Acne scar is a common concern among teenagers and adults and can be quite uncomfortable and embarrassing. 

There are many acne scar treatments available, some more suitable for mild acne while others are specific to severe acne scars. Want to know the best way to treat your acne scars? Read on. 

Treatment of acne scar:

Ablative laser resurfacing:

  • This treatment focuses on removing the top layer of the skin where the acne scars are present and stimulating collagen production.
  • Wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tone, and actinic keratoses can be treated by ablative treatment.
  • Each session ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending upon the area being treated and the technique used.
  • Types of ablative treatment include Carbon dioxide laser and erbium laser.
  • Usually, around three to five sessions are required to achieve good results.

Non-ablative laser resurfacing:

  • Types of non-ablative laser resurfacing include mid-infrared laser, intense pulsed light, light-emitting diodes, and radiofrequency systems.
  • Non-ablative laser resurfacing focuses on heating the underlying skin tissue which in turn stimulates and produces more collagen.
  • Non-ablative laser resurfacing costs around 3000-8000 per session.
  • Each session takes about 30 minutes to complete and you might require 2 to 3 sessions to achieve good results


  • Dermabrasion is the process by which a rotating device is continuously applied over the skin and it removes the outer layer and renewed skin grows back smoother than before.
  • This is indicated in cases of fine wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, and surgical scars.
  • You cannot expect the scar to completely vanish in a single session. But in multiple sessions, you would notice the scars fading away. 
  • The duration of a session depends upon the surface area of the skin being treated. It might range from a few minutes to 2 hours 
  • You might notice an immediate improvement after a few weeks of treatment.

Chemical peeling:

  • This process works with the help of certain chemicals that remove the outer layer of skin following the renewal of the skin layer which is smoother and spot-free skin.
  • The most commonly used chemicals in this process are glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and trichloroacetic acid.
  • Since these chemicals also act as an exfoliant, you can start seeing results immediately after the treatment.
  • You might need 3 to 6 chemical peels for a complete cure, depending upon the type and severity of acne.
  • The cost of chemical peel ranges from Rs.2000 to Rs.8000 and this purely depends upon your acne scar condition.

Always remember, any treatment for skin has to be done only under the guidance and suggestion of a dermatologist since they can help you in choosing the right treatment option for your skin.

How does laser therapy help in the treatment of acne scars??

In addition to reducing scar size and encouraging healthy skin cell growth, laser treatment aims to replace scar tissue with new, healthy cells.

Lasers work by removing the top layer of skin where scars are present and then stimulating the growth of new and healthy skin cells. It minimizes the appearance of scars and promotes healing.

You need to follow proper skin care after the laser treatment suggested by your dermatologist to achieve complete benefit.

Let’s aim at getting spotless, glowing skin!!!


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