Acne scars mar the surface of our smooth skin, making it look rough and aged. Acne scar removal in Singapore can help reduce distress in individuals affected. Patients sometimes pile on the makeup to cover these blemishes, but unlike pigmentation, these problems are not easily “covered up”. Active acne destroys the collagen in our skin, leaving behind these depressions and acne scars even after the acne infection clears up. This is why we advocate early and appropriate acne removal/treatment of active acne in Singapore.

Please read our article on active acne scar treatment here.

These acne scars can get worse with time as our skin loses collagen when we age and also when we accumulate more sun exposure.

Acne scars come in different forms and different acne scars frequently need different acne scar treatment modalities in Singapore. This simple diagram explains the different types of acne scars in Singapore. It is important to note that acne scars improve by collagen stimulation of the deep (reticular) dermis and this can take time for results to show, but appropriate treatment can yield visible results from the very first acne scar treatment! A complete scar removal for acne treatment approach in Singapore can yield complete removal of acne scars as well, contrary to popular belief that acne scars can only improve and not be removed completely. Run of the mill and single dimension acne scar treatments in Singapore frequently give very limited improvement, which many people will try to convince is the best you can achieve.

Different type of scars
Lady's face with acne scars

Picture examples of various scar types

Acne scars
Acne scars

These look like undulating hills.

Males acne scare near temple area
Acne scars

These look like sharp cliffs.

Male acne scars around cheeks
Acne scars

These look like deep valleys.

Acnes around jaw
or keloid Acne scarring

A less common type of acne scar in Singapore you see with acne scars are known as hypertrophic scars. Instead of dented skin areas, hypertrophic scars are bumpy and protruding from the skin.

Various Evidence Based Methods


Subcision is a treatment that breaks apart fibrous bands/tethers formed during the inflammatory acne process and left behind after the healing phase. Subcision releases tethered acne scars and is highly recommended to follow up with procedures like fractional CO2 laser. Fractional CO2 laser stimulates collagen.

Rejuran Healer

Rejuran Healer combined with Subcision with various collagen stimulators to inject into the scar tissue – a must for certain (but not all!) acne scar types in Singapore. This procedure requires very skilled techniques but give drastic improvements when done properly

PERFECT Resurfacing

PERFECT Resurfacing stands for a blend of various acne scar removal fractional lasers to target the different layers and targets of acne scar tissue

Starwalker FracPICO Scar and Tattoo Removal

This pico laser treatment is popular as it treats many concerns such as birthmarks, old acne scars, unwanted tattoos, enlarged pores and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with relatively low downtime.

Enerjet 2.0

The Enerjet 2.0 is a unique subcision acne scar treatment that relies on explosive kinetic technology to subcase acne scar tissue

TCA Cross and spot laser irradiation

Deep acne scars like ice-pick acne scars may require this, but it really depends on the scar morphology, skin type and most importantly doctor experience

Punch Excision

Punch Excision is the best acne scar treatment in Singapore for deep icepick acne scars, executed most appropriately with facial plastic micro-sutures

The Veritas Method for Acne Scar Removal in Singapore

Acne scar removal/treatments benefit most from using the most appropriate treatment for the appropriate acne scar type. Some acne scars only require laser treatments/energy device resurfacing, others only need subcision etc. Run of the mill and mass market acne scar treatments will give average results at best, and we frequently see patients who have been through multiple treatment sessions from such mass market acne scar treatments that yield no results at all! Remember that many treatment centres in Singapore will tell you that scars can only be reduced and not removed. This is normally due to limits in treatment equipment, knowledge and technical skills.

Sometimes, a combination of acne scar treatment is necessary. These combinations and the timings between the various acne scar removal combinations are a carefully developed clinical science which is precisely tailored for each individual.

Acne scar treatments in Singapore are best kicked start with a proper consultation and discussion with an experienced doctor.

At Veritas, we formulated a BLEND laser protocol, a proprietary acne scar removal tailored-combination of lasers that provide a no-downtime treatment for pigmentation, blemishes and deep acne scars conditions. This acne scar treatment protocol can treat active acne, fade acne marks and prevent acne from recurring.


The short answer is—yes, acne scars can be completely removed. With the correct combination of different treatment types for different acne scars, results close to 100% removal of acne scar is achievable.

All acne scars including rolling acne scars, box acne scars, ice pick acne scar, deep acne scar and keloid acne scar are suitable for our scar treatment. Our doctors will use a combination of dermal fillers laser treatments, some of which involve fractional CO2 laser, for scar treatment.

Dermal fillers are best used for rolling and atrophic scars.

Generally speaking, the deeper the acne scar, the more sessions would be required to even them out and to remove them completely, therefore it would cost more to treat deep acne scars. However, those with deep acne scars will also observe more substantial results in fewer sessions than those with shallow acne scars.

Any discomfort or pain is easily managed and minimised with numbing agents. For those with an especially low tolerance threshold for pain, we offer other options at Veritas for pain management. You may contact us to find out more.

Depending on the specific treatment plan for your acne scars, minimal to moderate downtime can be expected. Some redness and swelling may be observed for moderate cases that subside within a week.

You may start to observe visible improvement after the first session. The specific duration and number of sessions for the scar removal treatment plan will be advised by the Doctor after assessing your condition.

At Veritas, we offer a complete range of evidence-based treatments that are capable of treating all types of acne scar. Instead of using just pico laser or microneedling RF for many sessions, we diagnose the different types of acne scars and treat them efficiently. 

Before & after photos of patients with similar acne scars may be shown to you during your consultation.

As different acne scars require different treatments, the cost of acne scar removal in Singapore can vary greatly from $300 to upwards of $3,000.

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