Subcision Of Acne Scars

Scars are a common consequence of acne, scarring, which occurs in 95 percent of all people with acne and can be challenging to treat.

Inflamed lesions may leave permanent scars which may be associated with psychological pain, low self-esteem, and reduced quality of life. Moreover, the clinical severity of acne scars is not necessarily an accurate measure of the patient’s distress (i.e., mild scarring may result in significant distress), just as the clinical severity of the acne vulgaris may not be correlated to the incidence or severity of scarring.

Paul assesses you scarring to decide the best treatment plan. Scarring is usually of the depressed divot type, such as Ice pick, rolled , boxcar and often a mixed bag of these. Some scars are raised such as hypertrophic or keloid

There are a number of treatment options available to diminish acne scarring. The first stage is to loosen the tethering that binds the scarred tissue to the dermis, without this outcomes will be poor. Acne scars can be effectively released by subcision. Usually a few treatments are required. Further treatment with Cross TCA, Skinpen and dermal fillers. Paul uses collagen stimulators such as Sculptra and Juvelook to fill the scars and  continue to improve skin texture. Our sister clinic Skinfluencer in Chelsea provides us with laser treatment options.

Read Paul’s article in MIMS Dermatology

If you want to book in for an assessment it is £50 which is redeemable against treatment costs. Paul has three clinics in Harley Street (accessible to Marylebone, Mayfair and Westend) and Canary Wharf (great for the City and East London) and The Light Centre in Belgravia (great for West London) . The correct treatment plan optimises results. We find patients with acne scarring are often frustrated by past treatments so we try to provide realistic advice.

There are three main types of acne scars , Ice pick, Boxcar and Rolling.

Subcision is used to treat scars that are tethered by FIBROUS scar tissue that holds the scar in place, boosting collagen alone will NOT resolve tethered scars, the tethering MUST be dislodged for successful treatment. Once scars have been subcised, further collagen boosting treatment may be commenced. This may be Cross TCA , medical microneedling treatment and collagen stimulators to fill scars. Paul sometimes removes scars using punch excision and elevation

Dr Paul Charlson : Acne Scarring

Subcision of acne scars starts from £250 including consultation. It is best to contact Paul on 07545371100 to discuss

Acne scar punch excision