Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre Clinicians are experts with over 30 years experience in scar removal and scar reduction techniques, having worked extensively treating a range of scar conditions. Scar removal for acne & acne scars, keloid scars, self harm scars, surgical scars, traumatic scars & burn scars. Acne scar removal treatment using resurfacing lasers has been the gold standard in treatment for many years, however today with advancement of mixed laser technology and cutting edge scar revision techniques all scars on all skin tones are treatable offering exceptional results. The clinicians are renowned for their scar removal work, in particular with victims of crime cases, keloid scars and self harm scars.


Across all types of scars, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre has led the clinical scar reduction industry with proven success. From traumatic scars to surgical scars, self harm scars, Keloid scars and acne scar treatment, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians offer outstanding results for patients who seek to minimise the appearance of their scars.  

Over the past 15 years in the field of scar removal, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre directors Tania Caputo and Tania Fognini have focused on scar reduction and remodelling as a specialised area of practice incorporating various innovative techniques. Scars may be treated with single methods or combined methods which may include mixed fractionated laser resurfacing, cautery and debulking techniques, fractional radiofrequency treatment and skin needling to smooth the skin.

Other laser technologies may be incorporated that target specific colours within scars to achieve a more even skin colour. Dermal fillers, dermal techniques and topical applications may also be incorporated into a treatment plan depending on the scar condition.

The Dermal Clinician’s skill and experience in treating scarring is essential in obtaining results. As each scar is a product of different causes and origins, each scar is treated individually based on a comprehensive assessment. Armed with the latest laser technology and scar techniques, the Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians are renowned as scar removal specialists and lead the way in cutting edge methods.

The centre directors are skilled in treating a broad range of scar profiles, developing clinically proven methods in treating all types scarring. Both Senior Dermal Clinicians have been pioneers with many cosmetic methods used in aesthetic practice today, originally known for their work in IPL Photorejuvenation and then more with Skin Needling techniques for scar reduction and most recently with their innovative and proven scar revision methods, surpassing any conventional methods.

All patients are assessed, consulted and reviewed by either Ms Tania Caputo or Fognini throughout their individualised scar remodelling program.

Burn Scar Treatment

Improvements in lecture, colour, thickness, and contractions can be achieved with combination treatments.

Fractional Laser, RF and skin needling are all used - the combination of techniques and technologies are used by co-directors and clinicians.


  •  Fractional resurfacing - Advanced Mixed Fractional CO2/1540nm laser resurfacing reduces scar thickness and surface irregularities in post-burn scars. Fractional ablative Radio Frequency is also safely used on dark skin tones. Fractional RF is very efficient in also improving the elasticity of post-burn scars and reduces scar adhesions and contractors, improving flexibility and functionality. 
  •  Skin needling or collagen induction therapy has been shown to reduce the appearance of burn scars
  •  Laser treatment for uneven pigment colour through the scar
  •  Dermal scar reduction techniques: debulking and refinement

Clinical directors Tania Caputo and Tania Fognini have worked closely together with the Department of Justice compensation cases. For further information please call 03 8686 5786 to arrange a consultation.

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    Acne & Acne Scars

    Acne and Acne scars are most commonly indented, raised, red and/or pigmented. Using leading technologies in acne scar treatment, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre directors have successfully treated severe acne lesions, particularly cystic acne which commonly leave textural changes including pitted and deep scars. By treating active acne cysts and pimples early, the laser technology reduces the impact of the inflammation and infection, healing and clearing acne rapidly.

    With the advanced mixed CO2/1540nm Fractional laser technologies and cosmetic scar removal techniques, clients can look forward to a smoother skin.

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    Atrophic Scar

    Atrophic scars are indented, pitted or sunken scars.

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    Burn Scars

    Post-burn scar formation depends on the depth and the type of burn injury. Except for the superficial dermal burns, all deeper burns: 2nd degree deep dermal and full thickness burns heal by scarring. Scarring is minimised by various physical therapy measures and plastic surgical procedures, but are not eliminated completely. The appearance of split-skin grafted areas and the donor sites of the grafts are also considered scars by patients.

    Patients with scarring after a burn frequently seek to improve the aesthetic appearance of their residual scarring deformities using techniques specifically developed for scar removal. Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre is committed to seeking the most advanced technology scientifically proven treatments to improve burn scar appearance and scar contraction.

    Improvements in texture, colour, thickness, and contractions can be achieved with combination treatments.

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    Hypertrophic Scars

    Hypertrophic scars are thickened, raised scars. They can be red, pigmented or flesh coloured. Frequently, hypertrophic scars are mistaken for keloid scars.

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    Keloid Scars

    Keloid scars present as excessively lumpy or ridged masses of fibrotic tissue which overgrow beyond the original injury. Keloid scars are flesh coloured, pink, or red and they are often itchy. They occur shortly after healing has taken place. The clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre use various methods to remove Keloid scars, including Steroid injections, debulking techniques and scar refinement. Read more click here.

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    Stretch Marks

    This type of scar occurs when the skin is stretched rapidly, such as during rapid growth pregnancy or simply weight gain.

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    Surgical Scars

    Surgical scars are usually undetectable but may occasionally result in red or hyperpigmented thickened and rope-like scarring. The centre directors work with a breast surgeon to offer surgical correction and non-surgical scar reduction options to provide enhanced confidence and appearance.

    All cosmetic surgery scars including plastic surgery and liposuction scars are effectively treated. Different types of scars respond to different treatment modalities. Often several modalities offer optimum results. A comprehensive assessment is the first step.

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    Traumatic Scars

    Traumatic scars are acquired through accidents. Whether a scar is the result of a motorcar accident, falling or bumping yourself. This can lead to hypertrophic or atrophic , keloid scars or pigmented scars. Laser technologies and cosmetic scar removal techniques can be used to improve texture and colour and assist in reducing scar visibility. Scars may become completely invisible or reduced, depending on the type of scar.

    Different types of scars respond to different treatment modalities. Often several modalities offer optimum results. A comprehensive assessment is necessary to develop a treatment plan.

Different scar profiles respond to different treatment modalities and often several modalities offer optimum results.For assessment of all scar profiles, from surgical to acne scar treatment, Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre clinicians offer reading care and expertise. Call 03 8686 5786 for a comprehensive assessment today.

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