of scars: childhood scars, accident scars, self harm scars, surgical scars, tribal marks, scars from acne, spots, scrapes, marks and blemishes are just a few of the most common scars we treat every day on the face and body of all skin types.
What Are Scars?
Caused by an injury to the skin and commonly occurring in those who have acne, scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process. Following the loss of supporting tissue like collagen, scar tissue differs in both colour and texture from the surrounding skin. How a scar looks will depend on how new it is, where it is, and the type of scar it is. The appearance of scars can also vary depending on your skin tone and your individual healing response.
Common Types of Scarring
• Atrophic Scars: Due to the loss of fat and collagen, they appear as sunken scars and often have a pitted appearance. Atrophic scars are most commonly associated with acne and chicken pox, although those are not their only causes.
• Hypertrophic Scars: These scars are the ones most of us would recognise as typical scars, with a raised look resulting from the overproduction of collagen during the healing process.
• Keloid Scars: An excessive form of scarring which often grows beyond the original injury site. They can also occur as a reaction to body piercings, alongside the usual causes of scars, and are far more common in individuals with darker skin tones.
The treatments can range from non-invasive laser and non-laser treatments. Your consultant will confirm the suitable treatment after examination of your skin.
To find out how our experts can help you, book a free consultation with one of our skin experts who will create a tailor-made skin care plan just for you. Call our 24 hour hotline now on 0208 012 8582 or Book a free consultation here. Our Skin Specialists will get back to you as soon as possible during clinic opening hours. Monday to Thursday 10am to 8.30pm and Friday 8am to 3pm.