Acne Scar Treatments

Summary

Acne scarring is improved through the use of fractional laser resurfacing, radio frequency energy, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and various other methods.

Length of Procedure

90 minutes

Cost

Starting at $3,999

Recovery Time

4-7 days

Before & After Gallery

Invasiveness

Low

Where

SpaMedica Clinic, Toronto, ON

Anesthesia

Topical anesthetic and air cooling

Who

Registered nurse or doctor

Alternative Names

Fractional lasers, RF energy

Pain

Low

Are You a Candidate?

 

Those suffering from deep acne scars can benefit from SpaMedica’s treatment program.

Prep/Pre-Op

Those with skin diseases and have control of their acute, inflammatory, eruptive, nodulocystic or papular acne should consult with their specialist for any precautions to take into consideration before your scar improvement treatment.  

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

Before & After

Procedure Details

During your consultation, if active acne is still an ongoing issue, an active acne treatment program will be instituted, combining 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 is complete, the acne scar treatment can begin.

The acne scar treatment consists of fractional RF and laser devices, IPL and non-ablative RF. 

After Care Instructions

There is a modest amount of recovery following the acne treatment. The area of treatment is red and somewhat swollen and generally subsides, depending upon the energies used by 2-5 days. If you are prone to bruising, the Enerjet can leave some bruising and swelling for 4-7 days.

For your acne scar treatment, the fractional RF and laser devices leave skin dry and crusty for 4-7 days, while the IPL and non-ablative RF have essentially no downtime.  Most patients, with moderate acne scars can go back to regular activities 2-3 days following each treatment, while those Toronto acne scar patients with severe acne may need 5-7 days off.

Maintenance Required

Yes, to protect your acne scar improvement, there is maintenance. The maintenance required is a single, multiple applicator treatment every three to four months. This simple maintenance program will ensure that you continue to protect the 20% to 25% more collagen, elastin and ground substances that were achieved and the skin tightening and smoothening effect that the multiple applicator SpaMedica acne scar treatment program provided.

Side Effects and Risks

There will be a mild to moderate degree of redness, swelling, edema in the tissues. There may be some discolouration and this will be increased if hyperpigmentation or redness has been treated. This will take usually between 24 hours and one week to subside and resolve. Patients with severe acne scarring will have several days of strong edema, swelling, bruising and crusting.

Outcomes

Toronto acne scar patients who present to SpaMedica will get the best possible combination technologies and procedures applied to their acne scars. With this nonsurgical approach to acne scar improvement, patients can expect between 30% and 70% reduction in the appearance of their acne scars.

Benefits

People who have undergone the multiple applicator acne scar treatment program can expect the results to be very long-lasting, and are very happy with the 30-70% reduction in scarring.

Additional Procedures

In general, SpaMedica and Dr. Stephen Mulholland will recommend some non-surgical treatments that are designed to be performed intermittently throughout the year, perhaps once every three to four months, in order to protect the improvement in the acne scar appearance and the youthful rejuvenation that has been achieved through cosmetic surgery or the minimally invasive acne treatments. These maintenance treatments may include Botox Injectable, soft tissue fillers, fractional infrared, fractional laser and radio frequency skin tightening procedures.

Cost

The cost for your acne scar removal program can start from $3,999. The price ranges depending on the severity of the acne scarring, the number of treatments required, up to six, and the number of areas treated. 

Next Steps

Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.

About Us

By choosing Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica, Toronto acne scar patients can be assured of receiving the highest grade of treatments and the best possible combination of technologies available in the medical space to treat your acne scars. Only with multiple applicators and depths of treatments can deep acne scars show optimal improvement. Most centres will offer you one particular treatment; at SpaMedica, you’ll have the best combination of energy-assisted devices that will greatly improve the overall collagen response and smoothness of your acne scars.