Acne occurs when pores are blocked. Thus, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and deeper bumps (cysts and nodules) appear on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Both teens and adults may manifest acne until the age of 40. Untreated, acne can leave scars but their occurrence can leave serious marks, unaesthetic to your skin. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic the best doctors and specialists offer you several types of treatments recommended for reducing and eliminating acne scars.

The best way to prevent acne scarring is to be proactive. You have to treat severe cases as quickly as possible by seeing a doctor or a professional medical spa when you notice that large acne lumps begin to form. Treatments against acne are varied and applied according to their type. Although they can be treated, the worst part is that most acne leaves scars that besides an unaesthetic appearance, may also have a strong negative psychological impact on the person who suffers or has suffered from acne.

The cosmetic scar treatments proposed by health experts at Renew Skin & Health Clinic are dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid and chemical peels. In terms of dermal fillers, the best treatment is Restylane. This filler is safe and natural, restoring skin volume and fullness. Extremely versatile and adaptable, Restylane is used to correct fine lines and deep folds of any kind but most importantly in this case, it represents a solution for acne scars filling and reduction.

As it is composed of non-animal synthesis hyaluronic acid, Restylane is biocompatible, allergy testing not being required. The procedure is similar to the one used against wrinkles: a certain amount of Restylane is injected with fine needles under the scar at a depth set depending on the scar itself. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane composition will attract water molecules hydrating the skin from within and stimulating collagen production, gradually correcting the scars. You may be bound to repeat the procedure until the scars disappear, however you will definitely notice results after one session. The effects of the Restylane acne scar treatment lasts two times longer than collagen injections, in some cases even more, such procedures being usually established twice a year.

Chemical peels consist in applying a chemical solution to improve skin texture by removing the damaged upper layers. The chemicals used are phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alpha hidrohy acids (AHA), each having different results and uses. Doctors at Renew Skin & Health Clinic supervise light and medium acne scar chemical peel treatments. Light peels consists in previously cleansing the facial skin and applying a mixture of alpha and beta hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid, lactic, salicylic or maleic acids on the scarred area of the face, leaving it to act up to 10 minutes, during which you may feel a slight burning sensation. The chemical solution is then removed by washing the face with water and neutralised with an alkaline solution. As the solutions used are mild, experts recommend repeating the procedure once a week for about 6 weeks to obtain effective results.

In case of acne scars, the most effective treatment is a medium peel with a high concentration of trichloroacetic acids (70-95%) to remove both skin cells both in the upper layer (epidermis) and in the middle one (dermis). The solution applied will most likely be another mixture consisting of trichloroacetic acid and glycolic acid. The procedure is similar to the light chemical peel: the face is cleansed and then the solution is applied maintaining skin contact only for a few minutes, so you may feel the same slight burning sensation. The skin may redden or get a brown, bronzed colour over the next few days. The results are obvious in this case, the skin recovering completely in about 6 weeks. Medium peel procedure is to be repeated every 6-12 months to maintain that healthily glowing skin sensation.

If your problems are represented by acne or unaesthetic acne scarring, you are welcome to make an appointment with us at Renew Skin & Health Clinic in Leamington Spa where you can discuss with our specialists about a treatment that can help you get rid of all these troubles once and for all, improve your skin texture and maintain control over your appearance. During a free consultation, you will find out all the necessary information on how to make this possible so that you can feel amazing in your own skin!