Scar Treatments/Scar Filler Treatment London

Can help improve scar appearance whilst enhancing skin texture and firmness 

To maximise results, medical anti-wrinkle injections and fillers for scar management are commonly integrated into other treatments to maximise results.  

For example, muscle-relaxing injections are often combined with facial surgery, particularly over the forehead. Using these injections before or as part of a scar revision means that the facial muscles are relaxed, reducing the risk of the new scar stretching excessively during the healing process. 

Fillers for acne scar treatment are common in procedures such as subcision for acne scarring and are used post-procedurally to plump up the depressed areas to create a smoother contour. 

What are the benefits of having anti-wrinkle injections pre-procedure? 

Muscle relaxing injections as part of a scar revision journey can immobilise underlying facial muscles and, to this effect, contribute to a better long-term outcome in terms of scar dimensions.  

By temporarily paralysing the muscles, these injections can prevent the deepening or worsening of wrinkles during facial expressions. Additionally, acne scarring treatments can enhance the aesthetic outcome when combined with other cosmetic procedures. 

Injectable treatments for acne scars 

Understanding acne scars 

Acne scars occur after the skin heals from acne and come in various forms, including: 

  • Atrophic scars: These are depressed scars when the skin doesn’t produce enough collagen and elastin during healing. They are commonly found on the face and appear as small, sunken pits. 
  • Hypertrophic or Keloid scars: These are raised scars that occur when the skin produces too much collagen while healing. 

How injectable treatments can help 

Acne scar fillers are injected beneath the scar, lifting the depressed area to the level of the surrounding skin. This immediately reduces the appearance of pitted scars. Some injectable acne scar treatment options can stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Over time, this will lead to longer-lasting skin texture and firmness improvements. 

Patients often notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of their scars. Unlike laser treatment, injectables are minimally invasive and have a low downtime, making them a convenient option for many individuals. 

It should be noted that while injectable treatments are effective for atrophic scars, they might not be suitable for hypertrophic or keloid scars. We advise you to consult our skin specialists to determine the most appropriate treatment based on the scar type and skin condition. 

Benefits of injectables for scar treatment 

Injectable treatments for scars, mainly dermal fillers, offer a range of benefits beyond improving the physical appearance of scars. 

These injectable treatments can be tailored to the specific type of scar and your skin type. Many dermal fillers are made from substances naturally found in the body, such as hyaluronic acid, reducing the risk of allergic reactions and making the treatment safer for a broader range of patients.

How the treatment is performed 

Acne scar treatments using dermal fillers, follow a specific procedure to ensure safety and effectiveness. 

The process begins with a consultation where we discuss your desired goals, and determine the most appropriate type of filler. 

Before the procedure, the area to be treated is cleaned, and we may apply topical numbing cream to minimise discomfort. 

The filler is injected beneath the scar tissue using a fine needle or cannula. The amount and depth of injection depend on the scar subtype and severity. The procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of scars being treated. 


Areas that can be treated 

Injectable scar treatments are versatile and can improve the appearance of scars on various body areas. Some of the commonly treated areas include: 

  • Face: Acne scars, surgical scars, or scars from injuries on the face can be effectively treated, enhancing facial aesthetics and skin texture. 
  • Neck: Scars on the neck, often caused by surgery or injury, can be minimised using injectables. 
  • Chest and Shoulders: Scars due to acne or surgery in these areas can be treated, especially useful for visible scars when wearing certain types of clothing. 
  • Arms and Legs: Scars on the limbs from injuries or surgeries can also be improved, helping to restore a more uniform skin appearance. 

Each area requires a tailored approach, considering the skin’s thickness and the scar’s characteristics to achieve the best results. 

The duration of the effects of scar fillers can vary depending on the type of filler we use during the process and your skin type. 

Most hyaluronic acid-based fillers last 6 to 18 months, while others last several years. 

Injectable treatments such as fillers for scar treatment are not particularly painful; however, this does vary depending on the area being injected. You may experience small scratch-like sensations similar to a vaccination injection. If you prefer, topical numbing cream can be applied 20 minutes before the treatment, relieving any minor discomfort. 

Treatment Overview

  • Injectable scar filler treatments are primarily effective for atrophic scars, such as severe acne scars, surgical scars, or scars from injuries. They are not usually used for hypertrophic or keloid scars. 

    Types of Fillers 

    • Hyaluronic Acid fillers: Widely used for their safety and effectiveness in scar treatment, these fillers are ideal for temporary results and can be reversed if necessary
    • Poly-L-lactic Acid: A biodegradable synthetic substance that helps stimulate collagen production, suitable for deeper scars

Why choose The London Scar Clinic for injectable treatments 

Expert surgeons specialising in treating scars

With years of training and extensive experience in acne scar removal treatments, our surgeons stay updated with the latest surgical techniques and technological advancements. We employ a personalised approach, tailoring our treatments to meet each patient’s needs and goals. Whether it’s reducing the appearance of acne scars or improving the dimension of surgical scars, our surgeons have the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional results. 

State-of-the-art facilities for optimal care 

Our clinic is designed with the latest advancements in medical technology to support our expert surgeons in delivering exceptional results. We have invested in cutting-edge equipment and tools that allow us to perform advanced scar treatments with precision and effectiveness. 

At The London Scar Clinic, we believe optimal care goes beyond medical expertise. We aim to exceed our patient’s expectations by providing a holistic approach to scar treatment. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals ensures that each patient receives personalised attention and comprehensive care. 

When you choose The London Scar Clinic, you can trust that you will receive the highest standard of care in a state-of-the-art facility. We are dedicated to creating a positive and transformative experience for every patient who walks through our doors. 

"My experience has been absolutely wonderful - many thanks to Mr Leon-Villapalos and team. He’s been extremely patient in taking time to explain things in full, prompt in answering all the questions I had throughout my recovery. Excellent communicator and very kind indeed. Scrub nurses were lovely, and in general I can’t fault my experience with you at all."

"I am extremely pleased with the treatment I received from Mr. Young. He made me feel at ease and explained everything in a clear manner both prior to and during the procedure. First-class experience and I would thoroughly recommend him."