Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne can lead to visible scarring when the skin cannot properly repair itself after acne lesions heal. Inflammation from acne can damage skin tissue, resulting in various types of scars.


Types of Acne Scars

  • Atrophic Scars: Depressions or indentations in the skin, such as ice pick, boxcar, and rolling scars.

  • Hypertrophic Scars: Raised scars formed by excess collagen production during the healing process.

  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Dark spots that remain after an acne lesion has healed.


Our Approach to Acne Scar Treatment

At DermAesthetics, we offer comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each individual's unique skin condition. Our experienced medical team conducts thorough clinical assessments to determine the most suitable treatment options based on:

  • The type and severity of scarring

  • The patient's skin type

  • Social downtime concerns


Treatment Options

We provide a wide range of treatments to address various types of acne scars:

  • CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing: Uses a high-energy laser to remove damaged skin layers and stimulate collagen production.

  • Erbium YAG Laser Skin Resurfacing: A method for deeper skin resurfacing which may involve less downtime compared to other methods.

  • Medical Skin Needling: Creates controlled micro-injuries to promote collagen and elastin production.

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: Utilises the patient's own blood plasma, rich in growth factors, to enhance skin healing and regeneration.

  • Subcision: A surgical procedure to release fibrotic strands pulling down the scar.

  • Excision: Surgical removal of individual scars.

  • Micro/Nano Fat Grafting: Transfers fat from another part of the body to fill in depressed scars.

  • TCA Cross: A chemical reconstruction of skin scars using trichloroacetic acid to treat ice pick scars.


What to Expect

Consultation and Treatment Planning: During your initial consultation, our clinicians will discuss your skin concerns and treatment goals. We will develop a personalised treatment plan, ensuring you understand the process, expected outcomes, and any potential risks.

Multiple Sessions: Severe acne scars often require multiple treatment sessions. Our team will work closely with you to aim for the best possible results over time.

Downtime and Recovery: Recovery times can vary depending on the treatment. Some procedures may involve minimal downtime, while others might require a more extended recovery period. We provide detailed post-treatment care instructions to support your healing process.

Risks and Considerations

All cosmetic procedures carry potential risks. Our experienced practitioners will discuss these risks in detail during your consultation, including:

  • Infection

  • Bruising and swelling

  • Changes in skin pigmentation

  • Scarring

  • Allergic reactions to treatment materials

Potential risks will also vary based on the procedure used for treating the acne scarring. You can find more information on potential risks associated with surgical procedures here.

It is essential to have realistic expectations and understand that results can vary from person to person.

Book a Consultation

To learn more about our acne scar treatments and to schedule a consultation, please contact us at:

Phone: (08) 9380 6438  


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Dr Ehsan Jadoon. AHPRA Registration: MED0001586460, Medical Practitioner. MBBS, FACAM, FCPCA.


All cosmetic procedures carry risks. Before considering any treatment, please seek independent opinions from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of DermAesthetics and are of actual DermAesthetics patients. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Images are for reference purposes only. Individual results may vary.