Tips to Reduce Acne Scars

Everyone from young teens to retired seniors can suffer from outbreaks of acne. It can be shot to your confidence every time it happens and when it leaves scars, you carry around that awful reminder on your face to bring back those feeling every time you look in the mirror.

The good news is acne scars don’t have to bother you anymore. There are a number of remedies that can reduce or eliminate those nasty acne scars to put your beautiful face back in the spotlight.

Here’s a look at some of the different ways you can take care of those troublesome acne scars to have healthy skin and boost your confidence.

Dermal Fillers

Just as microneedling creates collagen to fill the scarred area through the natural healing process, dermal fillers inject collagen-based material into the affected scars.

Dermal filler treatments tend to last from six months up to 18 months. Jupiter Medical Aesthetics & Wellness offers dermal fillers in Sylvan Lake Alberta.


One of the most common medical treatment tools is microneedling. This is the process of puncturing the skin around the scar with a small group of very fine needles to induce the body to heal. The natural healing process produces collagen within these needle punctures, which evens out the skin and fades away the scars.

While the treatment itself is relatively painless, some temporary side effects such as slight pain, redness, and swelling are possible.

Chemical Peels

There are different types of chemical peels that can be used, and your Aesthetic Physician can recommend the best one for your skin. The one used most commonly is trichloroacetic acid (THA), which has a very good success rate at reducing acne scars.

Just because one chemical peel may not work, doesn’t mean others will not either. It may be necessary to try a few different versions until you find one that’s effective.

Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroid treatments may be effective in reducing scar tissue. A series of injections during each treatment session, approximately every three or four weeks, can show results over time. Your clinician can check your status during each visit.

This treatment is used for a couple of different scar types. Hypertrophic scars have raised scar tissue that may fade slightly over time. Keloid scars are similar but appear lumpier as they can continue to grow a mass of tissue over the already healed wound for a short time.

Whether you try these or any other treatment to reduce or eliminate acne scars, your skin care professional or plastic surgeon can help you find the right one for you. They can take your skin type and scar type into account to recommend the best possible scar treatment option.