What Is Acne Scarring?

Acne scarring is usually an after-effect of inflamed blemishes or cystic acne.

Sometimes there are areas of pigmentation (darker or lighter areas of skin) after the blemishes have healed.  Some people can be left with pitted facial scarring, where the skin appears uneven and dimpled … and lead to loss of confidence.

Treatments For Acne Scarring

Acne scars can be stubborn and seemingly permanent, but there are several effective professional skin treatments, which work to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

The best treatment for you will depend on the type of acne scarring you have. Below are some of the treatments available at Aesthetics Julie Edwards. Book a Consultation to assess your skin and chat about the most appropriate treatment for you.

Plasma Pen™

Plasma Pen™,  also known as a  Plasma Blast  or  Fibroblast device, is an excellent treatment to reduce acne scarring. It’s the least disruptive method of acne scar reduction.

The treatment stimulates the fibroblasts within your skin to produce more collagen at a deep level, which leaves your skin smoother, with a lasting improved structure.  The process is precise and predictable with no thinning of the skin.

The results look natural because they are achieved through your own body’s production of collagen.  The treatment works at both the epidermal and dermal level, stimulating collagen production and leaving your acne scarring looking smoother with a lasting, improved structure.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels improve acne scarring by harnessing the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate the skin.

The treatment stimulates new cell growth and encourages collagen production, helping to reveal clearer, fresher skin and visible reduction of acne scars.

The skin will be red for the initial few days following the treatment and then skin becomes flaky with newer skin revealing itself underneath.

The Chemical Peels  process for acne scarring requires a course of 6 (3-4 weeks apart) and will likely need to be repeated every 6 to 12 months, depending on the degree of scarring.


Scars from Acne and Chicken Pox can be improved and an uneven texture can be smoothed with  Microneedling.

Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles (not injections) to cause microscopic punctures in the skin. This encourages the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells.

As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to help heal and plump out your acne scars.

The best results for acne scars from Microneedling are seen after a course of 6 treatment (3-4 weeks apart) and repeated every 6-12 months.

A combination of   MicroneedlingChemical Peels  and  LED Light Therapy  is the ultimate skin treatment to improve your scarring over a 6 month period.

Get in touch to learn more about this treatment for acne and acne scarring.

Not sure which treatment is right for you?

Book a Free Skin Consultation and we can have a chat about your skin and acne scarring problems and advise on which treatment is best for you!