Scars can  vary greatly in appearance and in their cause but one thing they all have in common is that they can make people feel very self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance. At the London Cosmetic Clinic, our consultants carefully assess your scar and the condition of your skin to determine the best course of action for your individual circumstances. We can treat a whole range of scars, from superficial to deeper ones including stretch marks, acne scars and keloid scars and, as these are all caused in different ways and have varying levels of severity, some of our treatments will suit some better than others.

Some of our treatments work by encouraging the skin to heal itself, for example the dermaroller, typically used on stretch marks, causes tiny punctures in the skin to kick start collagen production and skin cell renewal. Our IPL treatments can also improve the appearance of scars and encourage the skin to heal itself; the varying light waves cause a thermoreaction in the skin that can cauterise broken blood vessels and therefore help to fade red-tinged scars and improve skin tone and texture.

For scars that have left an indentation in the skin, we can offer derma filler injections to raise them to the level of the surrounding skin and therefore appear less noticeable. This is only a temporary solution and isn’t suitable for all scar types although results can last around a year. We also offer Corticosteroid injections for raised scars, for example keloid and hypertrophic scars, that reduce inflammation. Only a couple of injections are administered at a time and treatments are spaced several weeks apart so it can take some time to see a noticeable difference.

Other forms of scars are technically superficial as they are in the uppermost layers of the skin but can still affect your confidence. For these scars a chemical peel is often the best option, particularly for acne scars; depending on the depth of the scar, a carefully balanced chemical peel is applied to your skin to encourage it to shed the first few layers of skin and reveal the fresher, more even skin underneath. This again will take a little while as the dead skin needs to shed itself, heal and then produce new skin cells.

As well as discussing the best plan of action with you, we will explain correct aftercare procedures and arrange followup appointments to monitor your progress as necessary. To find out more about our treatments and for any queries, please contact us on 0203 581 3391 and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to speak to you.

DermarollerDevice

 

Our Scar Treatments

At The London Cosmetic Clinic we endevour to keep up with all the latest developments in the world of aesthetics and are proud to introduce the brand new NORDLYS IPL machine from Ellipse.

The NORDLYS has just gained FDA approval in the USA and is the most versatile and effective IPL machine that has been created to date. This brand new model has unique sub-millisecond pulses and can be easily controlled and adjusted, meaning that we can give you even better results. The NORDLYS model was built for precision; it’s selective waveband technology and superior ergonomics means that it gives highly precise results even on the tiniest of thread veins.

As well as the usual IPL treatments that you would expect to receive with an IPL system, we have found that the NORDLYS is even more effective when combined with other treatments, for example pairing a thread face lift with IPL skin rejuvenation. We have also used it to reduce inflammation and sensitivity following an Obaji skin peel. The NORDLYS IPL Ellipse system gives even more effective and precise results with all treatments including acne scar removal, hair removal and hyperpigmentation treatments.

If you are interested in the fantastic results that the NORDLYS IPL system by Ellipse can give, contact us on 0203 5813391 to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.

Mieke Morgan

 

NORDLYS by Ellipse