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Acne Scarring Treatments

Hair & Skin Science is Australia’s leading skin clinic for transformative acne scarring treatments. We understand that acne scars—be they box car, ice pick, or rolling atrophic scars—can have a profound impact on your self-esteem and overall well-being. That’s why we offer cutting-edge solutions tailored to your unique skin type and concerns.

If you have a lighter skin tone, our CO2 fractional laser treatment is the gold standard for effectively treating both deep and shallow acne scars. For those with darker skin tones, we highly recommend our PRP skin treatment to achieve remarkable results.

Don’t let acne scars define you; read on to discover how our specialized treatments can help you regain your confidence and reveal smoother, clearer skin.

Treatments that can help

How many: 3 - 5
Procedure time: 30 mins - 1 hour

How many: 3 - 5
Procedure time: 30 - 45 mins

Disclaimer: We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information presented on this website should be used as a guide only.

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An important health & safety message

We strongly recommend patients check if their PRP provider performing the PRP hair or skin treatment is performed at a minimum by a registered nurse. Registered nurses are trained in patient safety and hygiene protocols.

We also recommend patients confirm if an Australian medical doctor has contributed to the treatment protocols.

What Causes Acne Scarring?

Active pimples are frustrating, but the scars that they leave behind can be even more maddening. If you manage to get your acne under control, you may wish that you could eliminate the scars and dark spots that the lesions leave behind.

Have you ever had an acne scar that goes away after a while? That’s generally not acne scarring, but usually It’s post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

When your skin becomes wounded or inflamed, it can produce extra melanin as it heals. Melanin can make your skin darker at the site of the acne spot. Even after the lesion has healed, the dark spot may remain. It might be dark pink, purplish or brown, depending on your skin tone.

These hyperpigmentation marks usually go away on their own. However, they may not disappear completely for up to six months.

Acne scarring is more severe. True scars can develop when dermis, the thick layer of skin below the epidermis, is damaged. To heal the wound, the body may create more collagen, which is a protein that grows naturally in the body. The collagen fibers have a different texture than the rest of your skin, and they may form a scar.

Types of Acne Scarring

There are a few types of acne scars:

  • Box car scars – Shallow to moderately deep depressions with clear edges
  • Ice pick scars – Tiny, deep holes that are usually caused by cystic acne
  • Rolling atrophic scars –Shallow indentations that form a wavy pattern across the skin
  • Mixed scars – A combination of the types above
  • Keloids – Raised, bumpy scars

The appearance of the scars varies depending on the location and type of acne. The various types can also be treated differently.

Acne Scarring Treatment Options

With acne scar treatments, such as ice pick scars, the objective is to restore scars in the dermis. The appropriate solution for you depends on the different types of acne scars you have, your skin tone, and the degree of scar tissue damage.

Acne scar treatment options include laser treatment and skin resurfacing. At Hair and Skin Science, we can safely treat acne on all skin types, regardless of skin texture. Our therapy solutions offer a non-invasive alternative to a subcision, and they aim to improve your appearance and self-esteem.

Unlock the healing power of your own blood with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), one of the most advanced and effective treatments for acne scarring available at Hair & Skin Science in Australia. Not only is PRP an outstanding solution for reducing the appearance of scars, but it’s also effective in treating active acne outbreaks.

The treatment involves drawing a small sample of your blood, which is then processed in a specialised centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. These platelets are rich in growth factors that play a crucial role in cellular regeneration and tissue repair. When injected back into the affected areas of your skin, these growth factors stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, restoring the skin’s natural texture and elasticity. Enhanced blood flow further rejuvenates the skin’s dermis, leading to a visible reduction in acne scarring and a revitalised complexion.

Choose PRP skin treatment for a holistic approach to acne management and embrace the flawless skin you deserve.

Transform your skin with the power of CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment, one of the most effective and trusted laser resurfacing techniques available at Hair & Skin Science in Australia. Especially recommended for individuals with lighter skin tones and irregular skin texture, this state-of-the-art therapy offers a dual approach to treating acne scarring.

The CO2 fractional laser not only minimises the appearance of both deep and shallow scars but also promotes skin thickening and tightening for an overall youthful look. Utilising a highly precise laser beam, this treatment targets the scarred areas to stimulate collagen production, which in turn helps to restore your skin’s natural elasticity and smoothness.

Experience the revolutionary benefits of CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment and say goodbye to acne scars, all while enjoying a firmer, more even complexion.

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Our registered nurses perform over 100,000 treatments every year. Visit one of our clinics Australia wide. Conveniently located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Canberra & Adelaide.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Yes; you can use different types of cosmetic procedures which may reduce the appearance of acne scars and smooth out your skin. Laser treatments can be considered the gold standard for treating acne scars. Platelet-rich plasma skin rejuvenation involves injecting you combined with micro-needling the entire face with samples of your own plasma which can promote healing. Other options include chemical peels, microdermabrasion and micro-needling. These treatments can also diminish hyperpigmentation, although topical products that promote cell turnover can help too.
Schedule a free consultation to determine the best course of treatment for your skin. A trained and experienced registered nurse can recommend the ideal procedure for you.
Most people should usually focus on clearing up their acne before treating the scars. When you have active eruptions, your skin can be inflamed, and the procedure may not work effectively.
Acne isn’t limited to the face. It can appear on the chest, back, arms and bottom. Cosmetic treatments can improve acne scars on any part of the body.

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