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Acne scarring is a common skin problem caused by chronic and uncontrolled acne trouble. These scars are pretty unsightly and damage the overall appearance of a person. Fortunately, several treatments are available that help eliminate these scars effectively. More specifically, Acne Scars Treatment in Dubai has become more popular recently. All these treatment options are non-surgical, non-invasive, and generally need little to no downtime.

What are Acne Scars?

An acne scar develops after your body’s immune system overpowers an acne blemish. Collagen production in the part of the skin affected by acne goes into a hyperactive mode, which results in excess skin fibers to form a scar.

Acne scars are of different types, each one occurring due to a different set of reasons. Knowing these types helps determine the best treatment for acne scars. Here is a quick overview of those types of acne scars:

  • Atrophic scars: These scars result from cystic acne and appear as flat indentations. Normally, atrophic scars develop and heal under the top skin layer. These scars are further divided into a few more sub-types, which are differentiable based on their severity.
  • Ice pick scars: These narrow indentations mainly appear on the cheeks and are generally the most stubborn kind. You may need to undergo an aggressive treatment procedure to get rid of these scars.
  • Boxcar scars: These box-like depressions occur due to widespread acne and commonly appear on the lower cheeks.
  • Rolling scars: These scars are characterized by deep marks contributing to an uneven skin texture.
  • Hypertrophic and keloid scars: Although these scars are much like indentations, they develop due to raised scar tissue in the area affected by acne breakout. The difference between both these types of acne scars is based on how much area they cover. The size of a hypertrophic scar and its respective acne blemish is usually the same. But a keloid scar is much bigger than its acne spot.

Although these scars are unsightly, the good news is not all of them are permanent. Moreover, even the permanent scars are treatable with several methods for Acne Scars Removal in Dubai.

Laser Skin Resurfacing for Acne Scars

Laser Skin Resurfacing is probably the most commonly used procedure for removing acne scars. During this procedure, the laser technician directs a laser beam onto the treatment area. This laser beam creates microscopic columns in the skin, inducing micro-inflammation. This necessary inflammation boosts collagen and elastin in the treatment site.

At the same time, the old skin tissues crust away to give way to a more youthful underlying skin layer. The top skin layer exfoliation also reduces the appearance of acne scars significantly.

Laser treatment for acne scars in Dubai is a safe yet highly effective treatment to remove acne scars. However, it is not a one-time procedure as you may need to undergo multiple treatment sessions to achieve desired results.

Aim of the Treatment

Clearing scars and lesions caused by acne is not the only goal of acne scar treatments. The Best Acne Scars Treatment in Dubai helps achieve several other treatment goals as well.

Generally, this treatment aims to:

  • eliminate stubborn acne scars
  • shrink large pores
  • even out skin tone
  • rid the skin of acne blemishes

Who is the ideal candidate?

Acne Scars Removal treatment in Dubai is beneficial for anyone bothered by these unsightly scars. Generally, you are a good candidate for this treatment if you have:

  • Mild Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Severe Nodulocystic Acne
  • Acne Mechanica
  • Acne Vulgaris

Pre-Treatment Care

Patients must follow some pre-procedure guidelines before undergoing Acne Scars Treatment Dubai-based treatment. Some general guidelines in this regard are as follows:

  • Avoid sunlight for at least 10-15 days before treatment.
  • Use the prescribed skin lightening creams/ointments as directed by the dermatologist.
  • If you have been using Isotretinoin/Accutane to control acne, discontinue it and wait for at least six months before undergoing laser acne scar treatment.
  • Have a good night’s sleep on the day before the treatment.
  • Do not apply any cream or lotion to the face on the day of treatment.

Laser Acne Scars Removal Procedure

Typical laser treatment for acne scars involves using fractional CO2 lasers. Here is the step-by-step procedure involved in this treatment:

  • The dermatologist applies a topical anesthetic solution to the treatment area 30 to 45 minutes before the procedure.
  • When the treatment site is numb, the practitioner directs the laser beam to the targeted areas using a hand-held laser device (DEKA Smartxide Fractional CO2 Laser).
  • The high-intensity carbon dioxide laser beams create microscopic holes of a specific size in the affected areas.
  • Our practitioner continues flashing the laser beams until the entire face has been treated.

Post-Treatment Care

Patients must follow post-procedural instructions from their practitioner after acne scars laser treatment. Some general post-procedural instructions are as follows:

  • Use ice packs to relieve any discomfort, pain, or itchiness.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks at least.
  • Keep the face generously moisturized to avoid any itching sensations.
  • Avoid touching the face unnecessarily.
  • Crusts may form in the treated areas. So, avoid picking or scratching the crust.

Recovery Time

Recovery in the case of Laser Acne Scar Treatment takes a few days with generally no downtime. Nevertheless, the practitioner may recommend a few days of rest. Moreover, the patients must follow post-procedural care instructions diligently.


Acne Scars Treatment in Dubai is a valuable treatment with the following benefits:

  • It is a quick, safe, and effective procedure.
  • The treatment has no extensive downtime.
  • Results of laser skin resurfacing are natural-looking and at par with surgical removal.
  • The scarring subsides as the skin heals completely.
  • It allows patients to have smooth and scar-free skin.
  • Carefully adhering to pre-and post-procedural guidelines will help you steer clear of side effects.

Other Treatment Options

Aside from laser treatment, a wide range of other acne scar treatments in Dubai is also available to reduce and even remove the most stubborn acne scars.

At Laser Skin Care Clinic, we offer the following acne scar treatments:

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels is one of the most commonly considered options to treat acne scars. This treatment involves the application of a diluted acidic solution to the skin. After that, this solution exfoliates the outermost, damaged skin layer and also boosts collagen levels. Nevertheless, chemical peels are helpful for mild acne scarring only.


Microdermabrasion is a simple skin treatment for acne scars that uses a sandblaster-like machine to buff the top skin layer. Additionally, this treatment stimulates the growth of the new skin layer that is free of spots and acne blemishes. This procedure also boosts the collagen levels to make your skin firm and youthful.

Radiofrequency Treatment (RFT)

Radiofrequency treatment for acne scars involves using pulsed waves that help create new skin, essentially without damaging the top-most skin layer. Moreover, RFT waves heat the collagen in the underlying skin layers, resulting in the shrinking and tightening of the skin. These waves also stimulate the production of collagen in your skin to make it firmer and livelier.

Acne Scar Treatment Cost in Dubai

The acne scar treatment cost depends on many different factors. These factors mainly include:

  • Clinic’s location
  • Type of facility
  • Type of skin and scar
  • Duration of the treatment session

At Laser Skin Care Clinic, we offer top-quality acne scars removal treatments. The average starting price of this treatment is AED 1000, and the final price depends on the factors mentioned above.

Before and After Results

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How to get rid of acne scars?

The most effective ways to treat acne scars in Dubai include:
Laser skin resurfacing
Chemical peels
All these treatments are non-surgical and require little to no downtime.

Are acne scars permanent?

Acne scars are permanent in the sense that they usually do not go away on their own. Generally, these scars are formed due to excess skin fibers produced when acne spots heal. However, the good news is acne scars treatment is possible with several home-based and clinical methods.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars result from inflamed blemishes developed due to enlarged pores filled with bacteria, dead skin cells, and excess oil. This skin condition is characterized by pore swelling, which gives acne scars a prominent appearance. While small lesions are not a cause of concern, large spots change your appearance permanently.

Which treatment is best for the removal of acne scars?

Laser resurfacing is the best acne scar removal treatment due to its better overall efficacy minus the side effects. This treatment exfoliates the top skin layer, promoting a less-scarred, fresh skin layer. On top of that, a laser resurfacing procedure is generally followed by a quicker recovery duration.

How is laser effective for acne scars?

Although one laser procedure wouldn't remove acne entirely, this treatment helps significantly reduce those scars' appearance. In fact, laser treatments available today make acne scars almost invisible.

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