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Acne scarring treatments at PHI Clinic, London.
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Introduction to acne scarring
It is estimated that 80% of people aged 11-30 will be affected by acne, mainly coming into fruition during puberty and pregnancy.
When the acne has subsided, sometimes the scars from spots or picking can remain, leaving crater-like dimples or lumps and bumps. This is usually the case if you scratch or pick your spots whilst the acne is still active.
A lot of teenagers who suffer with acne are prescribed medication like Roaccutane to clear the spots, but then neglect to treat the scarring which is left as a result. It is best to treat scars when they are still fresh and have not matured, as they are more stubborn and more difficult to treat later on.
If you have been on these strong medications in the past, it is important to be consulted thoroughly before going ahead with treatment, as they are often a contraindication. You may need to wait 6 months or more before commencing treatment.
Different types of scarring may be present in the same person and different types of scarring respond better to different types of treatment. Therefore, it is common for one person to need a combination of treatments or procedures.
Acne scarring treatments are regarded as cosmetic in Britain, and are largely unavailable on the NHS.
PHI Clinic specialises in acne scarring, providing an extensive range of treatments for this particular indication. It is an indication which we frequently address and treat, and have seen some great results with.
We understand that acne scarring can have a great psychological impact on patients, and is something that takes time to treat.
What treatment is available?
At PHI Clinic we house a wide range of treatments to help reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
Click on the treatments to find out more options for acne treatments and skin maintenance.