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Concerned about Acne Scarring?

Our modern acne scarring treatments are designed not only to diminish the visibility of scars but also to restore the natural smoothness and elasticity of your skin.

Transform Your Skin with Advanced Acne Scar Treatments at Skin Medical

At Skin Medical, led by Dr. Sabika Karim, we recognise that acne scars can linger long after the acne itself has resolved, manifesting in various forms such as pockmarks, hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin texture.

These scars can profoundly affect your self-esteem and confidence. That’s why we have committed significant resources to researching and developing state-of-the-art treatments aimed at reducing their appearance.

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Understanding Your Acne Scarring

Acne scars develop due to inflammation within the dermis caused by acne. There are several distinct types of acne scars:

  • Ice Pick Scars: Characterised by narrow, V-shaped pits in the skin.
  • Boxcar Scars: Depressed areas with sharp edges, similar to the scars left by chickenpox.
  • Rolling Scars: Broad depressions with sloping edges, giving the skin a wavy appearance.
  • Hypertrophic Scars: Raised, firm scars that occur when the body produces excess collagen during the healing process.
  • Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Dark spots resulting from increased melanin production in response to inflammation.

Each type of acne scar requires a specific approach for effective treatment. 

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What Causes Acne Scars?

Acne scars result from the body’s inflammatory response to a P. acnes bacterial infection. When the body battles this infection, inflammation causes the pores to swell, pushing bacteria-infected material beneath the skin and into the surrounding tissue.

As the body heals these wounds, it produces collagen to repair the skin damage. However, this collagen distribution is often uneven, leading to a lumpy or undulating skin texture. This inconsistent collagen can result in the various types of acne scars that many individuals seek to treat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All of the questions you need to ask about Acne Scarring

What parts of the face can I treat?

Dermal fillers can be used to treat different areas of the face, including the lips, chin, jaw, cheeks, forehead and nose, and are ideal for dealing with specific issues such as loss of volume, deep lines, tear troughs, and jowls.


Can tropical treatments treat Acne Scarring?

Over-the-counter and prescription topical treatments containing ingredients such as retinoids, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) can help improve the appearance of acne scars by promoting cell regeneration and collagen production. These are particularly effective for milder scars.

Are Chemical Peels effective at treating Acne Scarring

Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin’s outer layer, exfoliating it to promote cell turnover and collagen production. Superficial peels are suitable for mild scarring, while deeper peels may be necessary for more pronounced scars.

Is Microneedling an effective Acne Scarring treatment?

This treatment uses a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating the skin’s natural healing response and triggering the production of collagen and elastin which can be effective at treating certain acne scarring. 

It is also possible to combine Microneedling with Radio-frequency (RF) energy, this treatment delivers controlled heat deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production and remodelling scar tissue. It is effective for all types of acne scars.

Which laser treatments are effective at treating Acne scarring?

Laser treatments, such as fractional laser therapy and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, target specific layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of acne scars. These treatments require minimal downtime and generate minimal discomfort. 

Can Dermal Fillers be used to treat Acne Scarring?

Injectable dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen-based fillers, can temporarily fill the space left by depressed acne scars, providing immediate improvement in the skin’s texture and appearance.

While dermal fillers offer quick and consistent results, they require regular maintenance injections to sustain the effects.

Are these treatments suitable for all skin types?

Most of our treatments are suitable for a variety of skin types, though some adjustments may be necessary based on individual characteristics. Dr. Sabika Karim will tailor each treatment to ensure it meets your specific skin needs.

How many sessions are needed to see noticeable results?

The number of sessions required varies according to the severity of the scarring and the chosen treatment path. Generally, patients need multiple sessions spaced over several weeks to achieve noticeable results.

How do I prevent scarring with acne? and does it fade?

Treatment options for acne scarring at Skin Medical include topical treatments, chemical peels, Microneedling, laser therapy, dermal fillers, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and fractional Radio-Frequency. The choice of treatment depends on the type and severity of scarring, as well as your individual skin characteristics.

With appropriate treatment, acne scars can fade over time. However, the degree of improvement varies depending on factors such as the type and severity of scarring, the chosen treatment modality, and your individual skin response.

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