laser treatment for acne scars

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Found 10th Apr 2008
Has anyone had laser treatment for bad acne scars or can youi recoment any other products you have used.

I am in my 30's and have suffered from adult acne since the age of 24, leaving me with dark scars.

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I recently had ppx laser treatment from the Harley Medical Clinic on my skin. They do a free consultation first and then suggest which treatment is best. For instance with me I was told that peels or ppx was a better option for my skin type than the more expensive dermabrasion that I thought I would need. They suggested a course of 5 for me where you pay for 4 and get one free but I didn't take this option as I wanted to see how it worked first. You can also go through a finance company that they are associated with to get 0% finance to pay for your treatment. I did see a bit of difference and have since decided to go for more treatment. There are several places who offer services like this. Hope this helps because I can sympathise as people say my skin isn't too bad but I am very very self conscious about it.

you can get a cream on the NHS but I cant recall the name..it was used first for scars after surgery and became available about 2 years ago. You can also buy it but it is expensive. I am sure any skin specialist would tell you the name. It worked well on daughters keloid scar tissue-but ofcourse im no doc..

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thanks for the advice leila70 and louloo

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you can get a cream on the NHS but I cant recall the name..it was used … you can get a cream on the NHS but I cant recall the name..it was used first for scars after surgery and became available about 2 years ago. You can also buy it but it is expensive. I am sure any skin specialist would tell you the name. It worked well on daughters keloid scar tissue-but ofcourse im no doc..



bio something?

edit : bio oil?

Try using ALOE VERA. It'll help you lods. I had all my stretch marks removed by using ALOE VERA.

Get your GP or a skin specialist to find out what scar you have. From the sounds of it, you may have keloid scars but you need to find out as different scars can have different approaches for treatment. Laser treatment is reknown for being a successful treatment (via rumours) but is also quite painful. Going under the knife has a high chance of keloid scars returning and is usually not recommended.

It all depends on where your scars are. If they are on e.g. the back or chest, I'd go for less damaging treatments such as Bio-Oil, but there have been little confirmation on success rates (always marketing which makes it sound good and at nearly £20 a bottle, rather expensive). However, it'll give you far less to worry about compared to going for an operation. If the scars are on the face, neck and so forth, the decision is up to you should you choose the route of operation (personally I vote against this).

Unfortunately, different people react differently based on treatment. One thing worth noting is not to get suckered into all the skin care marketing stuff, especially those offering treatment via operation. It is a fairly high risk. Do your research, consult your GP and they should refer you to a dermatologist at your local hospital who will be able to guide you further. You've endured the scars for a few years so doing a few weeks/months of research before deciding shouldn't be an issue

The NHS does have some sort of treatment medication for keloid scars but I opted not to take it (this was QUITE a few years back when I was a teen). Personally, it hasn't bothered me much but I have started on Bio-Oil as the scars have been with me for a few years and I think it's time to poke 'em away.

no it wasnt bio oil..it was advised at the BUPA in Warrington and had just got licenced. I am sure any skin specialist will tell you(my GP hadnt heard of it)or the pharmacist maybe? It was a small tube cost around £27 but I have just asked daughter and she said the scar was improved greatly. I am sure you can get i on the NHS now tho so worth getting the name?
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