6th June 2017

Don’t Let Acne Scar You For Life

Acne is something that almost all of us will experience at some point in our lives, some more so than others. It is a skin condition that can start at any age, but is most commonly linked to hormone changes in the body. For this reason, you might experience it during puberty as a teenager, during pregnancy or during the menstrual cycle. It is also known to run in families, meaning you are more likely to suffer if your parents did.

Acne is a condition that causes unsightly spots to appear, most commonly on the face, back and chest, as a result of overactive sebaceous glands. These glands produce grease which agitates bacteria on your skin, causing inflammation and pus. When these spots burst, they can damage the surrounding skin and leave you with unfortunate acne scarring.

If you suffer with acne or acne scarring, then you know how much it impacts your life. Many people lose confidence and self-esteem, with many suffering from a negative impact to their mental health. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

What’s the right treatment for your acne?

Trying to find a treatment that works for you can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The over-the-counter options are endless, expensive and aren’t guaranteed to work.

You need a solution that is cost-effective, with long-lasting results. Laser treatments, both for active acne and acne scarring, could very well be the answer. When it comes to scarring, there are two types of treatment: ablative and non-ablative. In terms of ablative laser treatment, new, smoother skin is produced by using lasers to remove a small patch of skin surrounding the scar. On the other hand, non-ablative laser treatment involves using the laser energy to stimulate the growth of collagen in order to improve the overall appearance of the scar by helping to repair some of the damage caused.

Acne and Acne Scarring Specialist in London

Dr Firas is a leading cosmetic and medical dermatologist based in Harley Street, London, with years of extensive training and experience behind him. As a laser specialist, he regularly performs laser resurfacing treatments for acne scarring, being one of few professionals in the UK that is certified to perform this type of treatment.

During the consultation process, he will first conduct a thorough assessment of the condition of your skin so as to formulate an effective treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you. It may be that you require medication or other treatments prior to laser resurfacing to first reduce your active acne.

Don’t let acne control your life – book your consultation now.

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