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Acne Scar Treatment

eMatrix, dermal filler, subcision, tca cross for acne scarring

After 2 treatments eTwo
*results are individual

Acne scar treatment can involve some different approaches including fractional resurfacing, lasers, radiofrequency, dermal fillers and Dermapen. The most appropriate treatment depends on the type of scarring.

We offer the eTwo radio-frequency. The eTwo works by creating a controlled dermal injury to stimulate your skin’s healing process to lay down new collagen to repair areas of scarring. We offer a free consultation to assess your suitability for this treatment. During the consultation, we will explain fully what is involved in the treatment and what to expect before, during and after treatment. Note: The eTwo was previously called the eMatrix.

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Radiofrequency Treats Both Acne and Acne Scarring

eTwo radio-frequency (RF) is effective acne treatment, clearing residual acne as well as scarring.  You will need 3-4 treatments spaced every four weeks, although for more severe scarring more treatments may be indicated. The results of treatments are progressive.

After 2 treatments eTwo
*results are individual

Treated acne scars improve over 1-2 months.

The results are seen quickly after treatment with eTwo radio-frequency. Most people are noticing results by the time their second treatment is due, although some people see changes sooner.  The quick results are because the eTwo generates a surface exfoliation in addition to the dermal collagen repair. The real scar repair starts 4-6 week weeks after treatment and continues for several months. 

You view your before photograph and assess the changes at your follow-up consultation.


*results are individual

*results are individual

Treat acne scars early.

Unlike most laser, eTwo can be used to treat acne scars in darker or Asian skin types. There can be a more prolonged reaction in darker skin types, but this is variable. Treating young acne scars give better results, though all scarring responds.

What to expect from eTwo radio-frequency

There is minimal downtime with eTwo treatment. And can be covered with makeup to allow you to continue with normal life.
  • Immediately after treatment, your face feels intensely hot and red. The heat will settle over the first hour, but the redness persists for two days.  (rarely lasting longer).
  • By day 3, you will notice a subtle brown grid like reaction on your skin this lasts up to seven days on the face but can persist longer in other parts of the body.

We offer an obligation free consultation with our Doctors, Nurses and Therapist for you to discuss which treatments will help with your concerns. We assess your suitability for the treatment as well as give you information on what is involved before, during and after treatment.

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How to get rid of Acne Scars?

The answer to how to treat acne scars depends on the type. There are multiple treatments with varying effectiveness, but the best treatment depends on the kind. We have combinations of treatments including TCA cross, subcision, dermal filler & radiofrequency resurfacing.

List of treatments to get rid of acne scars.
1. Laser scar removal. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, ablative Erbium laser.
2. Radio-frequency (RF) – eMatrix (eTwo) especially useful for young scars with residual acne.
3. Subcision and other surgical treatments. In clinic procedure to release tethered scars.
4. Dermal Filler. Most versatile treatment, immediate effects are achieved with subcision.
5. Peels for Acne Scars and TCA cross. Superficial Chemical Peels do not affect acne scars; you require more specialised peels to give efficient collagen remodelling. 70 – 100% TCA Cross useful for treating deep acne scars.
6. PRP treatment. Collagen stimulating effect, more efficient than needling, often used in combination with other therapies.
7. Needling acne scars. Entry level treatment. Skin needling is outdated, though it does have a therapeutic effect.
8. Microdermabrasion for acne scars. Microdermabrasion does not affect repairing acne scars.

Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars are divided into categories. Accurate assessment of acne scars is required to develop a treatment plan. It is important to use direct and indirect light observe facial expression and to feel the quality of skin before making a scar revision plan.

Broadly speaking there are atrophic and hypertrophic acne scars. Just meaning they are scooped out, or they are raised up. Most acne scars are atrophic.

Atrophic Acne Scars

Atrophic means there has been a loss of collagen in the underlying dermis, appearing as an indent in the skin. Atrophic scars are highlighted with indirect light angled across the skin. These injuries require increasing collagen or filler into the dermis to return smooth skin surface.


Tethered scars are attached to the underlying muscle. When you animate, the scar pulls to the attached site. Tethered acne scars require surgical procedures such as subcision.

Ice Pick Scar

A small thick scar, which is tethered to the underlying tissue. Treated with TCA cross or punch excision.

Box Car Scar

These have scar indentation and can be treated with lasers, radio-frequency and TCA cross.

Rolling Acne Scar

These are the hardest to treat. They require subcision, dermal filler, radio-frequency and fractional laser.

Laser Acne Scar Removal

The rule with acne scars is to treat the more profound injuries first, so releasing tethered and ice-pick scars with subcision or other surgical means.

The range of lasers for treating acne scars includes fully ablative lasers like Erbium which are useful for treating boxcar scarring and fractional CO2 which gives an overall improvement in skin texture and quality.

Fraxel 1550 laser is OK for treating acne scars, but other lasers provide a much better result.

Dermal Filler For Acne Scars

Dermal fillers are the most versatile treatment for acne scars, and when combined with subcision are excellent for treating atrophic, rolling and tethered acne scars. This process releases and raises up the injury. The results are instantaneous; there is no downtime.

Subcision Acne Scar Treatment & TCA Cross

Subcision involves introducing a needle under the skin, moving this under the tethered scar and breaking the bonds. Subcision is used to free the surface and result in instantaneous raising up.

Subcision and TCA cross can be combined. Sometimes surgical excision of scars is required.

Radiofrequency – eMatrix, eTwo

The eMatrix sublative radio-frequency uses pins that rest on the skin and energy pulsed into the dermis. It does not penetrate the skin but works on heat energy creating a controlled dermal injury. The thermal energy breaks down scar collagen and stimulates fibroblasts to produce healthy collagen to plump up the skin for acne scar removal. Healthy collagen is particularly useful for new acne scars as it treats both acne and scarring, and prevents formation.

Acne Scar Treatment with Skin Needling

Skin needling does help with acne scars. However, the outcome is merely ok. Avoid the old skin rollers with newer Dermapen or other radio frequency dermal stamping, causing less trauma to the surface, faster healing. Darker skin types are safe to treat with non-laser treatments like dermal stamping. These technologies are useful for rolling acne scars and combined with other acne scar treatment.

TCA Cross for Acne Scar Treatment

TCA cross is a 100% TCA solution that is typically applied using a toothpick or fine needle. It is used for ice pick scar where the tether lies deep in the dermis. The TCA breaks down the scar collagen and stimulates new collagen production. Pitted scars and enlarged pore are also treated with TCA cross. Healing takes 4-5 days, and the process of collagen replenishment occurs over weeks to months after treatments.

*results are individual

*results are individual

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* DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person.