Which is worse, acne or the scars left behind? With fresh confidence and a clear face, take advantage of Taylor Clinic’s treatment option to rid the face of the scars chronic acne left behind.
Smooth and even looking skin is closer than you think.
Acne scars are permanent skin texture changes resulting from moderate to severe acne. Scars result from a chaotic wound healing response leaving behind fibrotic tissue due to irregular collagen formation.
Acne and acne scarring require medical assessment by our specialist skin doctors to discuss and recommend the range of treatment options best suited for you.
Once you’ve completed your acne treatments, your doctor may recommend other laser treatments aimed to reduce any acne pigmentation or scarring.
Medical literature has shown that blue light wavelengths emitted from the laser can reduce the bacteria on the skin responsible for the infection component of active acne.
There are different treatments available for acne scarring, depending on the type and severity of your scars. Laser scar revision is an effective method for treating a wide range of scars that improves skin texture and pigment as well as functional aspects.
For acne and some surgical scars, fractional skin resurfacing can effectively treat textural and pigment concerns.
Ablative laser resurfacing has been proven to effectively treat such scars and provide consistent and significant functional improvement as well as measurable cosmetic benefits.
Ablative laser resurfacing is a superior resurfacing procedure, however, has more significant downtime. It is currently available under the direct supervision of our Facial Plastic surgeon and is performed as day stay at the Taylor Clinic.
After the treatment, most people might have mild redness and a cool pack and cooling gel will be applied to reduce any heat and discomfort. Most people can return to work or home.
This procedure is suitable for all skin types.
The level of discomfort varies between people. Most describe it as somewhere between a stinging sensation and a rubber band snap. The vast majority of people tolerate discomfort however for others we have topical anaesthetic and laughing gas for pain relief and anxiety on site.
There will be some redness that usually resolves within 24-48 hours.
Your skin may take 5-10 days to fully heal after this procedure.
On average, you will require around 3 treatments approximately 2-4 weeks apart.
At the end of your treatment course, our skin doctors will assess your improvement.