Acne Scarring

As if acne isn’t bad enough, it often leaves behind physical and emotional reminders in the form of dark marks and scars.

What is Acne Scarring?

When acne is severe, your skin responds as it would to a wound, by forming new collagen fibers to repair the injury. However, it sometimes produces too little or too much collagen, resulting in scarring. For some, acne scarring can be prevented by avoiding unprotected sun exposure and the picking or squeezing of pimples and blemishes, while for others genetic factors make it an unavoidable reality. Not unlike acne itself, acne scarring can negatively impact self-esteem and confidence.

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Symptoms of Acne Scarring

Acne scars can present in a variety of ways including discolouration, hypertrophic scars (thick, raised scars that stick out above the skin), keloid scars (where an overgrowth of scar tissue occurs), and atrophic scars (pitted depressions in the skin, resembling deep pores).

Although acne scars may not completely disappear, there are safe and effective treatment options available at Skin Science Dermatology to significantly improve their appearance. A thorough consultation with Dr. Geeta Yadav, a highly skilled dermatologist, will determine the acne scar treatment best suited to your unique condition.

Acne Scarring Treatment Options

Suitable for almost every skin type at any time of year, microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin to promote the production of new collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. Learn More

Fraxel® re:store DUAL targets acne scarring using microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep to initiate collagen remodeling and synthesis. Essentially, Fraxel resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out. Learn More

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BroadBand Light uses short blasts of high-intensity light to gently heat the upper layers of your skin, and can help to treat the redness associated with acne scarring. Learn More

Suitable for almost every skin type, chemical peels work by removing the damaged outer layers of the skin to help unearth the fresh and healthy skin lying beneath the surface. Learn More

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