Acne Scars

Quick facts

Acne Scars result from abnormal collagen production during the skin’s healing process post active acne. Whilst it is difficult to treat, the appearance of such scarring can be vastly improved via collagen production treatments.

  • A multi-modal approach to treatment provides the best results

  • A combination of Laser treatments, Skin Needling, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Dermal Fillers can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and atrophic scars

  • Severe acne scars can be treated with significant improvement

  • The best treatment option will depend on your desired results

  • *Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

Multi-modal approach required

Costs vary

Significant improvements achieveable

Before and after

*Results may vary from patient to patient

Treatment Options

Cosmos Clinic offers various treatments for reducing the appearance of Acne Scarring, with optimal results being achieved via a multi-modal approach:


Acne Scars treatment prices vary depending on your overall situation, expectations and treatment option selected.

As a guide:

  • Prices for Fractional Laser vary between $700 - $1,200
  • Prices for Skin Needling vary between $400 – $600 without PRP
  • Prices for Skin Needling vary between $600 – $800 with PRP
  • Prices for PRP vary between $400 – $600
  • Prices for Dermal Fillers/Dermal Stimulators start from $350
  • Initial consultation is between $150- $220


  • What causes acne scarring?
    • Acne scars occur as a result of abnormal collagen production during healing. Teenage acne is a major cause for many adults being left with unsightly acne scars, even after the active acne has been successfully treated.

      Acne scarring can be very difficult to treat, its appearance can be vastly improved when combining treatments that are aimed at the formation of new collagen production.

  • What results can I expect?
    • New collagen production can take up to 3 – 6 months for the full results (* Results may vary from patient to patient), so expect a gradual improvement in acne scarring over this time.

      Dermal fillers will provide a more instant result while waiting for the full effects of new collagen production.

      Acne scarring is difficult to treat however with a multi-modal approach vast improvements can be made.


  • What is the level of discomfort for these acne scar treatments?
      • Fractional Laser:  A topical anaesthetic is applied to maintain your comfort during the procedure. Afterwards, cool compresses can be used to minimise discomfort.
      • Skin Needling:  A topical anaesthetic is applied and you may feel a very mild prickling sensation
      • PRP:  This treatment is very similar to a blood test and you may experience a mild prick sensation.
      • Dermal Filler/ Dermal Stimulator:  These options have very minimal discomfort, but you may feel a small pricking in the area.
  • How do I know which approach is best for me?
    • To get a more accurate idea of which treatment or treatment combination will work best for you, a consultation is highly recommended.

      During the consultation, you can discuss your treatment options and the results you can expect to achieve.

  • Which clinics can I undertake treatments for Acne Scarring?
    • Your initial Acne Scarring consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia (Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast).

Sydney. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm


10 Henrietta Street, Double Bay NSW 2028


1300 138 797


Cosmopolitan Centre: 22 Knox Street, Double Bay

1-13 Cross Street, Double Bay

2P parking available in surrounding area

Adelaide. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Mon: 9am-5pm. Tue: 10am-6pm. Wed-Fri: 9am-5pm


163 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Canberra. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: By Appointment


Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2, 70 Kent St, Deakin ACT 2600

Gold Coast. is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm


220 Ashmore Road, Benowa QLD 4217