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Scarring

Scarring, a common aftermath of skin injury or inflammation, can manifest in various forms and requires an in-depth understanding for effective management.

What are the different 

forms of scarring?

What is scarring?

Scars are a result of the body’s wound healing process, where an excess or deficiency of collagen production leads to the formation of a scar. This can occur due to a variety of reasons, including injury, surgery, or skin conditions. Scarring can also vary among individuals due to genetic factors, with some people being more prone to developing excessive scarring than others.

Atrophic/Depressed

Scarring

Boxcar

The edges of boxcar scars go down deep into the skin and have sharper edges

Rolling

These indents have sloping edges that make the skin look uneven and wavey 

Icepick

Resembling an ice pick tool, these scars are wide at the top and narrow. toa point that goes deeper into the skin. These are some of the most common and can be the most challenging to treat

Hypertrophic/Keloid 

Scarring

These scars rise off the skin, caused when fibrous tissue (the collagen) in the area overgrow during the healing phase, they can be itchy, tender or painful.

Post-inflammatory

Pigmentation

Post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) is a common result of acne healing, characterised by the appearance of red or pink marks on the skin. Despite its association with scarring, PIH is a form of hyperpigmentation rather than actual scarring. It is particularly prevalent among individuals with lighter skin tones during the acne healing process.

How to manage and reduce scarring

Exfoliation

Regular, gentle exfoliation can help to improve the appearance of superficial scars by removing dead skin cells and promoting new cell growth.

Professional treatments

For deeper scarring, professional treatments may be necessary for optimal results.

Signature treatments

Crafted with Debbie’s revolutionary DNA method to provide an entirely bespoke skin journey that caters to your unique skin needs and goals. 

Radiofrequency Microneedling

RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that harnesses the power of radiofrequency and ultra-fine needles to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of scars. 

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DNA Ultimate Laser Grade 3

Our DNA 3 is specifically designed to transform your skin’s texture and scarring by utilising a combination of elements from our popular DNA 2 treatment but upgraded with ablative resurfacing laser technology.

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DNA Microneedling Vitamin Infusion

Our innovative DNA Microneedling treatment uses advanced microneedling technology to kickstart your skin’s natural healing process, helping to refine scarring and uneven skin texture.

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