Acne Scarring

Chronic acne can be emotionally traumatic

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Chronic acne can be emotionally traumatic. The resulting scars can be long-lasting and stubborn to treat. Dermis Advanced Skin Care in Ottawa offers a range of effective treatments to improve or eliminate acne scarring.


Acne scars are commonly referred to as “ice-pick scarring”, this is due to their pitted appearance. Collagen is a protein in the skin responsible for the skin’s plumpness. Effective treatment of acne scarring involves increasing your skin’s collagen production, revealing new layers of healthy skin. Microneedling, laser, and chemical peels are all good options to consider when treating acne scarring. For optimal results, a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart are recommended. This will be discussed during your consultation. Book a consultation and see what treatment is best suited for your skin’s needs.
Hypertrophic scars or keloids are formation of excess scar tissue, leaving firm, raised regions of skin. Because collagen is part of the body’s healing process, when the skin has been injured or traumatized the body heals the area but sometimes produces too much collagen in the process, resulting in the raised appearance of these scars. Certain individuals are more prone to this than others, genetics are a factor as well as individuals with more active melanin production.
Because acne is an inflammatory condition, it often results in abnormal discoloration and texture. Acne scars can appear red, pink, or white, and be rough or shiny.
At Dermis Advanced Skin Care our team of aesthetic professionals understand that your skin tone and texture, and your acne scars deserve personalized attention. We create treatment protocols that improve the overall quality of skin while minimizing scarring, using techniques such as: microneedling, laser, and chemical peels.

Depending on the extent of the pigment damage and the skin type, various options for treatment are available including chemical peels, medical grade facials, and laser treatments, alongside proper home maintenance

Come in for a consultation and see what a positive difference prevention and treatment can make for you.

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