We develop scar tissue as a result of injuries or trauma to the skin sustained over the course of our lives. The scar that forms can sometimes be highly visible, which can impact low self-esteem and lead many to seek out laser scar removal – an effective, non-invasive method for promoting healthier skin and reducing scar visibility anywhere on the body.
This article explores the typical cost of laser scar removal in the UK, as well as providing responses to some of the more common queries people have about the treatment.
The CREO Clinic’s aesthetic doctor and laser specialist, Dr. Sabina, works to decrease scar visibility using the dual-wavelength Fotona SP Dynamis laser. She combines both Nd: YAG and Er: YAG modalities to create a personalised scar removal treatment, working to decrease your scar visibility through skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation.
Contact the CREO Clinic today and discover how Dr Sabina can improve the appearance of your scars.
How Much is Laser Scar Removal in the UK
Scar removal in the UK can vary widely and depend on a host of factors.
At the CREO Clinic, laser scar removal begins from £490-£990 per session, depending on the kind and size of the scar. For more extensive scarring where full face treatments are required, prices start from £1,950.
A full cost breakdown will only be available after your first consultation with Dr. Sabina – this is because each treatment plan is personalised to your particular needs.
Should you wish to spread the cost of your laser scar removal, our financing partner, Chrysalis Finance, offers a variety of financing options.
Elements Affecting the Cost of Laser Scar Removal
Type of Scar Getting Treated
An important factor contributing to the price of laser scar removal is the type of scar being treated. Some scars, such as keloid scars and certain acne scarring, are often more difficult to treat as they are thicker and move beyond the original injury. Keloid scar treatment may require a greater quantity of sessions than other scars.
The Size of Your Scar(s)
The size of your scar(s) can have an impact on how much your laser scar removal will cost. Larger scars will take longer and potentially require more sessions to treat, so larger scars can be more expensive overall to remove.
Type of Laser Treatment You Get
There are various laser treatments available for scar removal – The CREO Clinic uses combined Nd: YAG and Er: YAG laser treatments to resurface the skin and simultaneously promote neocollagenesis, but some clinics may use CO2 laser treatments.
Each of these laser scar removal options has its own approach to scar removal and laser skin resurfacing, and there are variations in price between them. It is crucial to speak to a laser expert such as Dr. Sabina before making a decision on the laser best suited to your needs.
Number of Treatments
How many treatments are required will depend on the severity of your scarring, the areas involved, and the type of scars you have. The more treatments needed, the more costly laser scar removal will be overall.
At CREO, we typically recommend three treatments to sufficiently treat the scar and ensure the best results.
Number of Specialists Involved
The number of skin experts and scar removal specialists involved in your treatment will contribute significantly to the cost.
Also extremely important in regard to cost is the reputation and prior experience of the practitioners involved. For an experienced laser scar removal specialist, you should expect to pay higher prices – an experienced practitioner can provide a degree of confidence in the quality of the outcomes.
Dr Sabina has performed countless successful laser scar removals – in her care, you can be sure you are being treated by an experienced laser expert.
Why Fotona is A Better Treatment Than Morpheus8 for Scars
Fotona laser treatments provide a range of unique benefits for scars that put it above Morpheus8.
Laser treatment is more versatile and can be customised for penetration depth, energy, and thermal effects. For this reason, the laser is also superior in its precision compared to Morpheus8.
Secondly, there is more empirical evidence to support the use of laser technology for scarring, with laser showing greater effectiveness in the treatment of scars compared to Morpheus8.
Finally, laser scar removal requires less downtime, helps the body’s natural healing process, and is better tolerated by patients when compared to Morpheus8 treatment.
The Different Types of Scars
Breakouts of acne can be an aesthetic concern in the short-term and the long-term. To treat active acne as well as acne scarring, we use Fotona’s TwinLight protocol. This acne scarring treatment is able to manage severe acne breakouts, all three types of acne scars – ice pick, boxcar, and rolling scars, and improve skin texture.
In the process of healing a wound or trauma to the skin, the body can sometimes overproduce collagen to form hypertrophic scars that are thickened and raised from the skin. These scars can also sometimes create itching and physical discomfort.
Hypertrophic scarring is often seen as a result of burns but can result from other skin traumas such as cuts, acne, or piercings.
Atrophic scars present as pitted scars that have healed in the lower layers of skin – they are often caused by acne or chickenpox.
This type of scar is not always easy to treat and will respond best to combined laser therapy treatments over a long period. Dr Sabina is experienced in addressing atrophic scars and will carefully formulate a plan to reduce their visibility long-term.
Similar to hypertrophic scars, keloid scars differ only in that they extend beyond the sight of the trauma that originally caused the scar. They are raised and often have a pinkish colour or a shade similar to or slightly darker than the skin around them.
Keloid scars can cause physical discomfort or even make movement challenging if they develop in certain areas of the body. They are more common in people who have a darker skin tone.
Can You Get Laser Scar Removal on the NHS?
Laser scar removal and scar treatment is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and is not available on the NHS.
Is Laser Scar Removal Worth It?
As a non-invasive yet impactful treatment, most find laser scar removal to be highly rewarding. It is a short procedure, lasting between 15-20 minutes per session, and has very little downtime – this makes it easy to fit in around your routine.
At CREO, Dr. Sabina is also able to integrate injectable treatments such as exomes and Plenhyage XL to rejuvenate the scar tissue for superior results.
Above all, patients value the treatment’s capacity to reduce scar visibility and help permanently improve the colour, texture, and overall aesthetic of scar tissue.