Acne scars Case Study

95% of people with acne have some residual scarring. Therefore, At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we designed the Laser treatment of acne scars to minimize the appearance of old acne scars.

Laser treatment for acne scars utilizes light energy to remove scar tissues at the dermal and epidermal levels. Simultaneously, the treatment induces deep tissue coagulation and the development and replacement of skin tissues by new, healthy skin cells.

The type of light-based treatment depends on the acne’s state (active acne), the type of acne scars, and the tone of the skin. This is an Acne Scars Case Study

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Cost of Acne scar treatment

Health insurance does not reimburse the cost of laser treatments, as it is considered a cosmetic. The total cost of active acne and acne scars ranges between 2000 to 3000 depending on the number of sessions required; The cost is not paid upfront but over three to six months. Here are some factors that might affect the price:

  • Size of the area
  • Type of laser
  • The severity of the case and the number of sessions required

Fraxel laser is one of the most effective treatments, with a broad safety profile. However, it is one of the most expensive lasers. It irritates the skin with two different wavelengths in a fractional pattern and different levels of skin penetration.

How Fraxel works

Fraxel laser has two main mechanisms of action to treat acne scars: ablation and coagulation.  The 1927 nm laser induces ablation and skin resurfacing. However, the 1550 nm laser is responsible for the coagulation effect to break scar tissues and stimulate skin modulation. We usually use other lasers and light-based treatments such as Spectra pulsed-dye laser and intense pulse light (IPL) to control active acne. These lasers work on capillaries’ porphyrins sensitization. We used other lasers such as ablative fractional laser Er-Yag (Fotona) or CO2 (Ultrapulse) in more complicated cases.

Before and after picture

We took these pictures after one session of Fraxel laser at the Albany Cosmetic and Laser center in Edmonton. Dr. Kamal Alhallak Ph.D. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences provided the Settings and initial consultation

Facts about this Case

  • Procedure Cost: $000
  • Procedure Time: 60 Min
  • Downtime: 3-7 days
  • Results: Refreshed look
  • Adverse Effects: Redness
  • permanent results
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Before-acne-scar-treatment-case-1074-2 after acne scars

About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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