Acne Scarring Treatments

Types of scarring

There are several types of scarring which can occur once someone has gone through acne. They may appear as unsightly as the acne itself but luckily there are many remedies and procedures which can limit the severity and occasionally remove the scarring completely. Knowing which type you have will help when deciding the form of treatment to go with. There are four main types of acne scarring, distinguishable by their look. These are:

  • Macular Scars

These are dark pigment patches where acne spots once were.

  • Box Scars

These look like chicken pox scars but are actually caused by acne. They are round with steep sides.

  • Rolling Scars

These are formed beneath the surface of the skin and appear wide and shallow.

  • Ice Pick Scars

These resemble a large open pore. They appear deep and very narrow.


When you’ve finally rid your skin of an acne affliction you may be left with scarring. These marks need not be permanent thanks to various treatments. These include:

  • Advanced Skin Peels

This peel procedure will penetrate the acne mark afflicted dermis and target scars. This treatment will also help remove skin discolouration and dark marks. Skin recovery time usually lasts around a week as the skin peels away and becomes smoother.

  • Laser Resurfacing

Laser treatment will give you the benefits of precision and speed. Surface and deeper skin layers are penetrated.

  • Microneedling

This treatment is inspired by traditional acupuncture. It is ideal for correcting uneven skin tones, acne scarring and pigment issues. It works by forming thousands of tiny penetration points which then heal over and regenerate into repaired skin.

  • Microdermabrasion

This painless procedure is favoured by clients who have sensitive skin. It works by using minuscule crystals to scrape off the surface layer of afflicted skin. It is a popular remedy for overall acne scarring.