Burnaby and Vancouver patients who suffer from acne breakouts not only have to deal with the appearance of acne, they also experience acne scarring. Acne scars are small marks that appear on the skin.

Acne scars come in two forms. Many scars appear as purple, pink or brown spots. The other form of acne scar is known as a pock mark, or ice pick scar. This type of acne scar is not as common and appears as a small, thin and deep depression and is difficult to treat. The amount of acne scarring a person experiences varies, as does the exact type of scarring and frequency of occurrence. These are primarily influenced by genetic makeup.

Causes of Acne Scarring

Inflamed skin lesions like cysts, pustules, and nodules can produce acne scars. Squeezing acne can cause this inflammation and subsequent scarring, and is therefore not recommended.

When an acne scar appears as a discoloration, this is due to the body’s healing process. As the skin tries to rebuild in a natural way, pigment irregularities may form.


To help resolve acne scarring and restore clear, smooth skin, we provide Sublative® rejuvenation with eMatrix™. During this treatment, the skin is targeted with a matrix of fractionated bipolar radio frequency energy waves. The small dots of heat energy damage the tissue in a precise manner, and healthy skin regions are left around the damaged areas.

This healthy tissue aids in the body’s healing process, helping to produce new skin cells and strong collagen and elastin protein. Discolored skin is replaced with healthy cells, and the increase in new protein fibers eases away acne scars.

If you would like to learn more about Sublative® rejuvenation treatment for acne scarring, contact our office in the Burnaby and Vancouver area and arrange a consultation with Dr. Perhez Jaffer at (604) 298-4481.