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Acne Scar Treatment Melbourne

Overview

At Avenue Advanced Skin Care, we understand that skin care is not just about improving skin health, but also about enhancing self-confidence. That is why in addition to helping treat acne itself, we offer treatments to assist in reducing the appearance of scarring caused by acne. Our team of Dermal Clinicians and Nurse Injectors are extremely passionate and experienced in treating acne scarring using a range of treatment options.

Don’t leave the treatment of your acne any longer. Speak with our Melbourne team today.

Treating Acne Scarring

The treatment of acne scars is a highly specific area of medical skin care. With over 10 years’ experience in acne scar treatment, we are Melbourne’s leaders in this advanced field. We can offer a safe and effective approach to the treatment of acne scars in both light and dark skin types, and offer a wide range of treatment options including:

  • DermanPen® skin needling
  • Radio frequency with skin needling
  • PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Diathermy
  • Chemical peels
  • TCA peels; and
  • Cortisone injections and/or dermal filler injections, which may be used in some cases to help improve the texture of scars and elevate any indentations
Tailored Treatment Plans

The infection and inflammation associated with acne can cause temporary or permanent scarring on the skin. Acne commonly causes changes to skin pigmentation and skin tone, particularly in olive or darker skin types.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin pigmentation), hypopigmentation (loss of pigmentation), and long-term redness of the skin are all common occurrences after an acne lesion has passed. Picking and squeezing active acne can worsen these symptoms.

Because each type of acne scar has its own unique set of characteristics, we do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Treatment needs to be tailored to the type of scarring present and the amount of downtime that the patient can tolerate.

If you’re concerned about acne scarring, contact our Melbourne team today on 1300 230 168. Our Dermal Clinicians and Nurse Injectors will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan that delivers long-term results.

FAQs

What are the different types of acne scarring?

    • Macular scarring is most often seen on the cheeks and forehead. It’s a flat acne scar with no indentations in the skin, and it can present as red areas, with increased or decreased pigmentation

 

    • Boxcar scars are usually round or oval-shaped when seen from above, and are most most often found on the cheeks and temples. They are shallow to medium-depth with well-defined edges

 

    • Rolling scars appear as broad undulations or depressions, and are characterised by rounded or sloping edges. This type of scarring is often caused by long periods of acne inflammation

 

    • Deep divots are very deep acne scars caused by loss of subcutaneous tissue volume

 

    • Ice-pick scars are narrow but deep scars that extend into the lower layer of the skin. They may resemble an open and enlarged pore

 

  • Hypertrophic and keloid scarring occur when excess scar tissue is formed at the site of the inflammation. As a result, the scar is often raised and pigmented, and sometimes disproportionate to the size of the initial trauma caused by the acne

Which treatment is right for me?

As there are many treatment options to manage a variety of acne scarring types, a consultation with one of our Dermal Clinicians is necessary, to help assist you in deciding which treatment will best suit your goals and lifestyle.

The first step is simply contacting us for your initial skin analysis and consultation, where we will discuss with you what is a realistic and achievable outcome, and what to expect from your treatment.

Will the treatment involve downtime?

The downtime will vary depending on your treatment plan. Generally speaking, the more invasive the treatment, the greater the downtime, and the greater the improvement that can be expected.

How many treatments will I need to change my acne scarring?

Most of the treatments we offer require a course of treatments to achieve the best result. The remodelling of the collagen within the skin takes time. Sometimes the best results can be seen between six to 12 months after a course of treatments has been completed. However, our clients usually start to see changes in their skin tone and texture even after a few treatments.

Don’t leave the treatment of your acne any longer. Speak with our Melbourne team today on 1300 235 420.

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