How to get the best treatment for acne and keloid scars

Scars left behind after acne has been treated can be very disappointing for patients. These can be thickened keloid like scars or depressed facial scars. Keloid scars are treated with careful combination of steroid injections and steroid tapes. These are delivered over 4-6 months deepending on the response and number of scars.

Facial acne scars are treated with our  Diamond ScarTreat programme. This is the only type of programme that delivers two of the most powerful known scar reduction methods in one treatment form.

The programme uses direct injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) combined with micro-needling. The results are visible faster, with fewer treatments needed and less down time than micro needling alone or micro needling with just surface PRP.

Scar reduction is better with two methods

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The appearance of most facial scars can be reduced by any method that stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production in that scar. The more collagen produced, the better the effect. A microneedling device uses sterilised microneedles to produce numerous tiny areas of skin remodelling. Each opening stimulates the skin to produce more collagen. On its own, this procedure produces a 65%-70% improvement over 4-6 months.

But that’s not all!

The collagen is produced because each microinjury ‘calls in’ platelets which produce growth factors to stimulate the laying down of more collagen. Our scar reduction injections, take more of these platelets (from your own blood) and release them into the scar area too. The more collagen produced, the greater the effect. This new collagen is permanent. It does not degrade, dissolve or disappear every 6 months. 

Unique advantage of Diamond Scar Reduction

Many patients nowadays receive collagen stimulant injections in place of dermal fillers, but not as part of any scar treatment. These are usually conducted by aesthetic clinics. As a result, apart from scar reduction, there are some unique added benefits.

  • Improvement in the appearance of pigmentation 
  • Smoother and more even skin texture.
  • Potential reduction in the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Assessments and treatments by skilled and experienced dermatology specialists
  • Phone and email access to your specialist team throughout your treatment
  • Easy monthly payment options
  • Up to 80-90% improvement in the appearance of scars
  • Results start show within 6-8 weeks

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What’s different about our acne scarring treatment clinics?

  • Highly skilled and experienced specialists provide our treatment.
  • You will have phone and email access to your dedicated specialist throughout your treatment.
  • Appointment within 1 week and see results within 8 -12 weeks!

Am I Suitable for the Diamond Scar Reduction programme?

You can start the programme within a week if you can confirm all of the below:

  • I am NOT pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • I am NOT planning to become pregnant in the next 6 months.
  • I have NOT taken acne medications in the last 8 weeks.
  • I am NOT under 18.
  • I am NOT taking blood thinners.
  • I am NOT undergoing laser treatment in the same area.
  • I have NOT had active acne for at least 2 months.

When you attend your Scar Reduction consultations

If you have completed our acne cure programme, you will already have been assessed for suitability. Otherwise, at the consultation, our specialist will carefully assess your medical background and the severity of your acne scarring. Through a thorough examination of your skin, the specialist will discuss suitable treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and provide an estimate of the treatment duration (usually 4-6 months).

With your consent, photos will be taken for comparison purposes. A blood sample will be obtained and sent for testing before commencing the treatment to ensure your suitability for the scar reduction injections. Once the test results are back, your first treatment appointment will be scheduled. During the treatment session, a numbing cream will be applied for 20 minutes to minimise discomfort, followed by the collection of blood to be prepared for the scar reduction injections. 

After cleaning the skin, the microneedling treatment starts. By the end of this part, the scar reduction serum is ready to be injected

After cleaning up the skin, you will be provided with aftercare instructions, and your next appointment will be booked. At any time throughout your programme, you are encouraged to contact the office with any questions. Our dedicated approach ensures a personalised and informed journey every step of the way.

What happens during the Scar reduction programme?

Throughout your programme, we remain in contact with you by telephone or email to answer any concerns or queries regarding your Acne Scarring treatment.
We arrange monthly follow-ups for the treatment sessions.
You can book your next appointment on the days of your consultation, or later over the phone, or by email.

Is my GP kept informed?

The client services team delivers a written record of each of your consultations. A copy is also forwarded to your GP unless you request otherwise. 

Acne Treatment Price

ServicePrice

Microneedling and Scar Reduction Injections

£324/Treatment

Acne Cure Treatment

£324/Treatment

F.A.Q

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required depends on the severity of your acne scars and your skin’s response to the treatment. Typically, we recommend a series of 4-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results.

Is micro-needling + collagen stimulant injection painful?

While some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, we take measures to ensure your comfort, such as applying a topical numbing cream beforehand.

How long does it take to see results?

You may start to see improvements in the texture and appearance of your skin within a few weeks of your first treatment. However, the full effects of micro-needling may take several months to become apparent as your skin continues to regenerate.

Is there any downtime after the treatment?

You may experience some redness and mild swelling immediately following the procedure, but these side effects typically subside within a few days. You can resume your normal activities right away, although we recommend avoiding direct sun exposure and wearing sunscreen to protect your skin during the healing process.

Are there any risks associated with collagen stimulant injection + micro-needling?

Collagen stimulant injections + Micro-needling is generally safe when performed by a qualified clinician. However, some potential risks include temporary redness, swelling, bruises,  pigmentations, and rarely, scarring and infection. Our dermatologists will discuss all potential risks with you during your consultation.

E.C. April 2024

Everyone was wonderful at Diamond Skincare, especially Kristen who was always friendly and gave great advice. My skin is clear for the first time in my life and I received great care. Thank you.

J.C. April 2023

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