Acne Scarring

Light Touch Clinic specialises in the safe and effective treatment of acne scarring. Our skin experts offer the latest treatments to address both fresh and mature acne scars.

About Acne Scarring

Around 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 are likely to experience acne, a condition frequently prompted by hormonal fluctuations during puberty and pregnancy.

A common concern that arises from having suffered from acne, is acne scarring. When breakouts of this inflammatory condition penetrate the tissue beneath the skin, it causes damage from which a scar can form. When the body works to repair a wound, it knits the skin back together with collagen. The collagen has a different tone and texture to that of the surrounding skin, which gives it that recognisable, scarred appearance. Acne scarring can be the cause of a lot of distress. Thankfully we offer a variety of effective treatment options.

Many of the treatments we offer can also be used on active acne as well as acne scarring. You do not need to wait until the acne has cleared up before treatment. Often treating during the active phase means we can prevent further scarring.

We will conduct a full assessment during a pre-treatment consultation, which will determine the type of scarring that you have and the approach that will need to be taken to improve the texture of the skin.

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Recommended Treatments


Intracel combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production and improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

Tixel Skin Treatment

An innovative rejuvenation and resurfacing procedure that tightens the skin, improves the look of scars, and promotes the absorption of topical products.

Aliaxin Facial Fillers

Formulated with hyaluronic acid, a natural skin hydrator, these fillers effectively reduce wrinkles and enhance facial features while also restoring volume.


Intense pulsed light treatment that helps uneven skin tone and rejuvenates the skin by reducing pigmentation and thread (spider) veins.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP treatment harnesses the power of your own blood in order to treat a variety of concerns. PRP can be used to improve the appearance of ageing skin, skin injuries and scars.

Polynucleotides Skin Rejuvenation

Polynucleotide injections offer patients an entirely new form of anti-ageing injectables, reversing the signs of ageing and skin damage from within.

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Acne Scarring – Frequently Asked Questions

No, not all acne scars are permanent. Some may fade over time, especially newer scars like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or erythema, with proper skin care and sun protection.

However, more severe scars may persist without intervention. Book a consultation with us to help determine the best treatment approach tailored to your skin type.

Acne scars come in various forms:

  • Atrophic Scars – depressions in the skin caused by a loss of tissue
  • Hypertrophic Scars – raised scars resulting from excess collagen production during the healing process. 
  • Ice Pick Scars – deep, narrow scars that resemble small holes or pits in the skin.
  • Rolling Scars – create a rolling texture on the skin, and appear wave-like.
  • Hyperpigmentation – flat, dark spots left behind after acne lesions heal – more common in individuals with darker skin tones.
  • Keloid Scars – raised scars that may extend beyond the original site of the acne lesion – can be itchy, tender, or painful.
  • Boxcar Scars – appear as round or oval depressions with steep, defined edges, resembling the scars left by chickenpox.

Yes, acne scar treatments can be effective for various skin types, but individual factors like sensitivity and pigmentation levels may influence treatment selection and outcomes.

While it’s challenging to prevent acne scars entirely, early and effective acne management can help minimise the risk of scarring.

Consistent skincare routines, avoiding picking or squeezing pimples, and seeking prompt treatment for acne can all contribute to reducing the likelihood of developing scars.

Using topical treatments can help reduce the redness of acne scars. Daily sunscreen also helps to prevent sun damage while hydrating the skin, and using vitamin C serums can aid in reducing redness.

Professional treatments like chemical peels or laser therapy are often the most effective ways to treat acne scars.

Yes, it can. There are many treatment options available, for example:

  • Tixel Skin Treatment – rejuvenation and resurfacing procedure that tightens the skin and improves the look of scars uses the power of your own blood to improve the appearance of scars, and various other concerns.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment – uses the power of your own blood to improve the appearance of scars, and various other concerns.
  • INTRAcel – microneedling and radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production and improve the texture and appearance of skin.

Explore our full range of recommended treatments for acne scarring.

Why Choose Light Touch Clinic?

Our clients choose our multi award-winning Surrey based clinic because we offer:


Outstanding yet natural results


Highly qualified expert therapists


Clean and comfortable environment


Friendly and relaxed atmosphere