a common complication of acne

acne scars treatment in bexhill

acne scars

If you are concerned about acne scars our experienced doctors at our Bexhill clinic can help. Acne scarring is a common complication of acne, a skin condition characterised by red pimples or boils on the skin, which affects anywhere on the body, but mainly the face, chest and shoulders. Acne scarring is disfiguring and it can be emotionally painful. Any type of acne spot can result in scar tissue forming, however it is most prevalent after nodules and cysts burst and damage nearby skin.

Acne scarring can also occur if you have a tendency to pick or squeeze your spots, which also exasperates the problem, so the best advice is to always to leave them alone. There are three main types of acne scars:

Ice pick scars: These small marks in the skin are so called as the resemble marks made by a small, sharp object.

Rolling scars: These marks produce an uneven ‘rolling’ appearance caused by bands of scar tissue that form under the skin.

Boxcar scars: These are the typical ‘crater’ marks that are formed of round or oval depressions.

If you notice that acne is leaving scars on your skin, we recommend you take positive action; there are many innovative new ways to deal with acne, heal your scars and prevent new ones from forming.

Recommended treatments for Acne Scarring:

Here at the Cooden Medical Group we have a number of options to help treat and resole mild, moderate and severe acne. The following treatments can work in conjunction with any medication your doctor has prescribed you. Your clinician may also recommend we treat your scars with our new K Laser which can provide highly effective results.


As one treatment will not work for everyone, we have a wide range of options for acne scars, which we use either alone or in combination with other treatments for the best results.

Dr. Katherine Dickinson





cooden skin clinic

our bexhill clinic

The clinic is situated on the corner of Little Common Road and Peartree Lane, directly on the Little Common roundabout opposite the pelican crossing. There is two hour restricted parking on the nearby roads.