Acne Scars

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 treatments that produce new collagen fibres.

The Basics

A multi-modal approach with Laser treatments, Skin Needling, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Dermal Fillers will give the best results.

Significant improvement in the appearance of the acne scar and the pigmentation can be seen as new collagen fibres are produced.

The downtime will vary from 1-3 days. The best results will be seen at 3months post treatment.

Multi-modal Approach Required
Costs Vary
Significant Results Achievable

*Results may vary from patient to patient.
**All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.

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Top Acne Scars Questions

Acne Scars Treatment Options

Initial consultation is between $150 — $220 Cosmos Clinic offers various treatments for reducing the appearance of Acne Scarring, with optimal results being achieved via a multi-modal approach:

Dermal Fillers can be a great option for instant improvements with little to no downtime. Dermal fillers can last 1-2 years and are effective at treating scarring (ice pick, keloid, and rolling scars).

Prices for Dermal Fillers/Dermal Stimulators start from $350
Fractional Laser or Skin Needling + Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Induces new collagen formation over 3-6 months. Downtime is 1-4 days and 1-3 sessions may be required.

Prices for Skin Needling vary between $600 – $800 with PRP
Prices for Fractional Laser vary between $700 - $1,200
Skin Needling + PRP and/or Dermal Fillers for mild-moderate acne scarring is optimal approach

Prices for Skin Needling vary between $600 – $800 with PRP
Prices for Dermal Fillers/Dermal Stimulators start from $350
Fractional laser + PRP Dermal Fillers for severe acne scarring is optimal approach

Prices for Fractional Laser vary between $700 - $1,200
Prices for PRP vary between $400 – $600
Prices for Dermal Fillers/Dermal Stimulators start from $350

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.

At which clinic 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).

Clinic Locations

Come visit for a consultation

10 Henrietta Street

Double Bay NSW 2028

Monday to Saturday

8:30am - 5:30pm


163 Archer Street

North Adelaide, SA, 5006


9am - 5pm


10am - 6pm

Wednesday to Friday

9am - 5pm


Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2

70 Kent Street, Deakin ACT 2600

Monday to Friday

9am - 5:30pm


By Appointment

Gold Coast

220 Ashmore Road

Benowa QLD 4217

Monday to Friday

9am - 5pm