Confidence in Clear Skin

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Cosmetic Dermatology

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Acne Scar Treatment in Ultimo

Face Your Day Without the Weight of Acne Scars

Active acne itself is not only a distressing condition, but it can leave behind unpleasant scarring. These scars do not respond to at-home treatments, requiring more intensive care with a specialist cosmetic dermatologist. At Dr Refresh, we focus on regaining our patients’ confidence through acne scar treatments that smooth and even out the skin.

Acne scar treatment can take a number of different forms, but we primarily use laser resurfacing, picosecond laser, radio frequency microneedling, and topical treatments. These techniques encourage your skin to produce new skin cells, free from the damage left behind by acne. With Dr Refresh, you can eliminate the reminder of your prior skin troubles and experience glowing, blemish-free skin.

Concerns We Can Address

Icepick scars

Rolling scars

Boxcar scars

Hypertrophic (raised) scars

Hyperpigmented acne scars


What to Expect

Step 1: Consultation

Before receiving treatment at Dr Refresh, we ask that our patients come in for a consultation to meet with Dr Ritu Gupta or her associate dermatologists, who are specialist medical and cosmetic dermatologists, or one of her nurses and therapists. At this consultation, we want to hear from you and learn more about your concerns. We take this time to develop a treatment plan and determine which of our acne scar treatments in Ultimo may help you.


The Acne Scar Treatment Process

Step 2: Process

After outlining your treatment program, we will move forward with your next steps. Before beginning these procedures, our specialist will apply a prescription topical cream or oral medication to minimise any discomfort. Each patient may undergo different treatments to achieve their desired results. These may include a combination of topical solutions, laser resurfacing, subcision, punch elevation, punch excision, RF microneedling, and more.


How It Works

Step 3: Follow-Up

Many patients schedule a series of appointments to eliminate their acne scars. We will instruct you on how to care for your skin, including using sun protection, avoiding makeup, and applying silicone gel. In just a few days, you’ll be on your way to new, clear skin after visiting Dr Refresh in Ultimo!

Methods for Acne Scar Reduction

Laser Resurfacing

We utilise Erbium and fractionated CO2 laser devices to narrow scars and carefully remove the outermost layers of your skin to produce new, healthy skin.

Picosecond Laser

By emitting brief pulses of laser energy, a Picosecond Laser selectively targets the scars and removes unwanted tissue.

TCA Cross

Our specialist applies trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to each individual scar to stimulate collagen remodeling and reduce its appearance.

RF Microneedling

RF microneedling creates microwounds within the skin for increased collagen production that diminishes acne scars.

Punch Excison and Elevation

Our specialist dermatologists can excise or elevate acne and other scars as part of our unique, multifaceted scar treatment process.


Our specialist dermatologists can loosen tethered acne and other scars as part of our unique, multifaceted scar treatment process.

Results from Acne Scar Reduction

Before & After

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