Treatments/Non Invasive/Acne Scar/Laser Treatment

Scar Laser Treatment

The London Scar Clinic is proud to own a number of high-end lasers allowing treatment of a vast range of skin problems. Scar laser treatment can be used to target a wide range of scar characteristics, for example: redness, texture, pigmentation, volume loss etc. Commonly our lasers help to treat acne scarring, burns, raised scars, post-surgical scars and more.  

The London Scar Clinic current owns the Co2 Ultra-pulse Lumenis laser, M22 Lumenis laser, Cynosure PicoSure and Cynosure Cynergy PDL allowing us to offer a vast range of laser-based treatments for scarring.

Is the laser treatment for scars painful?

Each of our lasers come with a different degree of discomfort, our Co2 laser being the most uncomfortable. The sensation is different for everyone depending on individual pain thresholds however a common description is a elastic band ping or a sunburn. The clinic offers numbing cream before laser appointments or the use of injected local anaesthetic. 


How long does the scar laser treatment take?

The numbing cream will be applied for between 30-60 minutes depending on which laser you are having done. The treatment time itself will depend on the area being treated, smaller scars can take a number of minutes or full face acne scarring can take up to one hour.  


How many scar laser treatments are needed for scars?

Number of treatments required is based on many factors such as your scar type and how well your body responds to the laser. On average patients tend to require between 3-6 treatments.  

Treatment Overview

  • Non-surgical technique to reduce, fade and improve the appearance of scarring 
  • Typical recovery period of 3-7 days 
  • Performed by highly skilled, specialist plastic surgeon or dermatologist with expertise scar treatments 
  • Burns, surgical scars, self-harm, pigmentation, acne scarring 

"Relaxed, clean, calm, professional environment. I was made to feel both welcome and in very experienced and caring hands. Perfect."

"Nurses were kind, supportive and able to answer questions; surgeon inspired confidence; appointment was on time; instructions were clear and easy to follow."

"Experience was positive from start to finish. The staff were professional and caring. I felt that I was in excellent hands."

"I was treated by Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos last year. I have honestly never received such good care, Mr Leon-Villapalos is very caring and was very sensitive about my issue. He explained everything in detail. The Scar Clinic booking team also made the whole process easy and hassle free. I would 100% recommend this practice, top notch service!"

"Great staff, and knowledge. I called the clinic after I had a traumatic experience elsewhere which left me with 2nd-degree burns. Very, very pleased with the results of the burn, it disappeared and left no scarring with the dressing and treatment Mr Goutos used. My experience as a whole has been more than pleasant and I would recommend both the clinic and Mr Goutos to all!"

"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."

"Everything and everyone - from environment to all staff (reception, nurses, and of course Dr. Firas who is a great doctor and a very charming and warm person who makes patients feel at ease even when their situation isn’t the lightest). Overall, very good experience!"

"The surgeon answered all of my concerns and I felt confident to undergo the procedure and came out feeling confident I received very good care. The staff and nurses gave me personal attention and were quite courteous, they readily gave me any information that I needed. They were particular in helping me go through all the steps I needed in preparation for the procedure. "

"Excellent experience through and through. Friendly staff and extended team. Mr Leon-Villapalos is an exceptional communicator and made me feel at ease throughout both of my procedures with him."

"I have been coming to the Clinic for over a year now and the experience has always been extremely professional and courteous. Having major surgery can be a daunting process but the clinic has at all times provided excellent care across all aspects."