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nhs scar treatment?

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does anyone from the UK know if the nhs can treat you for acne scars? i have asked my doctor but he said no. however, i have read that other people have had treatment. maybe they do for severe cases?

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Acne scarring treatments on the NHS are very limited.

To access a wide range of treatments you'll need to pay for treatment yourself.

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extremely damn hard, getting referred to a nhs dermatologist is awful! and apparently waiting lists going on for MONTHS upon months...

theres a company called SK N

http://www.sknclinics.co.uk/_i/landing/hj1...0/0/0/29/10029/

got branches all across the uk and i booked an appointment today, they took a £25.00 deposit of me which goes against booking times, and they said that if i decide to get a treatment it will go towards that, if not, then with no obligation i will get refunded the total amount back...

they give a session with dermatologist etc, i know very well im not going to get any treatment done, its too costly at the time being, however i know they WILL provide some advice, so no harm in finding out if im going to get my money back...

suggest you should try it?

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I wasted money on SK:N and found them useless for acne scarring.

Most dermatologists in this country are clueless when it comes to acne-scarring. I had a good chat with Dr. Chu yesterday and he told me that it's difficult to find a dermatologist in the UK who who is clued up with regards to acne-scarring and up to date treatments. Most dermatologists take specialist interests in other dermatological problems, far away from acne-scarring.

I emailed some dermatologists in this country and asked them about acne-scarring what treatments they offer and they all told me to contact a plastic surgeon.

Don't waste your money on SK:N like i did. They don't offer any proper acne-scarring treatments apart from laser skin resurfacing and they charge a fortune for that. They'll try and fob you off with glycolic peels, easy TCA peels and microdermabrasion which are all rubbish for acne-scars.

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waiting lists for nhs derms are a disgrace,i was 16months and counting before i took my name of the list coz my acne had cleared up anyway! its pathetic. if you have the money,go private. after 9months of waiting,i decided to go private and got an appointment the next week

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Gman,ask your GP to refer you to see Dr Chu at hammersmith hospital in london,ask your GP about PCT (Primary Care Trust) every local GP surgery as a PCT which this is the way to get NHS treatment done now.

Each local Surgery have so much money to spend on their patient and it is called PCT so your GP is telling you porkies,my Gp lied to me till my derm told him.

I now see Dr Chu who as been doing NHS treatment on me since 2005 and i haven't paid a penny out until now.I had to buy a dermaroller so Dr Chu could treat my scars but i am waiting to get the money back.

Have a look at my posts where i tell ppl about PCT or pm me if you wanna know anything else about PCT.

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thanks for all the replies. i am hearing the nhs def do treatment but only if you force them. my derm said he knows nothing about it. but i think he is lying as he did mention laser treatment a while ago. can anyone recommend what to say. i have an appointment tomorrow.

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