Acne Scar Treatments Sydney NSW

Acne scarring can leave your skin in poor condition and affect self-esteem and confidence.

Acne is one of the most widespread skin conditions in the world. The issue is often caused by excess oil production in the skin and causes inflamed, red blemishes. Acne is different from patient to patient, but scarring is almost always inevitable. Luckily, out Sydney skin clinic offers a range of options to reduce acne scarring.

Are all acne scars the same?

No, there are several different types of acne scars. Some scarring may be discolouration such as prolonged redness or pigmentation where acne infection was present. Older scars can be different too, ranging from “open pores” to punched out crater-like scars to gentle skin depressions (atrophic scars) and severe forms called “ice pick” scars. Keloid and hypertrophic acne scars can also occur.

Scars occur as a result of infection of deeper sebaceous glands. Depending on the severity of infection and depth of infection, different types of scars will form.

Many patients will have more than one type of scarring from acne.

What does treating acne scars involve?

There is no one treatment for acne scars because there are different types of acne scars and each type will usually need specific treatment to get the best results.

There are a few different non-surgical treatments available for acne scarring at Áda Aesthetic Medicine.

Treatments available for superficial acne scarring and skin discolouration include:

Treatments available for deeper and older acne scars include:

How will you know what treatment you should have?

As you can see from the list of available treatments there are a number of options. Our experienced doctors will choose the correct treatment for your acne scars after examining your skin. The recommended range of treatments vary from laser and other energy based devices such as RF, to skin peels and dermal fillers.

Is laser resurfacing the best procedure for acne scars?

Laser resurfacing with a carbon dioxide laser can help certain types of acne scars. It may not necessarily be best for all acne scars, but it can help improve “open pores”, crater-like scars and uneven pigmentation.

Can I combine treatments for my acne scars?

Yes, often the best results will come by treating different types of scars with different treatments. For example, laser resurfacing followed by dermal fillers for atrophic skin depressions.

Is olive skin or darker skin suitable for laser treatment?

There are increased risks using laser on darker skin so more care needs to be taken before deciding if those risks are worth taking. Our doctors will outline the risks to help you decide on your treatment.

What sort of improvement can I expect after treatment?

The degree of improvement after a non-surgical treatment will of course vary for each person. There are no outcome guarantees in medicine. Some patients will see significant improvement while other patients may see very little change.

For example, studies have shown that laser resurfacing can realistically achieve around 50% improvement in the appearance of acne scars.

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The friendly team at āda aesthetic medicine looks forward to meeting you. Contact us today at one of our clinics or enquire online.

Glebe Practice

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm
    Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Glebe practice is easily accessible by train and bus. There is metered street parking available.

Wollongong Consult Room

  • Phone 1300 651 149
  • Address 332 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Consultations and select range of treatments in Wollongong.