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Acne Scar Treatment in Toronto

Acne Scar Treatment Before & After Photos

Starts from $1,999 for a 3 treatment package
Procedure Time
60-90 minutes
Recovery Time
4-7 days

How Much Does an Acne Scar Treatment Cost?

An acne scar package of treatments starts at $1,999 for a three treatment package and $3,499 for a six treatment package.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From an Acne Scar Treatment?

Recovery from acne scar treatment spans between 4 and 7 days. During this period, the skin undergoes healing and rejuvenation.

How Long Does an Acne Scar Treatment Take?

An acne scar treatment typically ranges between 60 and 90 minutes. During this time, specialized techniques are applied to target and diminish acne scars. These techniques target issues like depressed acne scars, often resulting from severe breakouts. For best results, more than one treatment session may be necessary. The number of sessions depends on the severity of the scars and the type of treatment used.

What is Acne Scar Treatment?

Acne scar treatment is a specialized process designed to diminish and treat the lingering effects of acne breakouts. In Toronto, specialized treatment programs integrate a multi-faceted approach to tackle these skin concerns. These treatment methods include fractional laser resurfacing, which promotes skin regeneration.
They also include radiofrequency energy that enhances skin texture and tone. Dermal fillers are used to elevate depressed acne scars, bringing them in line with the surrounding skin surface. Chemical peels aid in the removal of the outermost layers of skin, diminishing the visibility of acne scars.

Combining Technology is The Key

At SpaMedica, we understand that the key to effective acne scar reduction lies in a strategic combination of technologies. We boast the most extensive selection of acne scar removal devices and laser wavelengths in Canada.

Our team customizes each treatment plan, blending the best of laser acne scar treatment and radiofrequency (RF) technologies to achieve the most effective and lasting results. Our synergistic approach ensures the highest acne scar treatment standards, leveraging various technologies’ distinct advantages. These technologies include:

  • Fractional laser devices (CO2, Erbium, Pico fractional): These laser acne scar treatments create micro-injuries in the skin, prompting collagen production and skin renewal.
  • Fractional radiofrequency: This method heats the deeper layers of skin using controlled radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production. The process aids in the natural healing process and improves the skin texture.
  • Fractora: This type of laser acne treatment combines micro-needling with radiofrequency to resurface the skin. It reduces skin scars by promoting skin rejuvenation.
  • Morpheus8: This advanced technology focuses on contouring and remodelling the skin’s surface. It is ideal for treating deeper, more pronounced acne scars.
  • Intracel: Intracel acne scar treatment merges the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology to enhance collagen production in the skin.
  • Skin tightening devices (Evoke, Forma, Venus Freeze): These devices use thermal energy to enhance skin firmness and elasticity.
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and pulsed dye lasers: These laser acne treatments target redness and pigmentation issues associated with acne scars.

Who is an Acne Scar Removal Candidate?

Individuals grappling with deep acne scars are ideal candidates for SpaMedica’s specialized acne scar treatment program. This program is designed to cater to those who seek to diminish the appearance of acne scars that have persisted despite other treatments.

The treatment plan uses a tailored approach that may include laser treatment and other advanced methods. The treatments focus on removing dead skin cells and promoting skin regeneration, effectively reducing the appearance of scars.

Benefits of an Acne Scar Treatment

Whether you opt for laser acne treatments or other advanced acne treatments, you will experience a range of benefits. The benefits include:

Long-Lasting Clear Skin

Advanced solutions like laser treatment often result in long-lasting, clear skin. The results endure well beyond the treatment period.

Boost in Confidence

Those suffering from acne scarring often feel self-conscious. With our carefully designed treatment plan, we’ll equip you with the confidence boost you’ve always dreamed of!

Even Skin Tone

Scarring can leave the skin red and hyperpigmented. The SpaMedica acne scarring treatment program will lessen the presence of uneven tones in and around the marks on your skin.


With a non-surgical approach to acne scar treatment, patients can expect between a 30% and 70% reduction in the appearance of their acne scars.

Acne Scar Removal Risks

While acne scar treatments offer many benefits, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks associated with these procedures. Some of these risks include:

  • Mild-moderate degree of redness and swelling
  • Discoloration (if hyperpigmentation has been treated)
  • Several days of swelling and bruising (severe acne scarring patients)

Why Choose SpaMedica?

When you opt for SpaMedica and the expertise of Dr. Amber Chen and Dr. Paul Cohen, you are choosing top-tier treatments. You will receive the most practical combination of technologies to address your acne scars. Our team, led by Dr. Chen, understands that deep acne scars require a multi-faceted approach for optimal improvement.

We employ a strategic blend of energy-assisted devices to ensure that even deep acne scars see optimal improvement. The result is an enhanced overall collagen response and a significant improvement in the smoothness and appearance of your skin scars.

Non-Invasive Acne Scar Treatment Alternatives

Non-surgical alternatives for acne scar removal offer less invasive options for those seeking milder interventions. Some common non-surgical skin scar treatments include:

  • Chemical peels: This treatment involves applying a chemical solution to the skin. The solution exfoliates the outer layers, helping to diminish the appearance of scars.
  • Microdermabrasion: This technique uses fine crystals to gently sand away the skin’s surface. It reduces the visibility of superficial acne scars.
  • Microneedling: This procedure involves tiny needles that create micro-injuries in the skin. The process stimulates collagen production and skin rejuvenation, thereby improving the appearance of acne scars.
  • Bluelight therapy: This solution is particularly effective for active acne treatment as it targets acne-causing bacteria.

How is an Acne Scar Treatment Performed by Dr. Chen?

During your consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto, if active acne is still an ongoing issue, an aggressive laser acne treatment program will be instituted.

This program combines acne skincare, blue light, photodynamic therapy, SonoSalic peels, and/or intense pulsed light photo facials, with or without topical or oral antibiotics and low-dose Accutane.

Once this acne treatment program is complete, our acne scar treatment can begin. Depending on your assessment, the acne scar treatment consists of fractional RF and laser devices, IPL, and non-ablative RF. Each treatment time and number of appointments will vary.

To protect your acne scar treatment, a single, multiple applicator treatment every 3 to 4 months will be administered. This simple maintenance program will ensure that you continue to protect the 25 to 50 percent more collagen, elastin, and skin tightening and smoothening effects that the SpaMedica acne scar treatment program provides.

How to Prepare for an Acne Scar Treatment

Those wishing to undergo an acne scar treatment program at SpaMedica must consult with their specialist for any particular precautions to take into consideration. This is especially the case for those with acute, inflammatory, eruptive, nodulocystic, or papular acne. Dr.Cohen, the SpaMedica dermatologist, can provide these cosmetic medical acne treatment services.

Anyone with an ongoing medical illness should avoid acne scar treatment. Patients who are on low-dose Accutane or are taking oral Vitamin A do not have to stop medication. They can still undergo their non-surgical acne scar treatment program.

Patients also should:

  • Stop smoking at least two weeks before your treatment.
  • Refrain from taking aspirin, supplements, or medications that can slow healing.
  • Refrain from using skincare products containing retinol or glycolic acid 2-4 weeks before your procedure.
  • Wear sunblock.

During your first consultation, let the team at SpaMedica know if you are prone to cold sores.

Acne Scar Treatment Recovery & Timeline

When undergoing acne scar treatment, it’s important to understand the recovery process and timeline to set realistic expectations for healing. Post-treatment, patients typically experience a range of reactions. These include redness, swelling, and changes in skin texture, depending on the specific technologies used.

The recovery period can vary based on the severity of acne scars and individual skin types. However, here is a general timeline for recovery and what to expect:

Immediate post-treatment (Day 1): Right after the treatment, the treated area may appear red and somewhat swollen. This is a normal response to the energies used in various acne scar treatments, like fractional RF, laser treatment devices, and Enerjet.

Day 2-3: During this period, most patients with moderate acne scars can resume regular activities. However, some redness and swelling will likely still be present.

Day 2-5: The initial redness and swelling will gradually subside.

Day 4-7: For those treated with Enerjet, any bruising and swelling will start to diminish. Patients who received treatment with fractional RF and laser devices may notice their skin becoming dry and crusty, which is part of the healing process.

Day 8-10: Individuals with severe acne scars may require a longer recovery period. By this time, they can usually return to their regular activities as the major symptoms of recovery have significantly improved.

Post day 10: Beyond the 10th day, most of the acute recovery symptoms should have resolved. Patients should continue to follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by their healthcare professional.

Best Procedures Paired with Acne Scar Treatment

If you have acne-prone skin, combining acne scar treatments with complementary procedures can enhance overall skin rejuvenation and aesthetic results. For instance, Botox works well in conjunction with acne treatments. It smooths fine lines and wrinkles, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Laser hair removal can be an effective pairing, particularly for those with hair growth that aggravates skin issues. Soft tissue fillers can add volume and smoothness, further refining the skin’s texture and appearance after acne scar treatment.


How Painful is it to Get an Acne Scar Treatment?

The pain patients feel undergoing an acne scar removal is minimal. Topical anesthetic and air cooling, as well as laughing gas (nitrous oxide) will be administered throughout the procedure.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed will greatly depend on the amount of acne scarring and the severity of the case.

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