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Introduction To Scarring

Injuries, surgery, burns, and scalds can cause scars on anywhere on your body, which can understandably affect self-confidence, as scar tissue can be unsightly.

Where tissue has been damaged, the body produces collagen over the course of around 3 months to help mend the area, which causes the wound to become raised and red as part of the healing process. After this time, it starts to break down again, and you are left with the smooth, soft, or pale section of skin that is known as a scar.

At PHI Clinic, we have a range of treatments that can reduce the appearance of scar tissue. For more information on the best treatment for you, book a no obligation appointment with one of our highly trained clinicians.

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Before and after Scarring treatment

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Types Of Scars

Five main types of scars have been identified, that are caused by a certain kind of damage to the tissue and appear differently on the skin.

Flat/pale Scars

these are initially red and dark but settle into pale, flat lines or marks over around 2 years

Hypertrophic scars

these are red or raised scars that can stay red for years, still appearing dark when healed

Keloid scars

keloid scars happen when excess scar tissue is produced at the site of the wound even after the wound has healed, growing beyond the area in a raised fashion

Atrophic (pitted/ice pick) scars

these have a sunken appearance and are commonly caused by acne or chicken pox, where structures under the skin are damaged and skin reacts to changes below

Contracture scars 

commonly referred to as burn scars, these are cause by the skin shrinking and tightening, which can restrict movement at the site

Treatments available for Scarring

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of treatments will depend upon the extent of the scarring and response to treatment

A full consultation will be required before a patient is suitable for treatment. PHI Clinic hold the right to refuse treatment to those who are pregnant of breast feeding.

Our acne scarring treatments are performed by our team of highly qualified practitioners.

Most areas of the body can be treated.

Yes, downtime can be be between 2 – 14 days after scarring treatments. The length of recovery will depend upon the intensity of treatment so please discuss this with your practitioner.

The price for Scarring treatments start from: £600

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Sep 2014

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Feb 2016

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Jan 2017

Four weeks ago, I found myself on a couch in a Harley Street clinic, a doctor marking up my face with a Sharpie, indicating the places he was about to inject with filler.

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