SLC

treatments
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£42

Scars

living with the scars?

We have the equipment and expertise to help deal with a range of scars and and we’re always researching to find even more effective treatment. Our treatments can reduce the appearance of unwanted scars such as red scars or pitted acne scarring and also help reduce the thickness and itch from more severe scarring. Please contact your consultant for a referral or book a free consultation below to see what’s possible for you

Is this the right treatment for me?

Laser treatment is suitable for almost anyone. During your free consultation, we’ll discuss the options and estimate how much it will cost. If we don’t believe you can get the results you’d like, we’ll tell you immediately.

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on the scar, but we would expect to see a substantial improvement after 2 sessions. We’ll advise how many treatments you’ll need at your free consultation.

What happens during treatment?

Your specialist nurse or consultant will meet you and guide you through each stage of the treatment. We may begin with small test patches of different laser settings to see which gives the best results and take photos to monitor your progress.

How does it feel?

Most people describe the feeling of the laser on the skin as like being flicked by an elastic band or a small pin prick. We use an air cooling system to make it more comfortable and anaesthetic cream if needed. As we are part of the NHS, a local anaesthetic injection or general anaesthetic may be arranged if necessary.

How does it work?

We have a number of approaches, depending on your scar. We can target red vessels in the scar, reducing the redness and also changing the way the scar heals. This also reduces the unreachable itch that some people get. We are currently leading research projects to find out more about this. We can also use a fractional laser to resurface the skin, smoothing out the appearance of pitted and raised scars and stimulating new collagen growth.

What happens afterwards?

For red scars, the treated area will show dark circular bruises, 7–10 millimetres in diameter, which fade in 1–2 weeks. The appearance of the treated area may continue to improve over the following 3–4 months. For fractional ablative treatments, the area may remain red for 1–2 days or may form small pin-prick sized scabs, which can take up to a week to heal. But don’t worry, we’ll explain all of the aftercare at your free consultation.

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With every treatment you have, you'll be helping someone else too—100% of the proceeds go back into the NHS.