Acne Scar Treatment

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.

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 Scarring

Pico FX

A fractionated laser that creates micro injuries to stimulate collagen to bring back volume loss from acne scarring, aging and texture irregularities. 

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Laser Genesis

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

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Skin and Microneedling

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

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Common Questions

Acne can cause scarring in some people due to a variety of factors. 

Causes: 

  • 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 colour. 

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.

Dependent on the scars there is a range of 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.

This has a lot of varying factors, but scars can be improved immensely. 

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

Dependent on the scars there is a range of 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.

Products are the building blocks to reducing acne scars however due to the depth of scarring treatments are also required. 

Retinol and some AHA acids can help to stimulate the skin's collage, elastin and cell turnover. This can help to minimize the appearance of scars.
Skin Better Science - Alpharet 

Dermaceutic - Mela Cream

Dermaceutic - Turnover 


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

Skin Better Science - Even tone 

Aspect Dr - Complete Pigment Plus

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 scar treatments