Acne Scarring

Causes + Solutions

Shop Acne Scarring ProductsBefore & After

Get in touch


Acne Scarring

Causes + Solutions

Get in touch


Signs and Symptoms

Living with acne can have a considerably negative affect on a person’s self-confidence. Most commonly visible on the face, acne can lead to shyness and social awkwardness which many people can struggle to overcome. But with our acne treatment, available at all Victorian Laser & Skin Clinics, you can significantly reduce the visible signs of acne scarring and claim your life back. The Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is a trusted destination for acne scar removal in Melbourne, with proven expertise in delivering results for our patients. We offer our acne scarring treatment across Melbourne at our clinics in Mt Waverley, Hawthorn, Viewbank and the CBD.

One of the major side effects of acne is scarring; almost every case of this condition leads to temporary or permanent scarring. These scars are characterised by redness, uneven texture, changes in colour, and deep pits in the skin.

They are often hard (or impossible) to conceal with makeup and can result in years of psychological damage, making acne scarring treatment an increasingly popular option for those seeking acne scar removal

Why Do I Have It?

Acne is an imbalance in the skin that causes pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and papules. Many people that have acne often pick and squeeze their pimples in an effort to eliminate excess pus, sebum, dirt and oil. Unfortunately, this is often ineffective (as the acne tends to come back) and can result in scarring. Even without any interference, acne can leave scars due to irreparable damage to the skin.

Scars are composed of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin in the event of abrasion, injury etc. They appear and feel different to normal skin due to the way that they are formed. Unlike regular skin, scars feature collagen that cross-links to form one-directional alignment. Not only do they affect the appearance and feel of the skin, but they prevent hair and sweat gland regrowth. They are also more susceptible to UV damage.

Acne scars can be removed safely and effectively thanks to a range of available treatment options. Removal is possible for various scar types and areas of the body, including back acne scar treatment.

Types of Acne Scars

A common misconception regarding acne scarring is that what works for one scar will work for another. This isn’t always the case, as there are various types of acne scars that can each require different treatments.

Types of acne scars include:

  • Ice-pick scars – Ice-pick scars cause deep holes that give skin the appearance of having been punctured by a sharp object. They often start as a comedone and typically measure 2mm or less. 
  • Rolling scars – Rolling acne scars cause depressions in the skin that have a rolling, wave-like appearance. Treatment options include microdermabrasion, skin needling and laser skin treatment.
  • Boxcar scars – Wider than ice-pick scars, acne boxcar scars cause round or oval depressions in the skin that resemble the scarring caused by chicken pox. Recommended treatments for boxcar scarring include microdermabrasion, excision and laser treatment.
  • Atrophic scars – Atrophic scars have a sunken and pitted appearance, plus they can lead to the development of hyperpigmentation.

Signs and Symptoms

Living with acne can have a considerably negative affect on a person’s self-confidence. Most commonly visible on the face, acne can lead to shyness and social awkwardness which many people can struggle to overcome. But with our acne treatment, available at all Victorian Laser & Skin Clinics, you can significantly reduce the visible signs of acne scarring and claim your life back. The Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is a trusted destination for acne scar removal in Melbourne, with proven expertise in delivering results for our patients. We offer our acne scarring treatment across Melbourne at our clinics in Mt Waverley, Hawthorn, Viewbank and the CBD.

One of the major side effects of acne is scarring; almost every case of this condition leads to temporary or permanent scarring. These scars are characterised by redness, uneven texture, changes in colour, and deep pits in the skin.

They are often hard (or impossible) to conceal with makeup and can result in years of psychological damage, making acne scarring treatment an increasingly popular option for those seeking acne scar removal

Causes

Acne is an imbalance in the skin that causes pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and papules. Many people that have acne often pick and squeeze their pimples in an effort to eliminate excess pus, sebum, dirt and oil. Unfortunately, this is often ineffective (as the acne tends to come back) and can result in scarring. Even without any interference, acne can leave scars due to irreparable damage to the skin.

Scars are composed of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin in the event of abrasion, injury etc. They appear and feel different to normal skin due to the way that they are formed. Unlike regular skin, scars feature collagen that cross-links to form one-directional alignment. Not only do they affect the appearance and feel of the skin, but they prevent hair and sweat gland regrowth. They are also more susceptible to UV damage.

Acne scars can be removed safely and effectively thanks to a range of available treatment options. Removal is possible for various scar types and areas of the body, including back acne scar treatment.

Types of Acne Scars

A common misconception regarding acne scarring is that what works for one scar will work for another. This isn’t always the case, as there are various types of acne scars that can each require different treatments.

Types of acne scars include:

  • Ice-pick scars – Ice-pick scars cause deep holes that give skin the appearance of having been punctured by a sharp object. They often start as a comedone and typically measure 2mm or less. 
  • Rolling scars – Rolling acne scars cause depressions in the skin that have a rolling, wave-like appearance. Treatment options include microdermabrasion, skin needling and laser skin treatment.
  • Boxcar scars – Wider than ice-pick scars, acne boxcar scars cause round or oval depressions in the skin that resemble the scarring caused by chicken pox. Recommended treatments for boxcar scarring include microdermabrasion, excision and laser treatment.
  • Atrophic scars – Atrophic scars have a sunken and pitted appearance, plus they can lead to the development of hyperpigmentation.

Treatment Solutions

Skin Needling

Mirco-needling (alternatively known as skin needling or a mesotherapy treatment) is a form of collagen induction therapy. An electronic skin needling device is used to create miniscule puncture channels.

LED Light Therapy

Applying LED light to the skin along with other treatments like microdermabrasion, photo rejuvenation, and chemical peels, among many others, can help to accelerate and enhance the skin’s healing process.

Skin Treatment Gallery

Check out our before & after photos
View Gallery

Why choose us?

Results focused
Price match guarantee
Highly experienced therapists

What our customer's say...