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Acne Scar Removal Treatments in Singapore

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Don’t waste your time and money on treatments that don’t work!

It is important that you need to know your options. Before coming to see me, it’s not uncommon for patients to try ineffective methods such as skin care routine and chemical peel.

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Types of Acne Scar: Ice Pick, Box, Rolling, and Hypertropic

Acne scars are permanent indentations or textural changes that occur on the skin due to acne. They can occur on the face, chest, shoulders, upper back, and anywhere else acne appears on the body.

Acne scars result from inflammation within the dermis brought on by acne vulgaris. The damage caused by this inflammation can take many forms.

The most common form of acne scars is ice pick scars, Boxcar scars, and Rolling scars.

What causes Acne Scars?

Many factors cause acne scars. One of the most common causes is squeezing or picking at pimples. This can tear the skin, causing damage and inflammation and scarring. Other contributing factors include hormonal changes, sun exposure, poor diet, smoking, certain medications, and genetic predisposition.

  • Hormonal changes: Women are especially prone to acne scarring during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause due to the fluctuations of hormones.

  • Sun exposure: Those who spend much time in the sun can also be more likely to develop acne scars as they age. UVB radiation can damage collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, leading to scarring.

  • Poor diet: A diet high in sugar and unhealthy fats can lead to inflammation, contributing to scarring.

  • Smoking: Smoking damages the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, which leads to deeper wrinkles and an increased risk of acne scarring.

  • Certain medications: Some medications such as corticosteroids, lithium or phenytoin used for treating chronic conditions may promote acne formation, leading to scarring.

  • Genetic predisposition: Certain genetic markers increase the chances of developing acne scars due to family history and other unknown factors.

Acne Scar Treatments Available in Singapore

Laser treatment can be helpful for both acne indentations and acne marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). There are several types of medical technologies for treating different skin conditions.

Lasers either peel off the outer layer of dead skin cells or boost skin collagen production to repair the damaged skin cells.

Fractional CO2 Laser 

Fractional CO2 Laser treatment is effective for treating acne scarring at the top layer of your skin.

Fractional CO2 treatment has a downtime of 2 – 5 days. Common brands of CO2 Lasers include Edge, eCO2, SmartXide, Mixto, Fraxel.

Fraxel Dual

Fraxel 1927nm wavelength treats the pigmentation spots while Fraxel 1550nm wavelength improves skin texture.

Pico Lasers

Pico Lasers are effective in treating post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (brown marks).

This is amongst the latest non-ablative lasers that is able to target acne scars with more precision and safety, resulting in shorter downtime. The solution is proven to be one of the safest technologies as it has the least damage to the surrounding tissues.

Pulse-dye lasers

Pulse-dye laser treatment use heat energy to tackle the redness and blood vessels associated with acne marks/ post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This technology has minimal downtime.

As you can see, there are MANY types of acne scar treatments. Hence, it is best to consult with your doctor to understand which treatments give your the best results.

Acne Scars Laser treatment In Singapore
Pulse-dye laser
$250 – $400/session
Fractional laser
$500 – $1000/session
Both require 3 - 6 sessions for more effective results.

2. Radiofrequency microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling cost in Singapore:

INFINI costs about $800 – $2000/session in Singapore. 3-5 sessions are normally recommended.

3. Chemical peels

In my practise, I like to use a specialised solution called TCA CROSSThis involves using a toothpick or needle to place TCA solution. This treatment has downtime of 5-7 days.

Time-consuming and tedious? Yes it is, but ice pick scars can have good results with TCA cross. 

4. Subcision of acne scars

Acne depressions might be due to fibrous scar tissue that pull down the surface of your skin. In this situation, lasers will have limited effects, as your skin surface is “tethered down” by these scar tissue.

With subcision, a small needle is used to release the fibrous tissue beneath the scar. As the area heals, the new collagen also helps to push the base of the pimple scar up.

You’ll see visible improvements in your pimple scars after each subcision acne scar treatment.

The downside to subcision for treating acne scars is bruising after the procedure, which can last for 2 – 5 days.

5. Acne Scar Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Rejuran S

Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Rejuran S fillers are used to elevate shallow, broad-based indentations.

Although the fillers are temporary, they will stimulate collagen in your skin, which improves your skin condition.

This newly-produced collagen gives permanent scar improvement results.

Bellafill is the first FDA-approved dermal filler for permanently correcting moderate to severe indentations. It’s unfortunately not available locally yet at the time of writing.

Derma fillers scar treatment cost in Singapore:

Restylane and Juvederm costs about $800 – $1000/syringe. 2 syringes are typically used per session.

How much does acne scar removal treatment in Singapore cost?

The average price range of acne scar removal treatment:

  • Mild to moderate treatment costs: $1800 – $3500
  • Severe treatment costs: $3500 – $7000

How much improvement can I expect after treatment?

In my experience, most patients can expect an average improvement of 50 – 70%. For the majority of cases, patients see a 70 – 80% improvement in acne scars.
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The amount of improvement also depends on:

  • the type of acne scar you have
  • your skin type and skin response.

How our Acne Scar Treatments are Different

Acne scar treatments are available at many clinics in Singapore.

However, what makes us different is our personalised approach to skin care. We use technologies that tailor every treatment plan according to your needs, lifestyle and budget.

We also provide comprehensive advice on acne scar prevention and management so you can prevent further damage or recurrence of scars.

Our friendly team is here to answer any questions, so feel free to drop us a call or visit our clinic today!

Specialised Acne Scar Treatments are Necessary to Remove Every Type of Scar

Your scars are unique. Your solutions ought to be too.

Dr Justin Boey treats each scar using a customised combination of treatments for more effective and visible results. This approach combines treatments that target your unique skin condition and the variance of your scars.

We also understand the importance of minimal downtime for busy individuals, so we select treatments accordingly to reduce recovery time.

At our clinic, we value giving you the best possible result with as little disruption to your life. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of acne scar removal treatments to help you achieve smoother and clearer skin in no time! If you want an acne scar treatment that works for you, contact us today.

Sozo 360º Acne Scar Treatments – Precise & Personalised

I believe in Precise and Personalised treatment for your skin condition.

With a full suite of more than eight treatments, I use a customised combination of the latest technology to ensure optimal results.

I commonly combine up to 3 types of treatments in 1 session for faster and more effective results.

But Dr Justin, if this 360º approach is so effective, why isn’t it more widely practised?

1. Time-consuming process requires a meticulous doctor

The 360° Approach to Acne Scar is time-consuming – from consultation all the way to treatment and recovery.


Detailed consultation to understand your goals, lifestyle and preferences.

Scar Assessment

Scars need to be felt instead of just seen. Scar assessments requires manual palpation of the scars to determine how deep the scars are.


Lasers are also faster to perform than subsicion – except 1. I take more than 3x longer for subcision as compared to a Fractional CO2/Erbium Laser. INFINI Fractional Micro-Needling is the only other energy based device that takes as long as subcision – this is because multiple passes at different depths are needed. The regenerative healing compunds like Rejuran S are also injected in micro-droplets by hand.


2. Heavy Investment in acne scar lasers/technology

Most clinics only have 1-2 types of lasers.

An Acne Scar clinic has to be well-equipped with the latest acne scar lasrs, peels and fillers.

Such technology is expensive and most clinics won’t have the full range unless they specialise in treating acne scars.

Begin Your Acne Scar Treatment Journey with the following photos for Self-Assessment of your Skin!

Types Of Pimple Scars

Rolling Acne Scars Treatment in Singapore

Rolling/Atrophic Scars

Technology of choice:

  • Fractional Pico
  • Fractional CO2
Ice Pick Acne Scars Treatment in Singapore

Ice Pick Scars

Technology of choice:

  • Subcision with fillers
  • TCA cross
  • Fractional CO2
Boxcar Acne Scars Treatment in Singapore

Boxcar Scars

Technology of choice:

  • Subcision with fillers
  • TCA
  • Fractional CO2
Post-inflammatory Erythema Treatment in Singapore

Post-inflammatory Erythema

Technology of choice:

Brown Pigmented Scar

Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Technology of choice:

Hypertrophic Acne Scars Treatment in Singapore

Hypertrophic Scars

Corticosteroid Injection

Sozo’s Acne Scar Treatment Price List

Scar Type
360° Acne Scar Treatment Program
Combination of the most suitable treatments
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Fractional Pico
Fractional Non-ablative Laser
Shallow Rolling Scars
From $450
INFINI Fractional RF
Microneedling Radiofrequency
Deep Rolling Scars
From $850
EndyMed Nano-Fractional Radiofrequency
Nanofractional Radiofrequency
Shallow Rolling scars
From $500
EdgeOne Fractional CO2
Fractional Ablative Laser
Box-car, Rolling Scars
From $450
Mechanical Breakdown of scars
All Scars
From $400
TCA Cross
Chemical Breakdown of Scars
Ice Pick Scar
From $300
Enerjet 2.0
Jet Pressure Subcision
All Scars
From $800
Rejuran S
Injectable Collagen Stimulator
All Scars
From $500
Price list
360° Acne Scar Treatment Program


Combination of the most suitable treatments

Scar Type



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INFINI Fractional RF


Microneedling Radiofrequency

Scar Type

Deep Rolling, Atrophic scars


From $850

EdgeOne Fractional CO2


Fractional Ablative Laser

Scar Type

Shallow Rolling, Boxcar scars


From $450



Mechanical Breakdown of scars

Scar Type

All Scars


From $400

Rejuran S


Injectable Collagen Stimulator

Scar Type

All Scars


From $500

* Individual results may vary. Final treatment prices depend on severity of condition. Please see a doctor for formal face-to-face medical consult.

Our Certified Acne Scar Doctor

Dr. Justin Boey

Dr Justin Boey is a dedicated medical practitioner trained in the latest acne scar treatments and technologies. He is interested in skin conditions and aims to help you achieve clear, healthy skin with minimal downtime. Call us today to book an appointment for your acne scar treatment!


The scars one has doesn’t have to define them. Whether the scarring is permanent depends on the kind of scarring one has left behind after pimples. For teens, some new acne scarring fade away on their own over time. Deep scars may require micro-needling treatment. Consult with a dermatology or skin doctor to find out the best treatment method with least side effects for you.

It depends on the kind of acne marks. There are spot treatments and oral medications that can minimize the appearance of some mild acne scars over time. Severe acne scars can be fully treated with subcision and medical treatments.

There are different kinds of acne treatments that can help remove or reduce the appearance of acne scarring, such as punch excision, Chemical peels, subcision, and Laser Treatments.

Cost for Acne Scar removal treatments ranges from $300 to $850, The price depends on the type of problem, your condition, and the treatment you wish to avail. Consult with our expert for a customized approach to give you the best acne removal results.

Sozo Clinic’s acne scar treatments are specifically tailored for each individual. Our treatments combine the latest technologies to deliver optimal results and minimal downtime. We also work with you to determine what works best for your skin condition, lifestyle and budget.

Acne scar treatments vary with the type of scars you have. Rolling, boxcar and ice pick scars are most suitable for treatment. Hyperpigmentation and post-inflammatory erythema can also be improved with our treatments.

The treatments may cause some discomfort, especially with the ablative laser. However, it is very manageable, and most patients do not require any sedation or anaesthesia. We will ensure you are comfortable during your treatment session.

Yes, there may be some downtime depending on the treatment used. Most patients return to work after a day or two of rest. However, you should avoid strenuous activities for at least a week after your session.

It depends on the severity of the scarring. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results. Results may start to appear after the first few sessions, but it will take some time before you can see the outcome.

Each session usually lasts between 30 to 45 minutes.


Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Boey’s journey in aesthetics brought him to esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Queen Mary University of London in diverse cities like Seoul, London, Boston and New York.