What are acne scars?

About 80% of people between ages 11 and 30 will suffer from acne. acne scars form as a result of damage to the surrounding tissues.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars form as a result of an inflammatory process where the walls of the affected pore swells and breaks down. Sometimes the scars are shallow and heal quickly. However, other times the contents of the blemishes spill into the surrounding tissues and cause deeper scars. In order to repair the scar, the skin responds by forming new collagen fibres and this is when scars are created. 

What are the different types of acne scars?


Depressed Scars

Also known as atrophic scars, depressed scars form when not enough collagen is reproduced to replace the destroyed tissue during wound healing. They sit below the skin and there are a few different types:


These are wide and U-shaped scars with sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep. If they are more shallow, they will respond better to skin resurfacing treatments. 

Ice pick 

Ice pick scars are narrow and V-shaped scars that can go very deep into the skin. They look like small punctures in the skin and are the most difficult to treat due to their depth.


These are wide depressions with round edges and an irregular, rolling appearance.

Raised Scars 

These occur most commonly with acne on the chest and back. They are raised above the surface of the skin and happen due to the overproduction of collagen when the skin is healing.

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Medical Skincare

Potent yet gentle ingredients in our customized skincare range ensure increased cellular turnover and enhanced healing, while suppressing unwanted melanin production in scars. Sun protection with a broad- spectrum sunscreen is highly recommended to support scar healing.


Oral Supplements

Oral Glutathione supplements both lighten scar marks and prevent their formation by cutting down free radical damage and inflammation in the skin. Oral Sunblock supplements reduce UV damage and melanin production in scar tissue.


Vascular Lasers

Vascular lasers like the Dual Yellow and Clarity II significantly speed up the clearance of acne marks, especially red marks. They also boost collagen re-modelling and therefore scar healing, while improving skin tone and texture concurrently.


Q switch & Pico laser

These lasers selectively target and break down pigments in brown marks. They stimulate collagen production which speeds up scar healing, while producing skin brightening and pore-minimizing effects.



Rejuran, Profhilo, and Hyaluronic Acid Skin Boosters all serve to enhance collagen production, speed up wound healing, reduce oxidative damage and suppress skin inflammation.


Medical Facials

Gentle exfoliative facials with whitening and healing functions help to hasten acne mark healing when combined with other medical treatments.

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TCA Cross

High concentration Trichloroacetic (TCA) acid is helpful in resurfacing stubborn ice pick and deep box scars, which are poorly responsive to other forms of treatment. This process does not resolve scars completely. It results in shallower scars, which would then improve further with other treatment modalities.


Scar Subcision

This treatment involves using a hypodermic needle to break up fibrotic strands tethering the scar to underlying tissues beneath the skin surface. The release of these strands coupled with new collagen deposition from wound healing allows the scar to lift up further when other treatments are subsequently performed.


Pico Lasers

The PicoPlus effectively treats rolling scars and shallow box scars with the aid of Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) technology. LIOBs create micro-injury zones beneath the skin while sparing the surface from damage. The wound healing process in these micro-cavities creates new collagen and elastin fibres, resulting in scar re-modelling and textural improvement.



When injected into scars, Rejuran serves as an excellent synergistic treatment to resurfacing lasers, TCA cross and subcisions. It aids in the building of healthy collagen fibres to replace damaged tissue, while preventing new scar reformation concurrently.



Profhilo injections not only improve overall skin texture but boost scar remodelling as well. They work especially well when applied in combination with other scar treatment modalities like Pico lasers, TCA cross and subcisions.


Filler Injections

Filler injections can be performed to give an ‘instant’ lift to depressed scars, or when all other methods have failed to produce a satisfactory result in deep scars. This result is temporary however, since the hyaluronic acid in fillers will be naturally broken down by your body over 9 to 12 months.

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Rejuran, Profhilo, and Hyaluronic Acid Skin Boosters all serve to enhance collagen production, speed up wound healing, reduce oxidative damage and suppress skin inflammation.



Vascular lasers like the Dual Yellow and Clarity II reduces the presence of abnormal blood vessels in scars. This in turn cuts down on tissue overgrowth and inflammation. Lasers function synergistically with steroid and BTX injections to enhance treatment effect.