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.Book consultation
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.
these are initially red and dark but settle into pale, flat lines or marks over around 2 years
these are red or raised scars that can stay red for years, still appearing dark when healed
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
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
Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known in the industry in being particularly effective at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.
Our highly trained doctors & nurses will recommend a tailored treatment to best fit your needs, from wrinkles...Read on Book consultation
Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dye Laser can be very effective in treating redness and other issues like face veins.
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Erbium YAG Laser
One of the laser resurfacing devices we use at PHI is the Erbium YAG laser. This produces energy in the mid infrared invisible light spectrum which can be used to precisely target skin and water-holding tissue, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This creates a controlled thermal injury or wound that leads to remodelling of collagen (the protein in skin that controls skin strength and elasticity).
Skin problems can cause self-consciousness in even the most confident...Read on Book consultation
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.
Before and after Scarring treatment
Press & Media
Following the news that Dr Tapan Patel would like to help him with his scarring, Dr Dawn Harper and self esteem expert Natasha Devon take viewers' calls.
Instead of looking like a rather sad panda, I look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
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.