What Are My Treatment Options for Acne and Acne Scarring?

From over-the-counter cleansers and spot treatments, to powerful prescription medicines and in clinic procedures, there are many effective acne treatments available today. This does not mean that every solution works for every person who has acne, but it does mean that nearly every case of acne can be controlled when the right treatment approach is found.

Those struggling with the after effects of severe breakouts also have many options at their disposal. Acne scarring can be reduced with a variety of nonsurgical procedures available at our South Melbourne skin clinic.

Acne Treatments

Although we often think of it as a teenage concern, acne can occur at any age. Our focus when treating acne is addressing the root causes of breakouts: clogged pores and P. acnes bacteria. We can do this with a variety of safe and effective treatment methods.

BBL Forever Clear

Broad Band Light therapy, specifically the Forever Clear BBL protocol uses a combination of blue, yellow and infrared light to eliminate bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote the body’s natural healing process to clear acne.


Dermafrac combines microdermabrasion, and microneedling with simultaneous serum infusion. For patients with acne, we utilise the Clarifying serum, which contains salicylic acid to open clogged pores and neutralise P. acnes bacteria, whilst stimulating collagen remodelling to improve skin texture and scarring.

Medical Peels

BHA (beta hydroxy acid) medical peels containing salicylic acid are effective in treating facial congestion and acne. As these are superficial peels, peeling and downtime are minimal, and all skin types can be treated.


Omnilux LED therapy utilises precise wavelengths of light to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Omnilux Blue produces blue light that targets P. acnes bacteria to reduce breakouts and calm inflammation. This treatment may be used in conjunction with Omnilux Revive, which emits a therapeutic red light.


Exfoliating the skin with microdermabrasion loosens surface skin cells, then suctions away the loosened cells and other debris. This helps clear out congested pores and minimises the appearance of enlarged pores while giving the skin a healthy, radiant look.

Medical-Grade Skincare

In addition to the professional treatments offered in our South Melbourne cosmetic practice, we also offer cosmeceuticals to help you manage your skin at home. Our team will assess your skin to determine the best products for clearing your complexion.

Acne Scarring

The excitement of saying goodbye to acne is sometimes tarnished by the arrival of acne scars. Our treatments can help minimise the appearance of several types of acne scars as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).


Microneedling (also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy) with the Dermapen 4 uses tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin. The resulting wound-healing response releases growth factors and boosts collagen production, which can help smooth out acne scarring. Microneedling works best for depressed, rather than raised, scars.


Utilising the same principle behind standard microneedling, Dermafrac creates superficial and controlled punctures in the skin with miniature needles. This triggers a skin remodelling process that can reduce the appearance of mild acne scarring.


Tixel is an innovative technology for skin rejuvenation treatment.  It utilises a unique Thermo Mechanical Ablation technique which combines heat and motion, to create microchannels in the skin.  These channels stimulate collagen and elastin production, which improves skin texture and the appearance of acne scars.  Tixel is renowned for its versatility in addressing concerns like skin crepeiness, wrinkles, scars and age spots. It offers a faster recovery period compared to traditional ablative procedures


Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), an ingredient used in some chemical peels, also forms the basis of a potent treatment for deep ice pick acne scarring. TCA CROSS (chemical reconstruction of skin scars) involves using a toothpick to deposit a small amount of TCA onto the scars. A series of treatments raise the scar to match the level of the surrounding skin.

Volume Correction and Collagen Stimulation

The appearance of depressed acne scars can also be improved by correcting the volume deficit of the scar to improve the overall appearance.  As per  TGA regulations we can provide more details regarding this treatment only during a consultation.


Subcision is a medical procedure that uses a specialised hypodermic needle to break up the fibrotic strands tethering acne scar tissue to the underlying tissue. This can help release the upper layers of skin and reduce depressions resulting from scarring.

Blemish-Free Skin Begins With a Consultation

At Kaya Cosmedica, we provide patients with clinically proven techniques that restore clear complexions by reducing acne breakouts and acne scarring. Our treatments are safe and minimally invasive with little downtime, and each one can be customised for individual requirements.

Enquire today to schedule a formal evaluation of your unique acne or acne scarring treatment needs. We will be happy to provide you with detailed information on how each option can help treat your concerns and improve your skin for good.