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Concern: Acne Scars

We all get blemishes every now and then, but if you deal with chronic acne, the scars are more than skin deep. Even after the acne clears up, the scars left behind may cause you to feel self-conscious.

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Deep acne scarring can last for years after your breakouts go away. But there is hope for the future. 

At Spotless Laser Medical Aesthetics, we believe that no one should have to feel self-conscious about their skin. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. We offer acne scar removal to renew your self-confidence and your skin.

What Causes Deep Acne Scars?

Not all blemishes leave scars behind. You might be wondering how an acne scar forms in the first place. Here’s how it happens:

First, a blemish appears. As your body tries to heal the wound, it produces collagen; this protein promotes the growth of new skin cells. A scab forms to seal the wound. Eventually, it becomes a scar.

The problem is that your body may not do a perfect job in healing the blemish. Two things can happen here:

  • The skin may not produce enough collagen to repair the scar completely. As a result, you’re left with uneven or pitted scars. 

  • Your body may produce too much collagen, creating a raised bump. The scar itself might be redder, darker, or paler than your actual skin tone. 

Although many of us deal with acne in our teenage years, the scars can last well into adulthood. At Spotless Laser Medical Aesthetics, we offer treatments to eliminate stubborn scars.

Our Services for Acne Scarring

Searching for an effective treatment for acne scarring? Our acne scar treatments include:


IPL Treatments

Intense pulsed light therapy is a laser treatment that treats a variety of skin issues, including hyperpigmentation and scars. 

Our skin rejuvenation treatments are designed to stimulate collagen production and target pigmentation. 

We use lasers that target the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. Using the Dermalase device, we can correct and refine your skin. 

The light stimulates problematic skin cells and creates heated energy. Then, that heated energy penetrates deep into the skin, where it breaks down and promotes collagen regeneration. The result is even, smooth, and refined skin.  

If you’re interested in laser resurfacing treatment, contact our clinic.

Microneedling

As we age, our skin endures all kinds of damage. Sometimes, you may not be entirely happy with how your skin heals from it. This is often the case with acne scars. Even once the blemishes clear up, you’re left with scarring and discolouration. 

Microneedling is safe, effective, and affordable. Don’t let the name scare you: Our patients find microneedling to be a comfortable treatment. Most describe the sensation as a mild sunburn.

Here’s how it works: We use the SkinPen to create micro-injuries in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating it to produce collagen and elastin and remodel the scar tissue. 

Microneedling is an effective way to rejuvenate your skin and eliminate redness. If you’re looking for a minimally-invasive acne scarring treatment, consider microneedling at Spotless Laser Medical Aesthetics.

Dermal filler

If you have deep scarring, dermal filler can smooth out the top layer of your skin. It’s used to treat deep, rolling, or pitted scars. With this treatment, results are nearly immediate. 

Another benefit is that dermal filler stimulates collagen production to aid the healing process. Repeat treatments when needed for optimal results.


Chemical peels

At Spotless Laser Medical Aesthetics, we ZO Peels to treat acne and uneven skin textures. This treatment is most effective for superficial acne scarring. Get smoother skin with this transformative chemical peel, which reverses the signs of scarring.

What are the causes

Cause 1

Redness

Cause 2

Pigmentation (brown spots)

Cause 3

Visible pores

Cause 4

Uneven skin tone

Cause 5

Depressed acne scars

Cause 6

Raised scarring

Acne Scars Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any treatment to remove acne scars?

Yes. At our clinic, we offer a variety of treatments for acne scarring. The right treatment will depend on your skin type, depth of scarring, and the type of acne you have. Popular acne scarring treatments include chemical peels, dermal fillers, and laser therapy.

Can I permanently remove acne scars?

With our highly effective treatments, we target common cosmetic concerns and give you permanent results. You may need to schedule two or more treatments for optimal results.

What procedure is best for treating acne scars?

The best treatments vary from person to person. Skin is unique; while laser resurfacing may be best for one person, microneedling may be optimal for another. 

Sometimes, an acne scar appears sunken, while other times, it’s raised. During your consultation, we’ll assess your skin to determine the right treatment for you.

What are the different types of acne scars?

The main types of acne scars include:

  • Raised acne scarring. If your body produces too much collagen when healing a blemish, it results in raised scar tissue. These include keloids and hypertrophic scars, which are often red in colour, and may expand over time.

  • Hyperpigmentation (macular acne scars). Are you dealing with pigmentation caused by acne? Broken blood vessels cause red or brown spots to appear. This type of acne scarring is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Atrophic acne scarring. If your scars appear indented or deep within the skin, you may be dealing with pitted acne. Common types include boxcar scars (which have a wide, jagged shape), icepick scars (small and deep), and rolling scars (bumpy textured skin).

What can I do to prevent an acne scar from forming?

Follow these general practices, which will help you take better care of your skin:

  • Don’t pick or pop your pimples. Avoid touching your face.

  • Use sunscreen before you go outdoors.

  • Wash your face daily with an acne cleanser.

  • Apply a deep moisturizer to help with the healing process.