Acne Scarring Treatment

Looking for someone to help get rid of acne scars in the Toronto area? Boost your confidence and feel better with a smoother complexion. There are many different types of acne scars. Our expert team of dermatologists at Kingsway Dermatology is best able to determine the types of treatments that will provide optimal results.

Fractional laser resurfacing consists of a series of four to six treatments spaced four weeks apart. The acne scars treatment technology uses a 1540nm high-intensity laser, which passes deep into the dermis in tiny columns, resulting in a controlled thermal effect. The result is the formation of new collagen over time to soften and plump facial scars gradually over a six to eight month period. After each treatment to get rid of acne scars, there is mild swelling for one to three days, and redness for three to five days; this is treated with ice compresses and calming moisturizing lotions. Most of our patients are going out the next day, with just some light makeup.

Using Dermal Fillers and/or Subincision to Get Rid of Acne Scars

The use of surgical subincision into the dermis under contracted acne scarring to release and soften tissue is a method to treat acne scarring. It can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers to further plump, smooth and relax the skin to get rid of acne scars.

Using Punch Excisions for Acne Scars Treatment

Some scars are larger and deeper, such as chicken pox or ice pick scarring. Improvements can be made to get rid of acne scars by surgically excising the atrophic skin and suturing the adjacent edges evenly.

Using Chemical Peels for Acne Scars Treatment

More deeply penetrating chemical peels in a series can soften the appearance of shallow acne scarring and help with the often accompanying even darker pigmentation.