Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I am a 34 yrs male and have acne scars on my face specially on both cheeks. Recently I am getting black spots on face and few on neck as well it looks like moles. I want to get rid of them completely both black spots and acne scars. And also sometimes I am getting whiteheads on nose and lower jaws but its leaving a mark while disappearing. How to treat them as well.
If you are have active acne that is leaving marks and scarring, it is imperative that your acne is treated quickly. it may require a combination of medications and topical therapies to get your skin clear. A consultation with one of our doctors might help you here.
Once we have treated your active acne, we can look at modalities to treat your ‘black spots’ and scarring. The ‘black spots’ or pigmentation caused from acne occurs more commonly on those with olive or darker skin types. In these skin types, melanin or skin pigmentation is produced as a result of trauma to the skin (from acne). To reduce these marks, we can use skin lightening or bleaching agents to help speed their removal.
In regards to the acne scarring (indented?), it is possible to treat your skin with a laser such as the Fraxel laser. This laser helps to remodel collagen and stimulate new collagen production to bring up an indentations in the skin. A more aggressive option that requires more recovery time is skin needling. This does a similar thing to fraxel laser, but uses a skin roller with fine needles in it instead of a laser.