Acne Scar Removal

Acne Scar Removal

Laser Acne Scar Removal – Delivering Reliable Results in Melbourne

We all want to look and feel our best, both inside and out, each and every day. But for those who have suffered acne throughout their life and still show the physical scars, that can be easier said than done. While it’s most prominent in adolescence, acne scarring can actually affect skin at any age and can affect not just a person’s physical appearance but also their self-confidence.

However, it is possible to reduce and even eliminate the appearance of scarring from your face. We offer a number of acne scar treatments to patients in Melbourne, both in the CBD and beyond. Our range of procedures is proven to effectively treat and reduce all grades of scarring and provide long lasting and targeted results, helping you to restore your appearance and improve your confidence. All of our acne scar removal procedures are performed by experienced, medically trained clinicians and registered nurses, ensuring your complete peace of mind.

What Are Acne Scars And How Do They Form?

Acne scarring typically occurs when a person who suffers from severe symptoms leaves them untreated for a prolonged period of time. Scars can also form if the person constantly picks at or squeezes their acne.

Scarring results from the depth of injury. When inflammation, infection or trauma affects the deeper layers of the skin, scar tissue formation occurs and a procedure such as laser scar removal treatment becomes the best option moving forward.

Scarring comes in many different shapes, sizes and even colours. There are five different types of acne scars:

  • Rolling: Indented, superficial, wave-like scars
  • Keloid: Raised scars that extend beyond the original wound
  • Boxcar: Deeply indented, round pitted scars
  • Ice-pick: Deeply indented, narrow pitted scars
  • Pigmentation: Discoloration of a scar is referred to as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation but is not a true scar

It should be noted that not all scarring is the same and are awarded different levels of severity. Scarring may be graded as:

  • Grade 1: Slightly visible inconsistencies in the complexion.
  • Grade 2: Visible mild rolling scars.
  • Grade 3: Visible moderate rolling, boxcar and hypertrophic scars.
  • Grade 4: Visible severe icepick or keloid scarring.

A qualified medical professional at our clinics will be able to diagnose the type and grade of your scarring before prescribing the best treatment option.

Acne Scar Treatment Options

If you’re seeking the best treatment for acne scars there are numerous options available, but the level of success can vary from person to person. It is important to remember that receiving poor treatment can lead to further complications, so always consult with experienced, reliable professionals like the Australian Laser & Skin Clinics team in Melbourne. In addition to laser scar treatment, options for reducing the effects include:

Skin Needling

Skin Needling is a highly recommended as the best treatment for acne scar removal. Australian Laser & Skin Clinics in Melbourne offers a variety of options that are specifically designed to target particular subgroups and depths of scarring. It produces micro channels that rejuvenate the skin and can break up existing scar tissue of any grade. These channels encourage the generation and distribution of new collagen that will progressively build healthy, thicker and firmer skin around the affected areas. This significantly reduces the depth and appearance of scarring and provides a far smoother and even skin surface.

Side effects of the needling process are typically minimal and can include swelling, peeling and mild bruising. The risk of post-procedure infection is highly unlikely as the micro channels will typically close within minutes.


This scar removal treatment is perfect for mild scarring, but is also suitable for all grades. Microdermabrasion is an effective method for helping reduce the appearance of dark brown and red marks left by acne, and can also be used to enhance the effectiveness of Skin Needling. Microdermabrasion also assists in the removal of dirt and debris that causes congestion, which can lead to scarring.

The non-invasive procedure is highly popular. When you weigh up the quality of the results against the severity of the side effects, which are generally inconsequential, the quality of the results far outweighs them. Said side effects of microdermabrasion can include minor skin flaking and mild to moderate redness. Some people might experience breakouts but that’s not typical.

Chemical Peels

We offer varying degrees of Chemical Peels, from superficial to medium depth. Chemical Peels can assist in managing mild to medium scarring, with a series of sessions required to achieve optimum results. The appropriate chemical peel can soften and smooth scarring whilst stimulating cellular renewal for a refreshed and re-texturised complexion.

Side effects will generally include some soreness and redness, the severity of which will depend on the degree of chemical peel you opt for.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) promotes rapid skin repair and renewal without the patient experiencing any heat or discomfort, making it a highly effective option for laser acne scar removal. LLLT emits a gentle beam to acne scar affected areas and works within the skin to naturally stimulate a healing response, promoting cellular renewal and collagen production. It effectively repairs uneven texture, indentations and raised tissues. LLLT provides a suitable option for acne scar removal, as it targets old scar tissue and all grades of damage.

As with just about any procedure, patients who undergo laser scar removal might experience some side effects after their treatment. These can include some mild swelling and temporary redness in the treated areas, though these will generally last only a few days. Some patients might experience some prolonged itchiness and blistering in the affected areas and possibly some mild bruising as well.

Skin Care

Even the best treatment requires appropriate skin care after the laser treatment for acne to lower the risk of complications and make sure the procedure works at its best, so ensure that you follow these tips.

  • Daily use of a sunscreen is essential after photo rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, chemical peels or Skin Needling and, when used regularly, can prevent pigmentation and other skin defects caused by scarring.
  • Mineral make up provides an oil-free and mineral based foundation that effectively conceals, protects and nurtures scarred areas without caking the skin. Mineral Make up may be used after the following laser acne treatment: Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peel and Skin Needling.

Contact us for More Information

Find your nearest Melbourne clinic on our contact us page – with clinics in most suburbs, including Ringwood, Reservoir and South Yarra (as well as many more), you’ll find the location to suit you.

For further information on how you can rebuild your confidence through scar laser treatment or any of our acne scar removal procedures, give Australian Laser & Skin Clinics a call today.

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