acne scarring 16th March 2021

Acne Scarring And How To Treat It

Acne – one of the world’s most common skin conditions – tends to develop in early adolescence and will normally disappear as we get older. Yet, even though it can be overcome by a mixture of home remedies, lifestyle changes, prescribed medications and the natural passing of time, there are those for whom the memory of this skin concern lives on – in the form of acne scarring.

As an unfortunate complication of acne, acne scarring affects almost a third of people who come into contact with the condition, presenting in various ways as a result of both its severity and its improper management.

Who is most likely to experience acne scarring?

Because the formation of scars is a common part of the skin’s natural healing process, it follows that anyone who experiences acne is likely to play host to acne scarring. However, numerous factors can increase this risk. These include, but are not limited to, delayed (or inadequate) treatment of acne, genetics and the picking or squeezing of more severe spots, such as nodules and cysts.

Types of acne scars

In broad terms, acne scars can either be hypertrophic (characterised by an excess of tissue) or atrophic (which develop as a result of lost tissue). Hypertrophic scars are well known for appearing on the back, chest and shoulders, with the face typically hosting several varieties of atrophic scar.

The most recognised variants of atrophic scar are known as rolling, ice pick and boxcar scars and, as these can be easily differentiated, they will normally benefit from different sorts of treatment.

Dr Firas’s acne scarring treatments

At his Harley Street Clinic in London, Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, esteemed Consultant Dermatologist, offers a wide selection of treatments for acne scarring, including microneedling, dermal fillers, subcision and laser therapy.

Following a comprehensive, one-to-one consultation in which he will assess the condition of your skin and determine the most appropriate course of action for you, Dr Firas will be happy to guide you through a bespoke treatment plan based on your individual needs and requirements.

Dr Firas is highly experienced in the management and elimination of an extensive range of skin conditions, both common and uncommon, and is one of the industry’s most respected figures. He is passionate about helping all of his patients and loves nothing more than seeing them reclaim their confidence and self-esteem.

Are you struggling with acne scarring? Get in touch with Dr Firas today by calling 0208 191 8871, emailing or visiting his website. You can also follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

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