Here are acne scar treatments that really work.

Goodbye scarring, hello beautiful skin!

Many people have acne scars that distract them from seeing the beauty of their skin. Noticeable skin depressions, raised scars, or pigmentation may remain on the skin long after active acne fades- leaving many patients wondering what to do!

We know how difficult it can be to address acne scarring. Luckily, there are many treatment options available at our Waterloo clinic when it comes to acne scarring. Most options will not only focus on scarring but will also treat other concerns such as discolouration, leaving your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s time to treat acne scarring for good!

Want to say goodbye to the scars once and for all? Try these!

SkinPen® Microneedling
Microneedling works by triggering the body’s natural healing responses. Tiny controlled “micro-punctures” are created in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production as the skin begins to renew itself. This treatment requires minimal downtime and fits easily into a busy routine. You can effectively treat acne scarring with microneedling, but it also treats wrinkles and uneven skin texture.

Medical-grade Skin Care
Start by treating your skin well, right now! It’s important to feed your skin properly to avoid more scarring in the future. If you’re someone who still struggles with acne, our team can help you choose medical-grade products and create a regimen that gets to the root of your acne, healing the acne you have and avoiding future scarring. (Check out Beauty Nurse® Natalie’s blog on skincare for acne scarring here!). Natalie and Majid can help you decipher between the various products available to determine which ones will work best for your needs. One big step in your skincare decision is to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s gentle on your skin and prioritizes mineral-based ingredients to keep your scars from getting worse. (Read Laura’s blog on why sunscreen is the holy grail of skincare here!).

ZO® Controlled Depth Peel
Chemical peels are non-invasive with minimal downtime but allow for dramatic results that at-home or drugstore treatments can’t replicate. This peel is formulated with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and deeply renews while:

  • Working through layers of dead skin
  • Addressing fine lines, acne, and deep pores
  • Minimizing discolouration
  • Smoothing skin texture

The Controlled Depth Peel can also be added to a surgical procedure, which means during your surgery a member of our nursing team will perform the peel, allowing you to take advantage of your surgical downtime. The Controlled Depth peel is a great option if you’re looking to renew your skin and fade scars.

ProFractional™ Laser
ProFractional is a quick, effective, and comfortable procedure that allows for rapid healing time. The laser’s microbeam allows for precise treatment, so we can treat an exact area without damaging the surrounding skin. This procedure holistically renews the appearance of your skin for a brighter, smoother complexion with less noticeable wrinkles or scars.

Forever Young BBL
This innovative broadband light treatment uses light therapy to target signs of aging or skin damage. If you have scarring but would also like to address fine lines and wrinkles, this may be a great option for you. By sloughing off dull skin to reveal a new complexion beneath, you’ll appear younger, fresher, and more radiant. This treatment works well for shallow acne scars and pigmentation and addresses other surface concerns like sunspots, wrinkles, enlarged pores, rosacea, and uneven skin tone.

Start with a consultation.

Our Beauty Nurse® team understands your skin’s language. Once you know what your skin is trying to tell you, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which treatment option is best for you!

Book a consultation with us today! Let’s find the right solution for your acne scars so you can enjoy your skin again!

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

Dr. Robert Shenker Dr. Stephanie Ma
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic