Acne Scar Treatment Melbourne

Acne scars are a testament to the persistent battles many face with acne, often leaving behind textured reminders on the skin even after the active acne subsides. These scars can range from shallow depressions to deep pits, affecting one's self-confidence. 

At Clinica Lase, we offer a variety of state-of-the-art acne scar treatments and can put together a customised plan to help you reach your skin goals. From laser resurfacing to chemical peels, we offer solutions designed to smooth the skin's surface and promote a clearer, more even-toned appearance.

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Acne Scar Treatments at Clinica Lase

Whether you're grappling with minor blemishes or more pronounced acne scarring, our dedicated team is here to guide you toward a solution that suits your needs. With advanced treatments tailored for acne scars, our clinics in Melbourne and Ballarat are dedicated to restoring your skin's natural beauty.

Recommended Treatments for Acne Scar Removal

Laser Genesis

Laser genesis, the rejuvenating laser treatment with no downtime that treats diffused redness, aging, acne and scarring.

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Excel V

Excel V is an innovative laser treatment developed by Cutera that is used to treat skin concerns including rosacea, facial veins,skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia, age/brown spots and acne scars.

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Skin and Microneedling

Skin pen is a professional micro-needling device that is suitable for every skin type, proven to minimise pore size, improve skin texture, acne scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines.

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Common Questions about Acne Scar Removal

Acne can cause scarring in some people due to a variety of factors, including: 

  • Inflammation for an extended period of time 
  • Picking
  • Squeezing 
  • Popping
  • Drying the skin out too much 
  • Not treating acne when it begins
  • Genetics

Acne scarring can be pink/red (post inflammatory erythema) and some will be brown (Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) in colour or they may have no color. 

There are different types of acne scarring based on the scars shape. 

  • Icepick - narrow, deep scars. 
  • Rolling - wide, with a sloping edge. Similar to an upside down hill. 
  • Boxcar - wide, round and have distinct edges. 
  • Keloid - this will grow taller and larger than the lesion was.
  • Hypertrophic - unraised and the same shape as the lesion was.

Generally the colour of scarring (Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and/or Post inflammatory erythema) will fade over time, this can take several months to a year, however it will differ between each person. 

The depth of scars will not change on their own.

Depending on the nature of the acne scars, we have a range of acne scar treatments that can be performed. 

To remove the colour of the scar we can use: 

To reduce the indentation of the scars we can perform: 

As our clinicians are highly trained we will often do a combination of these treatments to get the best outcomes.

It depends. There are a lot of of varying factors here, but with the right treatments, acne scars can be improved immensely. 

Keloid scars from acne will need to be assessed by a dermatologist prior to treatment as treatment can stimulate these scars.

Again, this is highly dependent on the type of acne scarring and the colour of the scars.

To remove the colour of the scar we can use: 

To reduce the indentation of the scars we can perform: 

Because the treatments needed will vary, we will always require a skin consultation before making a recommendation. Our clinicians are highly trained and may recommend a combination of these treatments to get the best outcomes to reduce your acne scars.

Because acne scarring has some depth to it, some in-clinic treatments are usually recommended, though there are also skincare products that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Retinol and some AHA acids can help to stimulate the skin's collagen, elastin and cell turnover. This can help to minimise the appearance of scars.

These ingredients can be found in products such as:

Pigment inhibiting ingredients, such as alpha-arbutin and tranexamic acid.  can help to reduce the colour in acne scars. 

Vitamin C can help to reduce the colour of acne scars, however it will not change the texture of these scars.

Both our Carlton and Ballarat clinics perform acne scar treatments. Contact us today for more information.