Scarring-Atrophic Scars

Atrophic Scars:  are scars that heal below the normal layer of skin tissue and appear indented, depressed or sunken in the skin. These scars are caused by the destruction of collagen during an inflammatory condition such as acne. Atrophic scars can be further broken down into the following three types:

  • Ice-pick scars: The most common type of atrophic acne scars (60–70%). These are narrow, deeper than they are wide, and V-shaped with a sharp edge extending downwards into the deep dermis or subcutaneous tissue.
  • Boxcar scars: The next most common type of atrophic scars; wider in size, round or oval shaped depressions with distinct edges.
  • Rolling scars: Wide with a sloping edge that can be smoothed out if stretched.

How do you prevent acne scarring? More inflamed acne lesions are more likely to scar. Timely appropriate treatment for acne during the active phase can reduce the incidence and severity of acne scarring and its associated psychosocial impacts.

What causes acne scarring? The formation of scars is a normal reaction of the skin in response to inflammation or injury. Further injury such as ‘picking’ at active acne lesions can also increase the likelihood of developing acne scars. The majority of acne scars result from an overall inflammatory response causing net destruction of collagen fibres in the dermis in an atrophic scar. Underlying fibrosis can also occur. The consequence of a net gain of aberrant production of collagen in turn causes hypertrophic or keloid-type acne scars.

Other associated skin changes: Post inflammatory skin colour changes, a common side effect of acne lesions, may arise prior to or in conjunction with acne scar formation. These can include erythema, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation. Colour changes associated with acne often improve with time, however this may take months or longer.

  • Post inflammatory erythema (more common in lighter skin) is thought to relate to microvascular changes and epidermal thinning of the skin during wound healing.
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation(more common in darker skin types) occurs due to the deposition of melanin within the keratinocytes of skin that had recent inflammatory damage.

Pico+MLA+LED form Scar Renew

Intensive treatment that revitalizes skin, stimulates collagen production targeted scar reduction and removal. Picosecond laser, with its powerful HEXA MLA technology, is at the forefront of skin rejuvenation treatments. It effectively treats conditions such as enlarged pores, stubborn acne scars.

Pico PRISM+Led for Scarring

Combines multi-wavelength targets skin remodeling and scar repairing and treat severe skin concerns with precision and gives you a quicker outcome in one session. Effective treatment for acne scars, chicken pox scars, enlarged pores and stimulates collagen production which helps to improve skin texture.

Skin Needling

This advanced skin-perfecting Collagen induction therapy uses a unique micro-needling process to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. Treating enlarged pores, congestion, skin texture, pigmentation and acne scarring. The process also increases the absorption of active ingredients.

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Within 10 days before treatment, avoid sun exposure whenever possible and use sunscreen daily. This will help reduce the risk of discoloration.
  • Avoid Waxing: Refrain from facial waxing, electrolysis or other depilatories in the week leading up to your treatment.
  • Avoid Excess Exfoliation: Stop the use of prescription acne medications, retinol products such as Retin-A, and strong AHA or BHA products at least 3 days prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid going to the gym or excessively sweating in the 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Fitzpatrick IV+ skin types must be prepped on a tyrosinase inhibitor and SPF for a minimum of 2-4 weeks prior to minimise post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We recommend using Skintitut Even Blend Serum, Retinol or ASAP C serum, A serum, Radiance Serum.
  • Apply Numbing cream 1 hour prior to the treatment.

Pico + MLA or Pico PRISM-During treatment: Treatments will involve some mild discomfort. The sensation is rather like the strap of a rubber band on the skin during the treatment. The operator will move the handpiece carefully over the treatment area. You can expect this to be repeated in a number of passes.

Immediately after treatment: Expect the slight redness, swelling and there may be some pin-point bleeding spots over the treated area, especially wrinkles and scarred areas.

During recovery: During the healing process, clients may experience some inflammation or skin irritations like mild redness, itching and rashes. This will take about 5 to 8 days to recover. We recommend intake Antihistamine and continue to apply Laser Aid.

Skin Needling:  A small percent of clients find it uncomfortable. Numbing cream is applied on the skins surface in order to make the experience a lot more comfortable and pleasant as possible. It can be described as a fast, light vibration with slight flicks to the skin as the pen moves over the face.


  • No makeup for 48 hours.
  • No exfoliation for at least 7 days.
  • Avoid heat, sun exposure, steaming, sauna, excessive heat for about 7 days.
  • Apply Laser Aid and broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 50+ every day. If your skin feels dry and thigh apply Repair Balm after 48 hours.
  • Avoid picking, peeling, and touching the skin after the treatment. As this can cause scarring and damage to the skin
  • Client can take Antihistamine medication if rashes occur


  • Gentle Cleanser
  • Rejuvenate 15 serum
  • Repair balm ( after 48 hours)