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ACNE SCARS – Laser treatment

acne scar

acne scars


What causes acne scars?

Acne scars are the result of the breakdown of collagen and elastin in your dermis. They frequently occur at sites which were acne prone in the past, namely your temples, cheeks etc.


What are the different types of acne scars?


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rolling-scars acne-scar1-s acne-scarring-2-s

boxscar                ice-pick                                     atrophic


Hypertrophic and keloidal

What to expect post laser resurfacing (CO2, Erbium) treatment

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On average, you can expect the following.
  1. Redness x 2 days
  2. Bronzing of skin x 2 – 3 days
  3. Flaking off – dead tissue x 2 days
Results are take time as it takes 3 months for collagen to grow. Hence it is important to know this is not a once-off treatment. Regular sessions are required.





How can we treat acne scars?

Acne scars are 3 dimensional, hence submitting a photo will not do justice to your scar. It requires real time examination (touch and animation), combined with lighting from various angles. That is why you may notice your scars differently in the bathroom mirror and in the dressing table mirror.

Dr Daniel Chang’s GOLD STANDARD 3 STEP ACNE SCAR Treatment Formula: 


2- TREAT scars – Fractional RF laser + skinboosters + Rejuran ( to promote collagen growth, healing and repair of scars)

3- MAINTAIN with lasers (to optimise collagen stimulation)


STEP 1: CONTROL YOUR ACNE. (Refer to this page on acne for more information)

Achieving good control of your acne is the important principle towards helping your acne prone skin. This prevents new scars from forming, which is a big step forward. Dont be too worried about your existing acne scars. Focus on prevention first.

STEP 2: Treatment based on scar type. Below are the 4 main types.

Ice pick scars =>    can be treated with TCA CROSS, Fractional LASER and Microneedling

Rolling and box scars scars => are best treated with a combination of  RF Microneedling, PRP, fractional lasers and subcision

Hypertrophic scars can be treated with

  1.  Microbotox
  2. Intralesional steroid

Atrophic scars -> A combination approach is what I would recommend to improve the appearance of such scars.

  1. Laser Resurfacing +/- RF microneedling 
  2. Subcision
  3. Dermal fillers – Skinboosters – Please refer to my Page on Skinboosters 
  4. Intralesional saline – ( Latest evidence from Journal of Dermatology Sept 2016)
  5. Rejuran HEALER – for scar recovery and youthful skin | This is the latest and most talked about treatment in KOREA. From my experience, I find 95% of my patients benefiting from this wonder product.

What is the science behind acne scar treatment?

How can we treat chickenpox scars?

Collagen stimulation is the science behind this and takes at least 3 months, so I would suggest at least 4 monthly sessions of the above to kickstart your fibroblasts into action. Combination treatment is the key, as per the latest studies. But chicken pox scars are notoriously difficult to treat so we are aiming for 40% correction.

STEP 3: Maintainence with Lasers to regulate optimum collagen growth.


Here is how the procedure is done.





collagen remodelling









To learn more about

Threadlifts, pls click here Facelift, V-Lift.

Dermal fillers, pls click here ABCs to Dermal Fillers. 

Pigmentation, pls click here Pigmentation.

Acne, pls click here. Acne.



    DR DANIEL CHANG  *AAAM Teaching Faculty*


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