Acne Scarring

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At Dermis Advanced Skin Care in Ottawa, we recognize that acne scars are more than just skin deep – they reflect personal battles with profound emotional and physical impacts. These scars shape self-image, weaving feelings of embarrassment and anxiety into the tapestry of daily life. They manifest as noticeable marks, altering skin texture and complexion. We understand the complexities and intricacies involved in treating acne scars. Join us on a transformative journey where each treatment, from micro-needling to a laser rejuvenation procedure, is a step towards a more confident, radiant you.

Recommended Treatments for Acne Scarring

Secret RF

Combines micro-needling with radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production, smoothing acne scars.

Laser Genesis

Gentle laser therapy that stimulates collagen regrowth, improving acne scar appearance and skin texture.

Eminence Organic Signature Treatment

Skin treatment made from active organically grown fruits, flowers, herbs and spices designed for the best results for your skin.

Carbon Laser Peel

Applies liquid carbon, then removes it with a laser, reducing acne scars and enhancing skin smoothness.


Skin treatment that merges PRP with micro-needling for enhanced healing and effective acne scar reduction.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel involves a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate and remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells.


PRP Treatment It uses the patient’s own platelets to promote skin healing and rejuvenate scarred areas. 


AviClear uses laser light to selectively target and suppress sebaceous glands, eliminating acne at the source.

GM Collin Puractive Treatment

Using an Oxygen Complex, this treatment absorbs excessive sebum and regulates overactive sebaceous gland activity.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Microneedling is one of the most popular and successful treatments in combating ice pick scarring and improving skin texture.

Discover Your Path to Smooth, Scar-Free Skin!

Connect with our expert skin specialists in Ottawa today and take the first step towards personalized acne scar treatment tailored just for you.

What Are Acne Scars?

Acne scars are the result of inflammation caused by acne. When a breakout penetrates the skin deeply, it damages the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage. During the healing process, the body produces collagen—a substance that gives the skin support. Scars are formed if the body produces too little or too much collagen.


Acne scars can vary significantly in shape, size, and appearance and are primarily categorized into the following types:


  • Ice Pick Scars
  • Boxcar Scars
  • Rolling Scars
  • Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars


Acne can occur on various parts of the body, not just the face. Here are some common areas where acne can appear:

  • Face
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Upper Arms
  • Buttocks

The occurrence of acne in these areas is due to the presence of sebaceous glands and hair follicles, which can become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, leading to acne.

Why Treat Acne Scarring?

Treating acne scars is crucial not only for enhancing your skin’s appearance but also for boosting your confidence and overall well-being.

  • Psychological Impact
  • Physical Appearance
  • Longevity and Permanence
  • Skin Health
  • Complex Treatment
  • Impact on Daily Routine


    Acne triggers are factors that can cause or exacerbate acne outbreaks.

    • Hormonal Changes
    • Stress
    • Diet
    • Medications
    • Cosmetics
    • Environmental Factors
    • Friction or Pressure
    • Poor Hygiene
    • Genetics
    • Sweat

    It’s important to note that triggers can vary greatly among individuals.

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