Best on the market: Scar creams

Most of us have one somewhere. On the knee from a childhood fall, across the stomach from a C-section or on the cheek from acne. Naturally, everyone’s scars are different shapes and dimensions, so they won’t fit in to a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to remedies. Dr Catherine Stone of The Face Place says while nothing will completely remove a scar, some treatments can be effective.

Dermal Needling
We realise it sounds scary but dermal needling could be the answer to your scarring woes. So how does it work? Medicinal micro needles on a special roller are used to create tiny punctures in the skin. This in turn stimulates growth to enhance collagen production, giving you smoother skin. Three to five treatments are recommended, depending on the condition of your skin.

Add PRP Therapy
Standing for ‘platelet rich plasma’, this treatment uses platelets and plasma taken from a small sample of your blood to stimulate collagen production. Three treatments will work to improve the skin’s texture and elasticity. Although both dermal needling and PRP therapy are effective alone, Stone says “when combined they’re even more effective at vastly minimising the appearance of scar tissue.”