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The Ultimate Guide on How to Remove Acne Scars

‘Acne’ — a dirty word in beauty circles. Suffering from acne is already difficult without acne scars complicating matters further. The question that follows is: How to remove acne scars?


How to Remove Acne Scars: Aesthetic Procedures

There are many available treatments for acne scars, including those offered by aesthetic specialists, as well as over-the-counter cosmetic preparations. Sometimes, more than one type of treatment is recommended to give you the best results. Here are some examples of acne scar treatments:

  • Energy-based skin resurfacing
    Procedures under this category, like laser scar removal, work on the principle of stimulating and regenerating new collagen (neocollagenesis) under the skin surface to level depressed surfaces for ice-pick, boxcar and rolling scars. Several treatments are usually required for the best results.

  • Chemical peels
    Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution, which contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid or lactic acid, to the skin. This removes dead skin cells, increases cell turnover and gives your skin a smoother, more even texture.


How to Remove Acne Scars: Ingredients that Help

Using off-the-shelf products that contain ingredients, like retinoids, vitamin C or E and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic acid, lactic acid or malic acid, can help increase cell turnover rate, stimulate collagen production and lighten skin, improving the appearance of acne scars.


Treatment Before and After

At Dore Aesthetics, we have extensive knowledge and vast experience in acne scar removal treatment to provide you with your desired outcome. View our before and after images to see the amazing results from real people and have an idea of what you can expect from Dore Aesthetics.

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Dore Aesthetics is a leading transformation center in Singapore. We have been serving more than 2000+ satisfied customers, ranging from online influencers to famous celebrities. Our mission is to build long-term relationships with our customers, our business partners as well as our employees. We are a top-class aesthetic care provider and a one-stop solution for all your skincare and aesthetic needs.

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Acne Scar Removal Treatment FREE TRIAL

  • 1 x Skin Assessment
  • 1 x Acne Scar Removal Treatment
  • 1 x Post Treatment Care

* This offer is only valid till 21 Nov 2018. Exclusively for new customers.

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How Acne Scar Removal Treatment Works

Step 1

When acne becomes inflamed, the surrounding healthy tissues usually get damaged or destroyed. If your body does not produce enough collagen to replace these damaged tissues, you will be left with depressed acne scars.

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Step 2

We utilise the latest acne scar removal technology to deliver non-invasive energy onto your skin. Each treatment column effectively removes and gets rid of the pitted acne scars on your skin.

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Step 3

The surrounding healthy tissues around each treated area remain intact and unaffected. They help to rapidly heal and close up the acne scars by stimulating the collagen. This results in a faster healing process and a shorter downtime than if all the surrounding tissues were to be exposed to the treatment.

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Step 4

After the wounds are completely healed and closed up, you are now left with a levelled skin texture. The end result of your skin texture is smooth. After the acne scar removal, you will not have to feel inferior and fearful of these uneven and ugly acne scars anymore. 

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*These illustrations solely represent the acne scar removal treatment provided at Dore Aesthetics.

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How to Remove Acne Scars FAQs

1. How are acne scars formed?

Acne scars are the direct result of damage after inflamed pimples are healed. When a pimple grows, the pore swells, causing the follicle wall to expand and eventually break. If this rupture happens close to the skin surface, the resulting acne lesion is minor and heals quickly. If it is deep, the infected material enters the dermis layer, damaging healthy skin tissues.

This is the beginning of an acne scar forming. A permanent depression on your skin is formed if your body does not produce enough collagen to repair. A permanent elevation on your skin is formed if your body overproduces collagen to repair. However, all these can be prevented if you undergo an acne treatment early.


2. What types of acne scars do I have and which ones respond best to this treatment?

Acne scars fall under atrophic (depressed) and hypertrophic (raised) scars: Ice-pick scars are very deep, narrow depressed scars that look like the skin has been punctured by an ice pick. Boxcar scars are broad, depressed scars with steep vertical edges that resemble troughs. Rolling scars are broad, depressed scars with wave-like or rounded edges. Keloid scars are hypertrophic scars that feel lumpy due to the overproduction of collagen during healing.

Ice-pick, boxcar, rolling and atrophic scars are all ideal candidates for this acne scar removal treatment. If you think that your pimples are starting to scar, you should see a doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible to obtain the appropriate treatment.


3. What are the benefits of undergoing acne scar removal treatment?

Acne scars are unsightly and it is extremely difficult to cover these deep depressions or pitted scars with make-up. There are various physical, emotional and social reasons for removing your acne scars. You will be able to improve your physical appearance and self-esteem — you no longer need to feel inferior about your pimple scars anymore.

When it comes to facing people every day or taking a photo of yourself, you’ll no longer be afraid of showing your face at every angle. You will become confident of yourself.


4. How fast will I see acne scar removal treatment results and are they long-lasting?

You will see results from the acne scar removal treatment immediately. Your skin will continue to regenerate new collagen and plump up the acne scars for up to six months after your treatment. You will see approximately 30–70% improvement of acne scarring after one treatment, though individual results may vary. Most people would require multiple treatments to get their desired improvement.

The acne scar removal results are long-lasting, as this procedure works by treating the epidermis and dermis layers of your skin. It targets only a portion of the skin, leaving healthy intact skin surrounding it. This allows for fast healing and ensures the treatment is safe for all skin types. Once the wounds are fully healed, your skin undergoes a collagen boost to form a new smooth texture.


5. How long does each acne scar removal treatment take?

Each acne scar removal treatment session takes about one hour. The entire process includes numbing your skin before treatment, the actual treatment and cooling your skin after treatment. You will need several sessions in order to get your acne scars completely treated and removed.


Acne Scar Removal Treatment FREE TRIAL

Dore Aesthetics Premise

Acne Scar Removal Treatment FREE TRIAL

  • 1 x Skin Assessment
  • 1 x Acne Scar Removal Treatment
  • 1 x Post Treatment Care

* This offer is only valid till 21 Nov 2018. Exclusively for new customers.

Your Name

Your Email Address

Your Contact Number