Specialists in Acne Scarring
Acne is caused when pores become blocked by over production of sebum and dead skin cells. Once pores are blocked bacteria can build up and cause infection. This can result in acne.
Our Acne Clinics in Bury, Liverpool, Altrincham and Leeds use VPL treatment to improve acne vulgaris (active acne) by destroying anaerobic bacteria that causes the infection by producing an oxygen rich environment. VPL light also effectively reduces the inflammation associated with acne. Acne is reduced significantly following a course of treatments and skin texture and tone is improved as VPL initiates further collagen production. The Ultra VPL improves both active acne and acne scarring by destroying the bacteria that causes the infection. Acne is healed significantly following a course of treatments and skin texture and tone is improved as further collagen is produced.
Acne scars occur when the hair follicle becomes inflamed as sebum, bacteria and exfoliated cells form a plug. When skin tissue is damaged, the body repair response kicks in. White blood cells and molecules designed to repair tissue and repel infection get to work, sometimes leaving the injury site a little less tidy than it was before the damage. Tissue can become fibrous or somewhat eroded in the course of such a repair job. This is how a scar is born.
Early treatment of Acne is important. We do know that scarring occurs most frequently in clients with moderate to severe forms of inflammatory Acne, involving deep nodular lesions.
When the Acne has been resolved there may still be some damage to the dermal layers of the skin causing superficial or deep scarring. There may also be some abnormal pigmentation left in the skin from the lesions. Scars are a visible indication that there has been tissue damage on the skin. There are four basic types of acne scars: ice pick scars, box pick scars, hyperthropic scars and roling scars. Each person will have an individual response to the process, hence a lesion that might leave behind a noticeable scar on one person, might disappear without a trace on another.
As we get older, scars can sometimes diminish in appearance and size. Because the most defined scars are associated with severe cases of acne (though certainly not limited to such, depending upon individual response), it is imperative to treat acne early and with an ongoing treatment plan as mentioned earlier. By diminishing the extent of inflammation, it is possible to reduce the likelihood of noticeable scarring. Your Clinician will advise on a course of treatment tailored to the unique needs of the acne client. Anyone who is prone to developing scars should seek treatment at the onset of acne.