Acne scars have been an issue that many people were faced with every day for as long as we can remember. Without much access to modern-day technology, most of us had no choice but to suffer with these unsightly lesions clouding our skin.

However, as technology advances year by year, treatments are becoming more easily accessible, allowing us the luxury of having options, and not being forced to make acne scars a part of who we are any longer.
There was a time when laser acne scar removal treatments were only available to the rich and the famous, those who had connections and knew where to look to find an acceptable clinic, but as the world advances, so do these treatments and the clinics which provide them. As a matter of fact, anyone can attain laser acne scar removal with Canada MedLaser.
Until now, the appearance of acne scars have been almost impossible to reduce without severe side effects and a two week downtime period.
Canada MedLaser’s non-invasive Fractional Skin resurfacing technology provides outstanding results with minimum downtime. Using a wavelength of 2490 nanometres, Canada MedLaser uses an ErYag Fractional Skin Resurfacing technology, which is programmed to penetrate to the lower dermis of the skin, allowing for collagen stimulation, while removing the outermost layer of the epidermis, without harming or damaging the skin. This procedure allows the old collagen to be substituted for new, resulting in skin rejuvenation.
After each treatment, the skin looks softer, smoother, and younger. In fact, most patients report seeing a significant improvement in their appearance after just one treatment. In order to see long term results, each patient requires anywhere from one to six treatments, with two to four-week intervals.
There is no anesthesia required for these treatments with our Medical Grade Sharplight by Omnimax laser machine, and the aftercare has never been easier to maintain.
Prior to each patient’s first treatment, a detailed consultation takes place, where Canada MedLaser’s Medical Skin Care Therapists explain the detailed treatment procedure and answer any questions our patients may have.
Of course, all patients are given a pre and post-treatment instruction sheet to take home with them, and our staff is always available to answer any questions.
It is important to have realistic expectations prior to kicking off your journey with Canada MedLaser for acne scar removal, and most patients see an 80%-95% reduction in acne scars after they have completed their full treatment.
Laser acne scar removal is considered to be a permanent treatment for the reduction of acne scars, however, proper post care of the skin is extremely important when it comes to maintaining the healthy glowing skin patients have acquired after completing a series of treatments with Canada MedLaser. Of course, our Medical Skin Care Therapists are here to educate our patients through proper skincare and product use once they have completed their treatment.
Most patients report feeling a vast improvement in confidence, having to wear less to no makeup, and even some say their work performance improves after just a few treatments.
Laser Fractional Skin Resurfacing for acne scar removal doesn’t just correct the appearance of your skin, it has also been proven to improve personal lives, as well as levels of optimism.
It’s all about the Results.

Types of acne

Acne can be mild, moderate, or severe. In severe cases, acne can cause painful, pus-filled bumps, called nodules or cysts, beneath the skin’s surface.

Moderate acne tends to cause red bumps and pus-filled pimples. Mild acne causes less irritated whiteheads or blackheads with or without a few red bumps or pustules.

Most of the time, the light red or brown marks left behind by healed acne clear up over time on their own. But severe acne, especially cystic acne, is likely to leave permanent scarring as it heals.

Permanent scarring is more likely to develop if you pick at or squeeze your acne instead of treating it or allowing it to heal.

Some people don’t experience acne scars. But most people deal with at least a few acne scars at some point in their lives. The type of acne scarring you can expect depends on the type of acne you develop and how you treat it.

Types of acne scars

Atrophic scars

Atrophic scars are flat, shallow depressions that heal below the top layer of skin. These scars are commonly caused by severe cystic acne. However, other types of acne can cause them as well.

The appearance of atrophic acne scars can vary depending on a person’s history with acne. There are three types of atrophic scars:

Boxcar scars

Boxcar scars are broad, usually box-like depressions with sharply defined edges. Boxcar scars are caused by widespread acne, chickenpox, or varicella, a virus causing a red, itchy rash with blisters.

Boxcar scars most often form on areas like the lower cheeks and jaw, where skin is relatively thick.

Ice pick scars

Ice pick scars are smaller, more narrow indentations that point down into the skin’s surface. These scars are common on the cheeks.

Ice pick scars tend to be very tough to treat, and often require persistent, aggressive treatment.

Rolling scars

Rolling scars have a varying depth, with sloping edges that make skin appear wavy and uneven.

Hypertrophic and keloid scars

Unlike atrophic scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars form as raised lumps of scar tissue where the acne once was. This happens when scar tissue builds up, sometimes from previous acne spots.

Hypertrophic scars are the same size as the acne that caused them. Keloid scars create a scar larger than the acne that caused them and grow beyond the sides of the original spot.

Hypertrophic and keloid scars are more common on areas such as the jawline, chest, back, and shoulders. People with a darker skin color are more likely to develop this type of scarring.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Once your acne heals, it often leaves behind a darker or discolored patch of skin. This is not a scar, and will resolve on its own with a good sun protection regimen.

Hyperpigmentation can occur when skin is damaged by severe acne, or if you’ve picked at your acne. But again, in all cases, your skin will return to its natural color over time with proper sun protection.

People most likely to experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmention include those who have darker skin and those who pick or squeeze their acne.