Acne Scarring

Acne Scarring

What we offer at Northern Dermatology

Acne scarring treatments include:

Fractionated Radiofrequency

Fractionated Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is the use of RF energy in a grid-like pattern to heat the deeper layers of the skin with minimal change in the overlying skin. This leads to collagen remodelling with improvement in scarring and skin contour.

The major advantage of this treatment is little downtime after a treatment.

Fractionated CO2 LASER

Fractionated CO2 LASER is used for various treatments including rhinophyma, severe sun damage of the lip, xanthelasma, full face rejuvenation, lower eyelid rejuvenation, smoker’s lip rejuvenation, surgical scar revision, skin cancers, pearly penile papules.

This treatment offers superior results to RF however there is a much longer downtime, 7 to 10 days.


Subcision is a treatment where a cannula pierces the skin and is used to sever the tethered attachments of the scars from the underlying tissues. Local anaesthetic is injected into the area of scarring prior to the treatment.

This treatment may be offered in conjunction with the Fractionated CO2 LASER.

TCA Cross (tricholoroacetic acid chemical reconstruction of skin scars)

TCA Cross is most suited for pitted scars. Trichoroacetic acid is placed into each scar causing an inflammatory reaction slowing filling the scar with granulation tissue.


Fillers can be used to fill out depressed scars.


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