Acne Pigmentation

Do you have discoloration or stains from your acne?

When acne spots subside, they can leave stains, flat areas of skin discoloration either brown or red and scars like skin indentations or holes. Both can be embarrassing and lead to reduced self-confidence. We understand the burden that acne pigmentation can cause and have studied these aspects.

Consultation & Assessment

Fill out our intake form and schedule a consultation with our team.

Customized Treatment Plan

After your initial consultation we will suggest a personalized and custom tailored treatment plan to fit your needs.

Check Ups & Support

We are with you throughout your journey to better skin health. 

Acne Pigmentation Treatment

While scars and stains can be temporarily hidden with good cosmetic coverup, there are also effective treatments for both. Dr. Tan regularly treats patients with acne pigmentation issues.

Our research in acne



We're constantly developing new measures for evaluating acne severity and acne scarring

New treatments continue to be evaluated in research trials for acne

Silicone facial models for teaching acne evaluations

Will there be a charge for my treatment?


Consultations for active acne based on referral by your primary care provider are covered by OHIP and will not be charged to you.


Consultations for acne scarring (indent or holes; and thick rubbery lumps) or acne pigmentation (dark marks) are not covered by OHIP and will be charged to you.


Treatments for active acne may be covered by your drug plan (eg. Ontario Drug Benefit or third party plans).


Treatments for acne scarring and pigmentation are not covered by OHIP but may be covered by your extended health plan (if you have one; you will need to speak to them about coverage).

Treatments For Acne Pigmentation

    During your consultation, Dr. Tan will address your concerns, examine your skin, evaluate your scars including their type and help develop a personalized blueprint to help you with scar correction and your goal of clearer skin.


    HydraFacial® is a skin treatment utilizing patented technology to exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin through three simple steps.

    This latorprocedure involves gentle cleansing, exfoliation with a mild glycolic peel, painless extractions, and application of hydrating antioxidants.


    Complete Skin Rejuvenation

    NeoSkin is the perfect anti-aging solution for all ages and all skin types who either want to keep their skin clear and youthful or for those that want to turn back the clock and regain a youthful complexion.

    This safe, effective, and tolerable treatment is quickly becoming the ‘go-to’ therapy for patients wanting clear, beautiful skin.

    Jessner Peels

    Jessner Peel is a medium-strength chemical peel targeting mild to moderate skin conditions such as acne stains, melasma, hyperpigmentation, active acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.

    Laser Genesis

    Laser Genesis is a non-ablative treatment targeting various skin concerns including sun damage reversal, restoration of skin tone and texture, reduction of active acne and acne scarring, diffuse redness, decreased pore size, and diminished fine wrinkles.


    A non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing treatment that improves the texture of pitted scars and address discolouration that lingers around pitted acne scars. This treatment creates laser micro columns that penetrate the skin. These areas of microscopic damage result in skin remodeling with an increase in collagen and elastic tissue; resurfacing your skin by stimulating the growth of new healthy tissue from the inside out.

    Over the Counter Recommendations for Acne Scarring

    Cleanse & Tone

    LRP Toleriane Dermo Cleanser

    Soothing and hydrating face cleanser/makeup remover for sensitive skin

    LRP Effaclar Micro Peel

    Gentle exfoliating face and body cleanser with 2% Salicylic Acid

    SkinC LHA Cleanser

    Gel cleanser exfoliates skin with 3.5% Glycolic Acid + Salicylic Acid and LHA

    SkinC Gentle Cleanser

    Non-foaming, mild cleanser is made with an emollient-rich surfactant and key ingredients to soften and restore skin’s surface

    Protection & Correction

    LRP Effaclar Duo+

    Global action acne treatment and 24H hydrating face lotion with Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide

    SkinC Phloretin CF

    Daytime vitamin c face serum with antioxidants that diminishes the appearance of fine lines and the look of uneven skin tone with 2% Phloretin and 10% Vitamin C

    SkinC LHA Serum

    Serum to reduce excess sebum, minimize blemishes and reduce hyper-pigmentation

    SkinC Retinol 0.5

    Pure retinol to minimize pores, stimulate cell turnover, and reduce blemishes, especially hormonally triggered acne.

    Vivier Advanced Skin Lightening Serum

    A powerful, multi-purpose antioxidant serum designed to target advanced skin tone issues while reducing the signs of aging with 2% Hydroquinone and 10% Vitamin C

    Vivier Corrector 2

    An effective skin brightening cream for lightening moderate to severe dark spots, age spots, sunspots, and uneven skin tone with 2% Hydroquinone

    SkinC Discolouration Defense

    A serum to targets the look of uneven skin tone to achieve brighter, more even-looking skin with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES

    Vivier Retinol 1%

    A powerful yet gentle microencapsulated retinol 1% complex designed to target advanced skin concerns and achieve the most dramatic results in the least amount of time


    SkinC Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment

    Lightweight moisturizer that helps soothe and correct out-of-balance skin to improve brightness, texture, and clarity with 3% Azelaic Acid

    SkinC Triple Lipid Repair 2:4:2

    A lipid correction cream contains cholesterol, ceramides, and fatty acids to improve hydration, restore skin elasticity and improve skin texture

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