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Acne Scarring: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

In the worst cases of acne, such as cystic acne, it is possible for pitted scarring to occur. These lasting effects of acne can cause long-term self-confidence problems. We are here to help treat acne scarring to leave your skin looking and feeling clearer.

What is Acne Scarring?


Acne Scarring Causes & Risk Factors

Acne Scarring Types & Symptoms

Types of Acne Scarring

It is difficult to predict whether someone will or won’t experience acne scarring, but those with thinner skin may be more susceptible to pitted scarring. Thinner skin can be a sign of low collagen levels which can have a direct impact on the type of scarring which occurs. Low collagen levels can be caused by sun damage, ageing, genetics, or over-exfoliation.

Ice-pick Scars

Scars that appear narrow and deep, they may look like open pores.

Boxed Scars

Similar to chicken pox scars, boxed scars are deep with steep edges.

Rolling Scars

Shallow scars with wide openings, rolling scars are caused by tissue damage beneath the skin.

Hypertrophic Scar

An area where the skin becomes thicker after healing often raised above the surface of the skin.

Acne Scarring Treatment At Élan


Treatment Options

We offer a range of treatment options to help tackle acne at its root cause and leave your skin feeling, invigorated, healthier, and clearer. During your free consultation, one of our skincare experts will advise you on the best treatment type for your acne.

RF Micro-Needling

RF Microneedling is one of the fastest-growing treatments in the UK and at Élan Laser Clinics we wanted to choose the best device for our clients.

Sylfirm X represents the latest technology in RF Microneedling and is the only FDA-approved RF Microneedling device with dual wave technology which means it has multiple skin-enhancing benefits that far exceed the capacity of other RF Microneedling treatments. The Sylfirm X reacts to ONLY abnormal blood vessels and tissue to selectively treat conditions including acne scarring.

Skin Peels

Revitalise your skin by harnessing the power of natural and active ingredients within our cosmetic-grade skin peel treatments. These peels deeply exfoliate and stimulate new cell growth and collagen creation.

At Élan, we have chosen DermaQuest as our preferred clinical skincare provider. Their products deliver guaranteed results, and improve skin health, tone and texture. To Treat acne effectively we will implement the Élan ultimate reveal Peel (TCA), Élan Advanced Vit A Infusion (power pumpkin), and Élan Skin Tightening Treatment (Firming Enzyme) peels.

LED Light Therapy

Revitalise your skin with the revolution that is LED light therapy. At Élan We offer the most advanced LED light therapy treatment solutions to leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, radiant, and healthy. Our LED skin therapy is non-invasive and provides instant results.

We use state-of-the-art LED light therapy equipment to effectively treat a large selection of skin conditions and give your skin a new life. LED light works to target the source of skin conditions at a cellular level, its deep penetration allows us to treat beneath the surface of the skin with zero pain.

Élan Power 5 Facial

We offer our bespoke treatments in two packages – the Élan Power 3 Helios Facial, and the Élan Power 5 Helios Facial. Our Élan Power treatments use advanced laser technology to leave you feeling great in your own skin.

We use our bespoke Helios III laser techniques and the Élan Power of 5 during acne scarring treatment to stimulate collagen remodelling and improve skin radiance and reduce skin vascularity. We apply a carbon peel to the skin during this five-step treatment to reduce scarring, improve texture and deeply exfoliate the pores removing any excess oil revealing a fresh radiant brighter skin complexion.