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How to Treat Acne Scars

Do you want smooth, blemish-free skin? Try these incredible treatments at Biolite to get rid of acne scars.

If you have ever experienced acne, you might be familiar with the stubborn scars they leave behind. Scarring is a fibrous process in which new collagen is laid down to repair a full-thickness injury. It affects 30% of those with moderate or severe acne vulgaris. Even though some acne scars eventually fade, severe acne, particularly cystic acne, can leave long-lasting scars. Picking or squeezing your acne rather than treating it or allowing it to heal increases your risk of getting long-lasting scars.

What are the different types of acne scars?

There are a plethora of treatments to minimize the appearance of acne scars. But for the best results, you need to identify what type of acne scars you are dealing with. Acne scars can be divided into two categories: atrophic scars, which result from tissue loss, and hypertrophic scars, which result from an excess of tissue. Four main types of acne scars fall into these categories:

  • Boxcar scars

Boxcar scars can be identified as round or oval depressions in your skin. They typically have sharp vertical edges. Usually, they have sharp vertical edges. Your skin will appear uneven and pitted with these types of acne scars.

  • Ice pick scars

Ice pick scars are deep and extend into the dermis. These scars form narrow pitted shapes in the skin and are one of the more severe types of acne scars. They can also look like large, open pores.

  • Rolling scars

Rolling scars are one of the most prevalent types of acne scars. Rolling scars are pits in the skin with sloped sides. They have varying depths, with sloping edges that form rolling or wave-like depressions across your skin.

  • Hypertrophic and keloid scars

Hypertrophic scars protrude above the skin's surface and are thick and elevated. These scars develop as a result of old acne scar tissue accumulating. On the other hand, keloid scars develop as connective tissue forms to heal a wound. Even after the lesion has healed, a keloid keeps growing, creating a significant mound of scar tissue.

How to treat acne scars?

Here are some of the most effective acne scar treatments that can help you achieve a clear and smooth complexion:


It is one of the most effective treatments for acne scars, especially boxcar scars. Dermabrasion resurfaces your skin and removes or reduces the depth of scars, using a high-speed brush or other equipment. It can take up to three weeks for your skin to heal. Staying out of the sun is essential during the healing process to ensure that the new skin heals uniformly and does not become discolored.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a brilliant treatment for acne scars. Chemical peels involve mild acids, which are applied to the skin in a single layer. They work by dissolving the outermost layer of skin to reveal fresh, healthy skin. Additionally, chemical peels can trigger the body's natural response to generate collagen, which can help minimize the appearance of acne scars. Biolite’s Vi Peel is the best treatment option for medium to deep scars.

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

Our SilkPeel Dermalinfusion is an excellent option to get rid of acne scars. This treatment is hailed as the next generation of microdermabrasion as it tackles these issues by gently exfoliating your skin while infusing it with a hydrating, glow-boosting serum. This three-in-one treatment does the following to leave your skin clear and blemish-free:

  • Skin exfoliation
  • Remove debris, such as dirt and dead skin cells.
  • Infuse your skin with a potent serum tailored to your specific needs.

After the procedure, you will see a noticeable difference, and your skin will look radiant and clear. For a long-lasting healthy complexion, we advise routine treatments, which last about 30 minutes.

Do you want to learn more about how to treat acne scars? Book a consultation with us. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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