Acne-Open or Closed Comedones

Acne scars: Did you know that nearly 40% of those with acne have some degree of scarring? Many acne scars result from a loss of collagen in the skin.

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. A secondary anetoderma can sometimes form after acne. This refers to a depression in the skin due to the elastic tissue within the dermis that is lost. Less commonly, acne scarring can result in a keloid or hypertrophic scar. A hypertrophic scar is the same size as the acne lesion that caused it, while a keloid scar is an excessive scar formation often.

What are the clinical features of acne scarring?

The majority of acne scars are atrophic. Atrophic scars can be classified by three main types: icepick scars, rolling scars, and box-car scars.

  • 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.
  • Perifollicular elastolysis: 2-4 mm hypo pigmented atrophic scars centred around hair follicles; most common on the back and chest.

Clinical Peel

Our range of Clinical Peels target inflammation, acne, reduce oil production, killing bacteria, clear your pores. Using a chemical solution that prompts the skin’s outermost layer to shed, the peel unclogs pores and triggers a repair response in the layers below. An effective, non-invasive treatment that can help you on your way to smoother, brighter and clearer skin!

Laser for Acne

Treatment with the Medical Grade Candela Gentle YAG delivering optimal benefits: reducing facial redness, acne inflammation and post inflammatory erythema from acne. Best for rosacea acne, inflamed acne with minimal downtime.

Pico Laser for Acne

Advanced Picosecond Laser with combination of Zoom and Dye handpiece targets inflammation, active acne, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, post inflammatory erythema and more. The treatment also includes LED light therapy for promoting skin cell functions and healing process, reduce redness and inflammation.

Pico Laser MLA For Scarring

Intensive treatment that revitalizes ageing skin, stimulates collagen production, improves skin elasticity, and softens fine lines and wrinkles. Picosecond laser, with its powerful HEXA MLA technology, is at the forefront of skin rejuvenation treatments. It effectively treats conditions such as enlarged pores, unwanted pigmentation, scars and blemishes that age your appearance.

Skin Needling For Acne Scarring

This advanced skin-perfecting Collagen induction therapy uses a unique micro-needling process to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. Treating enlarged pores, acne scarring and all types of scarring except keloid scarring

Pico PRISM Acne Scarring

Picosecond laser, with its powerful HEXA MLA technology, is at the forefront of skin rejuvenation treatments. Combines different handpieces to 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.


What causes Acne?

  • Excess or high production of oil in the pore.
  • Buildup of dead skin cells in the pore.
  • Growth of bacteria in the pore.
  • An increase in androgens, which are male sex hormones, may lead to acne. These increase in both boys and girls normally during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy can also cause acne.
  • Family history.Researchers believe that you may be more likely to get acne if your parents had acne.
  • Certain medications, such as medications that contain hormones, corticosteroids, and lithium, can cause acne.
  • People of all ages can get acne, but it is more common in teens.

Squeezing or picking at blemishes

  • A build-up of dead skin cells
  • A thicker and stickier oil is produced in the skin (due to hormones)
  • Blockage in the pore occurs (due to the thicker oil and dead skin cells)
  • Poor diet
  • Certain medications
  • Heavily pigmented make up.



Prevention: To get the best results from your acne treatment, board-certified dermatologists recommend these tips.

  • Keep your skin clean. Gently wash your face up to twice daily and after sweating. Choose a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser.
  • Choose the right skin care. Use gentle skin care products and ones that say “alcohol-free” on the label. Avoid products that can irritate your skin, including astringents, toners, and exfoliants. These products can dry your skin and make acne appear worse.
  • Shampoo regularly. The oil from your hair can cause acne on your forehead. If you have oily hair, shampoo more often than you do now and keep your hair away from your face.
  • Stick to your treatment. Trying new acne treatments too often can irritate your skin and cause breakouts. Give your treatment time to work. It may take several weeks to few months before you see a difference.
  • Keep your hands off. Touching your face throughout the day can cause acne to flare. While it can be tempting to pick, pop, or squeeze your acne, doing so will make the acne take longer to clear and increase your risk for scarring and dark spots called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Stay out of the sun and tanning beds. Along with increasing your risk for skin cancer, tanning damages your skin and can worsen acne. Some acne medications can also make your skin very sensitive to damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds.