Acne Scar Treatment Malaysia 2019: Cost and Reviews

How do you go about finding the right treatment for your acne scars (common places include the face and the back) ? Google Search? Review Sites? Friends? If you are looking for the best acne scar treatment in KL (Kuala Lumpur) and Selangor, this step by step guide was written with you in mind.

Sometimes I cringe when I read some of the information out there on the internet. With tons of low-quality self-help e-books out there on acne scar treatment, I am not surprised if you are confused and overwhelmed with acne scar treatment information or rather misinformation i.e. recommendations from Facebook friends, neighbours, emails, forum recommendations, search engine results etc. You probably also have tried many treatments that are not effective.

We have searched around the internet and have compiled the following relevant and credible links in order to make your research easier for 'acne scar treatment' in one place.

Do go through them and do your own research and hopefully, your acne scar problem will be history. 

Step 1: Read more about Acne Scar treatment from credible websites.

If you do a Google search with the keyword 'acne scar', you will find a list of search results that are mixed in terms of credibility. A high ranking search result does not necessarily mean that the article is more credible than the ones below it.

Related: How to determine website credibility

Use good and reputable websites such as WebMD, AAD (American Academy of Dermatology), NHS, Medscape, in order to understand your acne scar condition including prevention and root causes.

Here are some recommended credible links -

Guide to Treating Acne Scars and Skin Damage

If you see signs that your acne is leaving a scar on your skin, you don't have to grin and bear it. There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones from forming...

Do take note that WebMd is one of the top healthcare sites in the world. Its’ ranked as the 2nd most popular site under the health category -

Cortisone and Fade Creams

If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin. The cortisone is absorbed by skin cells and reduces inflammation. You can buy skin creams with cortisone without a prescription. Examples of popular products available from your local pharmacies in Malaysia include Betnovate, Elomet etc. Please take note that:

"Hydroquinone, a popular skin lightener, has recently fallen out of favor and is now being omitted from many fading creams due to irritation and carcinogenic concern,"...

Laser Treatments for Acne Scars

In one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase the formation of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that's a building block of the skin. The new collagen can help fill in acne scars.

The acne scars laser treatment involves the technique of laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing procedure not only treats acne scars but also gives you a glowing and younger looking skin. In general, CO2 lasers are the gold standard when it comes to treating scars, wrinkles and photo-rejuvenation. It’s also not uncommon for most people to try completely ineffective methods, from DIY home treatments to beauty spa facials and underpowered lasers.

Related: Laser Treatment for Acne Scars: Prices and Reviews

Dermal Filler Treatments for Acne Scars

Dermal Filler injections can help fill in the indentations left behind from deep acne scars. But the downside to fillers is that they need to be repeated every 4 to 6 months, as the product reabsorbs into the skin over time.

How to Prevent Scars or Help Scars Heal
  • Stay out of the sun. Exposing scars to the sun can cause them to darken and slow the healing process. Ultraviolet rays stimulate melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), leading to further discoloration.
  • Before heading outdoors, put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Reapply after swimming, after sweating, and after more than 2 hours in the sun.
  • Don't pick and squeeze. Scars, which are made mainly of collagen, are your body's way of repairing itself. Acne scars are typically indented because of collagen loss from intense inflammation.
  • Picking leads to more inflammation and injury of your skin, which add to the discoloration and scarring. Squeezing or trying to pop a pimple causes pus and bacteria to filter deeper into the skin, bringing on more collagen damage.
  • Don't use vitamin E on scars. You may have heard that applying vitamin E to a scar will help it heal faster. But according to a study from the University of Miami, applying the nutrient directly onto a scar can actually hinder its healing. In the study, vitamin E either had no effect or made matters worse for 90% of the patients, and 33% who put vitamin E on the skin developed a contact dermatitis.

Step 2: Check out Acne Scar Treatment Reviews and Cost in Malaysia

Acne scar forum discussions and reviews in Malaysia

Problem Acne Scars
"I currently have acne scars and try a lot of product to get rid of it. Can anyone give me suggestion which product that good and really work based on your experience.."

Reviews: Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment in Malaysia


I have decided to have my very first try on Fractional CO2 Laser after my last week consultation on Mediviron UOA Clinic (You can read back my post at here). Christmas Day is coming very soon but my face still keep on "pop out" pimples non-stop and sometime acne marks just so annoying. So, I chose to try the Fractional Laser Resurfacing (It is a new technology which promises to deliver results approaching that of deep chemical peels / ablative laser resurfacing, without the discomfort and inconvenience of a lengthy healing period) for an obvious result.

Laser treatment for acne scars
Jul 21, 2010 by af156
Hello !! I would like to know any1 know anything about the llight /laser treatment to remove or lighten acne scars ? My scars are not the moonface type.. just lots of marks(spots) around the jawline. Have anyone been to Dermalaze in Damansara Uptown? The dermatologist in Tmn. Tun quote me around RM600++ for the whole face per treatment of 30mins. But 1 treatment might not e enuf . She said if only the jawline will be less but hv to look at it .
Please anyone can shed some light on me ..
Thank you very much.

Problem Acne Scars
Edited by Azlayla: Mar 25 2012, 04:20 PM
Hai gorgeous people...
I really need your help huhuhu
I currently have acne scars and try a lot of product to get rid of it. Can anyone give me suggestion which product that good and really work based on your experience

Note: Unfortunately, there are not many independent online reviews on Fractional CO2 Laser treatment in Malaysia. If you have found any, please let us know in the comments below.

How Much Does Fractional Laser Treatment for Acne Scars cost in Malaysia?

This depends on the type and extent of scarring you have, and nature of treatment required.

To illustrate: For severe and extensive acne scars, your doctor may suggest 3 – 5 x sessions of laser resurfacing. Fractional CO2 laser treatment average price range in Malaysia: MYR 1,000 - 1,500 per session.

Please note that there are other types of lasers other than CO2 such as pico fractional devices, Q-switch, Spectra laser etc. Do ask your doctor which type of laser she will be using.

Below are some references.


Hi, it is about RM 1,500 per treatment if not mistaken.

Beauty Review - 4th Fractional CO2 Laser + PRP at My Clinic
1 session of fractional co2 laser: MYR 1,800 (full face)

Step 3: Consult a Skin Specialist or Visit an Aesthetic Clinic

If your acne scars don't fade away on their own, it may be time to consider booking an appointment with your dermatologist or your local aesthetic clinic.


This is a short-listed list of 10 best aesthetic clinics in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Selangor, Malaysia, for you to consider doing your acne scar laser treatment in Malaysia.

Not every “aesthetic practitioner” is a qualified medical doctor and is properly trained to perform medical aesthetic procedures and cosmetic surgeries. Make sure that your aesthetic practitioner is a qualified medical doctor and has the right training, experience and is registered with the Ministry of Health.

As for the clinic selection, the online world provides overwhelming information and while some of the sites do provide the needed information; the methods in which the clinics are selected are not explained. Are the medical doctors verified by checking with the Malaysian Medical Council etc.?

The selection of the clinics is based on Google Search Results and information available on forums and blogs by bloggers. The aesthetic clinics have been arranged in no particular order.

Here is the list.

1) ARC Medical Group 

With 2 branches in KL.

ARC Clinic – Mid Valley Branch
31-11, Penthouse Signature Office Suite, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ARC Beauty and Wellness – Pantai Hospital Branch
Lot 2 & 3, Block A, Pantai Hospital, Jalan Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2) Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre 

With 3 branches in Klang Valley, 2 in Kuala Lumpur and one in Petaling Jaya.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - KL Branch
Address: Level 6, 8 & 9, Kenanga Tower, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Beverly Wilshire Clinic - PJ Branch
Lot L1-03, Level 1, Tropicana City Mall, 3, Jalan SS20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

3) Premier Clinic

They currently have a branch in Taman Tun and one in Bangsar.

Premier Clinic – Bangsar Branch
Bangsar Address: 40, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Premier Clinic – TTDI Branch
TTDI Address: 31 Jalan Wan Kadir 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

4) Ko Skin Specialist Group | Ko Skin Specialist Review

At the present time, Ko Skin Specialist Group has 26 divisions of KO Skin Specialist centres across the country, with their own formulation of skincare products on the shelves and offering a range of laser therapy services.


Klinik Pakar Kulit Ko Sdn Bhd
10A-22A, Jalan Temoh, Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat, 41400 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

5) IDO’S Clinic –

Clinics are located throughout Malaysia – with three of these branches in Selangor.

Klang Bukit Tinggi, Selangor
No. 9, Jalan Mahagoni 5/KS 7, Bandar Botanic, 41200 Klang, Selangor.

Puchong Setia Walk, Selangor
Lot No. C6-G, Block C, Setia Walk, Persiaran Wawasan, Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Kota Damansara
No.16-G, Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810, Selangor.

6) Aessence Aesthetic Clinic & Medispa

The Aessence aesthetic group has 2 branches in Selangor.

Ara Damansara
Address: D-2-8, Pacific Place @ Ara Damansara,
Jalan PJU1A/4, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Shah Alam
Address: 12, Jalan Singa D 20/D, Seksyen 20, 40300 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

7) Renee Clinic –

Renee Clinic is located in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur.
Address: No. 468-G-9, Ground Floor, Block G, Rivercity,
3rd Mile Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8) Revival Medical Clinic 

Revival Medical Clinic is located in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
Address: 33G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BF31/BF,
Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

9) ME Aesthetic Clinic 

ME Aesthetic Clinic is located inside Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall.

M.E. Clinic
LG-18, Lower Ground Floor, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

10) Dr Abby Aesthetic Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic 

Founded by Dr Abrizah Ousman, her clinic is located in Publika.

A1-1-07 Publika Solaris Dutamas (Block A1, Level G3), Julan Dutamas 1,50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wrapping It Up

So, here you are. The top 10 aesthetic clinics and aesthetic clinic groups in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia for your consideration.

If there are any major aesthetic clinics that we’ve missed then please let us know in the comments!


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