Scars
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LONDON

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Scars are tissues of collagen fibres that disfigure the appearance of the skin. They can have an unflattering appearance for various reasons: poor healing, poor saturation or widening of the scar. However, there are many treatments to minimise and even permanently remove scars. We explain the different treatments we use at the clinic.

What are scars?

A scar is the skin tissue resulting from physiological healing. Scars can form after a cut, a burn, infections such as chicken pox or an acne outbreak. Regardless of the cause, our skin releases collagen into the wound, sturdy, whitish-white fibres that act as bridges to repair the injured tissue.

The function of these fibres is to form a dry, solid tissue called a scab. This scab will give way to healthy, renewed skin, sometimes in the form of a scar. Our dermatology unit always recommends that, if the patient wants to remove the scab, they should first consult an expert dermatologist to determine the most suitable treatment.

Types of scars

Before starting scar treatment, we must differentiate between the different types of scars:

Atrophic scars or acne scars

These are related to acne or chickenpox. They are small holes or depressions that occur in the skin when the wound does not generate enough collagen to form new tissue fibres. Retinoid creams or ablative lasers are recommended to redefine the skin structure and encourage collagen generation.

Hypertrophic or keloid scars

These are caused by excess collagen production during wound closure and when the wound is subjected to high tensile forces. They are thick elevations of tissue that exceed the level of the normal skin surface. Hypertrophic and keloid scars respond very well to treatment with vascular lasers.

Scar treatment in London

Any injury our skin suffers makes our body prioritise scarring. However, at the De Felipe Dermatology Clinic we can treat a scar from the very beginning and achieve a much more favourable result than one that has not been scarred.

CO2 LASER

This laser was the first to be used for this purpose in 1995. The CO2 laser vaporises the skin, flattens wrinkles and is used to treat acne scars and post-surgical scars. Its high thermal effect produces a remodelling of the deeper collagen in the skin and decreases the size of the scar.

ER:YAG LASER (ERBIUM:YAG)

This laser was developed to shorten the healing time after treatment in 1997. It is used to reduce acne scars especially on darker skin, improve the appearance and reduce skin pores. The duration of redness after a session is reduced by several days.

ER:YSCC LASER (ERBIUM SCANDIUM)

Developed in 2003. It shares advantages with the CO2 laser (skin retraction and collagen heating) and the Er:YAG (rapid healing after one session). It is an ideal laser for scar correction treatments with immediate visible results. It also has greater precision, is anti-inflammatory and not very aggressive.

FRACTIONAL LASERS

These refer to lasers that instead of flattening the skin by removing superficial layers, dig microscopic holes that tighten and smooth the skin. All previous technologies (CO2, Er:YAG and Er:YSGG lasers) can be used in this way. The main advantage: short recovery time.

Price of scar treatment in London

The price of scar removal in London is as follows:

Treatment of acne or atrophic scars:

One-off payment

1000£

Save 65£ by paying for all your sessions in one instalment.

Includes:

  • 1x Consultation or medical check-up
  • 4x Subcision or CROSS Technique
  • 3x Carboxytherapy
  • 1x Polylactic Lactic Acid Filler (PLLA)
  • 1x PRP treatment
  • 1x Hyaluronic Filler
  • 4x Er.YAG Laser Resurfacing (collimated and fractionated)
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Three payments of

355£

We offer you the possibility of paying in three installments.

Includes:

  • 1x Consultation or medical check-up
  • 4x Subcision or CROSS Technique
  • 3x Carboxytherapy
  • 1x Polylactic Filler (PLLA)
  • 1x PRP treatment
  • 1x Hyaluronic Filler
  • 4x Er.YAG Laser Resurfacing (collimated and fractionated)
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Pay per individual session

Price according to session

If you do not prefer to select a pack of treatments, you can book individual sessions.

Includes:

  • Consultation or medical check-up

100£

  • Subcision or CROSS Technique

500£

  • Carboxytherapy

50£

  • Polylactic Filler (PLLA)

405£

  • PRP Treatment

250£

  • Hyaluronic Filler

305£

  • Er.YAG Laser Resurfacing (collimated and fractionated)

305£

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Treatment of keloid scars:

One off payment

1000£

Save 65£ by paying for all your sessions in one instalment.

Includes:

  • 1x Consultation or medical check-up
  • 6x Infiltration
  • 3x PRP treatment
  • 6x Low Level Laser 635nm (LLLT)
  • 6x Vascular Laser or IPL
  • 1x Surgery or simple excision
BOOK APPOINTMENT

Three payments of

355£

We offer you the possibility of paying in three installments.

Includes:

  • 1x Consultation or medical check-up
  • 6x Infiltration
  • 3x PRP treatment
  • 6x Low Level Laser 635nm (LLLT)
  • 6x Vascular Laser or IPL
  • 1x Surgery or simple excision
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Pay for individual sessions

Price according to session

If you do not prefer to select a treatment pack, you can book individual sessions.

Includes:

  • Consultation or medical check-up

100£

  • Triamcinolone/Bleomycin/5FU/Verapamil infiltration

100£

  • PRP treatment

250£

  • Low power laser 635 nm (LLLT)

50£

  • Vascular laser or IPL

250£

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Scar removal before and after

As you will have been able to see, we have various therapeutic alternatives to improve scars and our medical staff determines those that best adapt to the characteristics of each scar, its location, time of evolution and patient preferences. We always avoid surgical treatment unless the keloid scars are very painful and have a long evolution. Through scar treatment in London we have achieved very satisfactory results.

Frequently asked questions about scars

We answer the most common questions about scar treatment:

No. The patient does not experience pain either during or after treatment.
No. Our dermatology and nursing unit is highly trained to perform all procedures safely, comfortably, and quickly.
No. As this is a minimally invasive treatment, the patient can return to work and social activities immediately.
Scars can be treated as long as there are no visible scabs or wounds.