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    Acne Scar Treatments in Calgary

    Begin your journey to smoother skin in Calgary, where our expert team of board certified dermatologists and certified medical aesthetics technicians specializes in diminishing acne scars. Utilizing state-of-the-art treatments, we focus on effectively reducing the appearance of acne scars, restoring your skin's natural texture and radiance.

    What Are Acne Scars?

    Acne scars develop when severe breakouts deeply penetrate the skin, causing damage. As your body heals and produces collagen, imbalances in this process lead to scarring. These scars often originate from inflammation in acne-affected pores, which can break down the pore walls. While small blemishes might heal quickly, larger ones can spread their contents into surrounding tissue, resulting in more significant, deeper scarring.

    Acne Scar Treatments at Beacon Dermatology

    Acne Laser Treatment

    AviClear™ is the first FDA-approved laser treatment by Cutera, revolutionizing acne management. Targeting the sebaceous glands to reduce oil production, a significant acne trigger, AviClear™ offers a groundbreaking alternative to traditional creams and medications. Safe for all skin types and with minimal side effects, this innovative treatment is a breakthrough in dermatology, providing clear, lasting results for those with mild to severe acne.

    IPL & Forever Young™ BBL

    IPL and Forever Young™ BBL are cutting-edge technologies transforming skin health. Using intense pulsed light, these treatments cater to all skin tones and types, safely and effectively enhancing skin quality. By targeting specific skin pigments, they eliminate unwanted cells, tackling issues like hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. These advanced light-based therapies not only address existing skin concerns but also promote a healthier, more youthful complexion.


    Infini RF Microneedling specializes in treating acne scars by employing fractional heating beneath the skin's surface, specifically aimed at boosting collagen and elastin production. This targeted approach is particularly effective for diminishing acne scarring on the face and neck, making it a suitable option for individuals of all skin types seeking a focused solution for their scar concerns.


    Fraxel laser technology utilizes the body's natural healing process to generate healthy skin tissue and replace damaged cells. Studies have demonstrated that Fraxel laser treatment is a useful option for addressing mild to medium-depth acne scars. While the procedure causes some skin damage, the injuries are minor, and the recovery time is also minimal.

    Why Choose Beacon Dermatology for Your Acne Scar

    At Beacon Dermatology, we offer a range of acne scar treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our board-certified dermatologists use modern and effective acne treatment techniques, combined with our deep understanding of skin biology and laser technology. We take pride in prioritizing the safety and effectiveness of our patients' care. To explore how our specialized acne scar treatments in Calgary can benefit you, book a consultation with our expert team today.

    Acne Scar Treatment FAQs

    What Are the Types of Acne Scars?

    The primary types of acne scars we address at Beacon Dermatology are atrophic and hypertrophic scars:

    Atrophic Acne Scars: These form when the skin fails to regenerate tissue correctly, resulting in indentations as healing occurs below the skin's surface.

    • Ice Pick Scars: Small, deep indentations, wider at the surface and narrow deeper in the skin, caused by the skin's healing process.
    • Boxcar Scars: Resemble rounded craters with sharp, vertical edges, appearing as indents that heal below the top layer of skin.
    • Rolling Scars: Indentations with sloped sides, often wider than 5 millimeters, giving the skin an uneven appearance and texture. They can also lead to other scar types, marks, and discoloration.

    Hypertrophic Acne Scars: These are raised lesions formed from an overgrowth of fibrous tissue during the acne healing process, typically where the acne lesion was located.

    Can You Remove Acne Scars Completely?

    While complete removal of acne scars may be challenging, various treatments, including laser therapy, microneedling, and chemical peels, can significantly reduce their appearance, leading to smoother skin. The effectiveness depends on the type and severity of scars, as well as individual response to treatment. A consultation with a dermatologist at Beacon Dermatology can determine the best approach for your specific case.

    Are Acne Scar Treatment Results Permanent?

    It's important to note that the results of acne scar treatment may not be permanent. The duration of the effects depends on the treatment used and individual factors such as scar type and skin condition. For instance, laser therapy and microneedling can provide long-lasting improvements, but periodic maintenance may be needed.

    Do Acne Scar Treatments Hurt?

    The level of discomfort experienced during acne scar treatment differs and depends on the specific procedure and an individual's pain tolerance. While some treatments may cause mild discomfort, others are virtually painless. At Beacon Dermatology, we use topical anesthesia or numbing creams to reduce any potential pain. Patients should discuss their concerns during their consultation to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.

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