Brighton's Independent Cosmetic Clinic

Scars

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DIsclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependenton a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.

Scars form as a natural part of the healing process and can occur after almost any skin injury and/or surgery. The more damage to the skin, the longer it can take to heal and therefore there is a greater chance of being left with a noticeable scar.

Normal maturation of scar tissue takes approximately 18 months after which they usually present as thin, pale and flat. Some people can develop abnormal scars that may be disfiguring or aesthetically unpleasant. Most scars can be categorised into one of three groups:

  1. Atrophic scar
  2. Hypertrophic scar
  3. Keloid scar

Atrophic scars appear as small, pitted, round depressions that lie below the surface of the surrounding skin. These are common after acne or chicken pox and usually occur when the healing process is disrupted.

Hypertrophic scars are usually red, thick and raised from the surface of the skin. They can be itchy or painful. This type of scar usually starts to develop within weeks of the injury and can improve naturally over the course of a year or more.

Keloid scars are thick, raised scars that extend beyond the original wound. They can be red or darker in colour compared to the surrounding skin. Keloid scars may develop months after the original injury or immediately following surgery.

At A New You, we have a team of dedicated professionals, who are highly trained to examine the condition of your scar and advice on the next stage of treatment.

Some Of Our Most Popular Treatments For Scars

Dermal Roller/Dermapen

Dermal Roller/Dermapen® is a micro-needling technique, which stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself.* Post-treatment Derma Roller leaves the skin looking visibly brighter, firmer, smoother and clearer.

The treatment is pain-free and requires no down time. Recovery times are significantly shorter than Laser treatments.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers can be used to lift depressions in the skin, making it an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of stubborn or deeper scars. An injection procedure what uses collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite in the fillers, fills out problem wrinkled and creased skin.

For improved effectiveness, it’s not uncommon to combine Dermal Filler with Dermal Roller therapy.

Laser Resurfacing

We offer revolutionary RecoSMA® Laser Resurfacing treatment, providing patients with a non-invasive technique to stimulate the repair of damaged tissues such as scars or stretch marks.*

Due to the unique coldness of the laser (skin temp. doesn’t rise over 36.6  °C) treatment, the procedure does not cause scarring or change natural pigmentation of the skin.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a technique, which utilizes your own growth factors and re-targets them to a specific area of concern to encourage repair and regeneration.*

PRP therapy produces long-lasting effects with little chance of allergic reaction, as the platelets come from the patients’ own blood. A highly effective treatment for rejuvenating the skin and reducing signs of damage such as stretch marks and scars.*

Surgical Scar Revision

Surgical revision aims to excise the scar caused by an injury, wound, or previous surgery, and replace it with a fresh scar. The fresh scar can be carefully positioned and sutured in such a way as to reduce risk of reoccurrence.

In some instances however it’s possible to disguise the scar by positioning it within natural skin creases.*

Why Choose A New You?

From the very first time you step through our doors here at A New You you'll quickly see why we're considered one of the regions leading independent cosmetic surgery clinics - patient comfort and safety is at the heart of everything we do.

We understand the courage and commitment that it can take to even consider cosmetic surgery, that's why we handle all cases with the upmost of professionalism and confidentiality.

Our innovative procedures are revolutionary in the fields of both surgical, and non-surgery, cosmetic treatments. These best in class treatments allow us to deliver truly life changing results.

Our experts and specialists take the time to truly understand the reasons why you may be considering cosmetic surgery, whether that be to improve self-confidence, or to overcome an illness or injury. And it's only then when we start to discuss the best options for you.

Meet the Staff

Jackie Knight
Jackie Knight (NMC 80Y0709E) Clinic Consultant Jackie is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the cosmetic surgery industry, including in plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments, working with some of the best clinics and hospitals in the country. She only works with top consultants, each of whom specialises in specific areas of face or body enhancement. Jackie is adept at putting people at their ease, and she is also extremely knowledgeable about surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Dr Zack Ally (GMC7140125) MBBS BSC A member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr Ally is a GP registrar who graduated from the state-of-the-art Brighton & Sussex Medical School with distinction and completed an intercalated Bachelor of Sciences with Upper Class Honours at Imperial College London. His academic achievements include a national prize with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the International Congress of Medical Sciences (ISCOMS). He has published in the British Journal of Surgery and has written for medical students. He has contemporary knowledge and training in the latest non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and is certified in providing non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments, dermal fillers (including nose reshaping), tear trough fillers for the eyes, lip augmentation and Obagi prescription-strength skin-care programmes. He is an accomplished trainer in non-surgical injectable treatments.
Dr Sanah Qasem (GMC 7452017) MBBS Dr Sanah Qasem is an NHS doctor as well as an aesthetic injector performing the latest basic and advanced line and wrinkle treatments (Facial Aesthetics) and dermal fillers. She graduated from medical school with distinctions and winning several prizes for clinical and academic excellence. Alongside this, she is also the regional teaching lead for trainee and junior doctors at East Sussex NHS Trust. Her experience in clinical teaching and interest in aesthetic medicine has led to her becoming a non-surgical trainer for a leading aesthetic company, where she teaches other healthcare professionals the latest techniques in 18 different commonly requested treatments. Dr Qasem’s personal, honest and quality-driven approach with her attention to detail sets her apart as a practitioner in this field.
Pam Cushing (NMC 77F0384E) RN MSc PGD(Aesth Med) INP Pam is a registered nurse and independent prescriber, a member of BACN and Vice President of the Society of Mesotherapy (UK) with over 10 years experience in Aesthetics. She is also an international educator for a leading training academy training doctors, nurses and dentists in a wide variety of Aesthetic procedures. Her natural style and flair for public speaking means she is frequently invited to present at national and international conferences. Her natural talent, skill, and attention to detail in Aesthetics has earned her an unenviable reputation among her patients and peers alike. Her areas of expertise are wrinkle reduction treatments, dermal fillers, collagen bio-stimulating injections, platelet rich plasma, Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation, IV nutritional therapy and is one of the few highly respected nurses recognized and trained in the use of Silhouette Soft threads
Wendy Riches (NMC 77J2697E) Clinic Practitioner Wendy is a Registered Nurse who has over 10 years’ experience in aesthetics and laser treatments. She has an in-depth medical knowledge and has had specialised training in aesthetic medicine. Her areas of expertise include line and wrinkle treatment (Facial Aesthetics), collagen replenishment, fillers and laser hair removal.
Kerry Martin Administration Manager Kerry joined A New You in 2011 to build the clinic’s team of receptionists and administrators. She has over 10 years’ experience in clinic management. She and her team’s responsibilities start with welcoming our clients and supporting them as well as the surgeons and practitioners, to ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis.
Nick Percival (GMC 2389271) FRCS Specialist Register Plastic Surgery A member of BAAPS and BAPRS, Nick Percival is one of the foremost Cosmetic Surgeons in the UK. He has been on GMC’s specialist register since 1992. He is an international expert of facial rejuvenation, and pioneered the introduction of Obagi skin treatments in the UK. He has lectured widely in the UK and internationally on face lifts and facial rejuvenation, and appeared on TV programmes such as Extreme Makeover and Botched Up Bodies. He also has a special interest in aesthetic breast surgery and rhinoplasty. He is well known for his expertise in nose reshaping and has taught his techniques to many newly qualified surgeons.
Maurino Joffily (GMC 6146420) Mr Joffily is a graduate of the State University of Campinas, one of the top medical schools in Brazil and one of the most renowned plastic surgery centres in the world. A biochemistry graduate, he completed his training in plastic surgery after an internship in general surgery. He has performed over 3,000 cosmetic surgeries including abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction for men and women, ear surgery, eyelid surgery, facelift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and non-surgical procedures for the face including fat injections, fillers, line treatment and lip augmentation. He has performed over 1000 VASER liposuction procedures, and is one of the leading surgeons in the UK for this particular technique.
Mario Caruana (GMC 5194168) MD, M.Sc FRCSEd(Gen Surg) EBSQ(Vasc) Mr Caruana is an accomplished local consultant in vascular disorders, minimally invasive vein treatment and arterial surgery. Many procedures, in which he specialises can be offered under local anaesthetic with minimal “down-time”. He undertakes for A New You a popular European treatment called foam sclerotherapy on veins which would previously have been treated by surgery. He also offers newer varicose vein treatments such as EVLT and Venus closure to those, for whom less invasive procedures are not suitable. Mr Caruana is a member of the British Medical Association Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Vascular Society.

Reviews

04/01/2017
I really hated my open pores and blackheads and this treatment sucks them all away in the first part. My oily skin has not felt or looked this good since before I hit puberty. This really isn’t just a treat for girls its a real solution to troubled skin for everyone. I need another one soon.*
Jonathan
02/07/2013
An excellent service with very good skin products and excellent follow up care. I am very pleased with the service and treatment provided by A New You.*
Thalia E
13/04/2013
Firstly I would like to say staff are very welcoming and friendly. Offering tea or coffee and generally trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Secondly the procedure went extremely well.*
Jason W
02/01/1970
It has made me feel more confident. Jackie kept on trying until she got me the treatment, instead of just saying ‘sorry we can’t help you’.*
Roy
*DISCLAIMER*
*Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.