Acne Scar Removal Birmingham Treating acne scars, and improving active acne, has long been thought of as an impossible task. However, with advances in cosmetic treatments we’re confident we can help you improve the appearance of your skin safely and for the long term. There are multiple reasons why someone may suffer with acne and spot prone skin. For some it’s an affliction based on hormones, while for others it can be due to abnormal follicular keratinization and increased sebum production. Effects are blocked pores inflamed skin with papules, pustules, cysts, leading to scarring, and pigmentation. It is usually not related to hygiene, food and other factors. However, as it is related to an altered response of the hormones on the pilosebaceous unit, any condition related to change in hormonal levels tend to aggravate the condition. The occasional blemish or pimple is quite normal, and of course our teenage years can see spot flourish. But for some people the lasting scars from acne can be devastating, having an impact on one’s self esteem and confidence. While it’s not uncommon to have some spots occasionally, for some people these can be more noticeable or leave a permanent reminder, in the form of scarring and pigmentation. At Medical Aesthetix in Birminghamwe can help you, both by treating active acne and treating acne scars. At our Birmingham aesthetics clinic we offer non-surgical solutions that can transform spot prone skin using skin rejuvenation treatments that are clinically proven to help. If you would like to discuss how to treat acne scars please contact us and book a consultation. How can you improve acne scars with skin rejuvenation treatments? Whether you want to treat existing acne issues or improve your skin after suffering with spots as a teenager, we have skin rejuvenation treatments designed to help you. The key is finding out the perseverance to invest in a treatment, or combination of treatments that will work for your specific needs. Common causes for active acne are ambiguous, yet it is related to: Hormones Medication Diet Stress Blocked pores Excess sebum Genetics All of our acne scarring treatments in Birminghamare entirely non-invasive and can provide excellent results. While these treatments can’t make your skin perfect, we can reduce the appearance of acne scarring and improve the overall skin quality to boost your self esteem and confidence. Depending on the severity of the spots or acne scarring we have four skin rejuvenation treatments that may be suitable. These are all safe and we see great results in short periods of time. As well as refining and smoothing skin we can also help to tone, firm and tighten the skin at the same time if you wish. What areas can be helped with acne scarring treatments? We can improve the skin quality and rejuvenate your self esteem by offering acne scarring treatments for use on the face, neck, back and more. A consultation is needed to ascertain which treatment is the most suitable. What acne scarring treatments are available? We’re proud to offer many outstanding, effective treatments for those looking to reduce acne scarring and improve skin quality. Every patient is different, and we offer bespoke treatments to ensure the very best in skin rejuvenation. Popular treatments to improve active acne and scarring include Carboxytherapy, NdYAG, CO2 Laser, LED Light Therapy, and Chemical Skin Peels. These are the best treatments currently available at the clinic and are all non-surgical and safe. Carboxytherapy Carboxytherapy therapy, also known as carbon dioxide therapy or CDT, is becoming more widely used within the UK. It has been used to address acne scars. A small amount of carbon dioxide gas in injected into the target area. This tricks the blood cells into treating the carbon dioxide as a waste product. Oxygen rich blood cells rush into the area to remove the carbon dioxide via the lung, and in doing so this increases the oxygen in the area. By increasing the amount of oxygen, the cells will become more active and thus: speed up any healing, accelerate new cell production and rejuvenates the area. You can read more about this on the Carboxytherapy treatment page. CO2 Laser This advanced laser resurfacing treatment removes damaged skin and is ideal for tackling stubborn acne scars. It’s not for active acne. CO2 Lasers work by precisely removing outer layers of skin to reveal new skin. This controlled injury to the skin allows the skin to rebuild itself smoother and more refined. Our CO2 laser, Quanta ULase and AcuPulse, are suitable for those with scarring due to acne. You can find out more about this on the CO2 Laser treatment page. NdYAG long pulsed 1064 nm Laser A new treatment modality has been tried with success in Active acne. Is a safe and effective way to treat active acne with reasonable results. LED Light Therapy LED light therapy stimulates the skin’s natural repair and rejuvenation processes. It is safe for all skin types and is effective in the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions – most commonly we use it to treat adult acne. This non-invasive technique uses Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to combat acne and promote skin rejuvenation. It’s effective and reliable, although a course of treatments will be required in most cases to yield the best results. You can read more about this on the LED Light Therapy treatment page. Chemical Skin Peels Chemical peels have been a popular cosmetic procedure to treat skin imperfections for a long time, as they also help to refine skin tone and texture. They create a more clear and smooth appearance of the skin and improve the complexion of the face overall. Helpfully, peel treatments can also be performed on other parts of the body, such as the neck and back, if you have acne outside of the face area. The effects of a chemical peel will depend on the specific treatment administered, from superficial to medium-depth and deep peels. Superficial peels are perfect for treating acne marks and imperfections, while the deeper peels can combat more pronounced scarring giving skin a more even appearance. You can read more about this on the Chemical Skin Peel treatment page. Platelet Rich Fibrin and Platelet Rich Plasma This treatment has gained a lot of interest and is being used for treating acne scars and active acne. It is a product that is derived from your own blood and the active platelets which are rich in growth factors helps in reducing the inflammation and rejuvenating the skin by increasing the fibroblasts and collagen. Results of this treatment is quite promising and is used in combination of treatments with excellent results. Read more about this on our Platelet Rich Plasma treatment page. Who is suitable for these acne treatments? As our skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatments are non-surgical they are suitable for most patients suffering with acne. We treat patients of all ages looking to improve the appearance of spots or skin imperfections, but a consultation is needed in able to ensure we’re providing the most suitable treatment. We can also treat other concerns such as sagging skin, skin ageing and uneven or patchy skin tone. A consultation is required to ensure suitability for anti ageing treatments. You can book a consultation by calling 0121 387 7979. Alternatively book one online. Are the results of acne scarring treatments instant? Acne is often a recurring condition and requires treatment to control the acne from getting severe. Results depend on the acne scarring treatments you choose. Some of our treatments offer initial skin rejuvenation and skin smoothing benefits although the stimulation of new collagen or skin resurfacing can take a few weeks. Our patients are thrilled with the short-term results, as well as the long term aesthetic changes from our acne treatments. Looking good and feeling your best doesn’t get any easier than this. How long do the results of acne scarring treatments last? This will always depend on what procedure you choose and how many sessions you have. Most patients find the results of our treatments to be long-lasting, with a visually impressive change to the texture of the skin. Whether you choose a chemical skin peel, NdYAG, CO2 Laser, PRP/PRF or Carboxytherapy, patients may need to return for ‘top-up’ treatments to maintain the results for a longer period or improve initial results. This also can be an opportunity to try other facial rejuvenation treatments such as Dermal Fillers. Are the available treatments comfortable? A small number of patients experience some mild discomfort but generally speaking our facial rejuvenation treatments are not painful. A full consultation is given before hand where you will be given advice on what to expect. Will I need to take time off to recover? When it comes to skin smoothing and acne reduction treatments you do not always need recovery time. They are totally non-surgical and non invasive, although some treatments like chemical skin peels may need some down time, depending on the depth of peel. The beauty of our beauty treatments and non -invasive solutions to tackle stubborn acne scars and imperfections is that they don’t require a hospital stay. Many patients find that encouraging and comforting. Who should I trust to perform these treatments? At Medical Aesthetix in Birminghamwe have a team of skin experts ready to help you. The secret to great skin is finding an acne expert that truly understands what you want to achieve from undergoing our treatments. If you’re seeking skin solutions to improve your confidence due to spots, pimples, acne or scarring as a result of acne in your past, we know we can help you. We make sure we have the most state-of-the-art technology and treatments at our beauty clinic in Birminghamto ensure you look and feel your absolute best. Our aim is to enhance your self-confidence and help you be the very best version of you. Where can I get more information? Why not take a look at our beauty treatment pages? There’s more in-depth information about our skin smoothing solutions including Chemical Skin Peels, NdYAG, CO2 Laser and LED Laser and PRP/PRF, on our treatment pages. The information will help you establish what anti ageing treatments are best for you.