A Facelift is a surgery to improve the appearance of the face, correcting the relaxation of the tissues and attenuating the signs of aging. The skin, in fact, over the years progressively loses its elasticity as well as thinning. That is how wrinkles are formed, which initially appear in the areas most subject to facial expressions (mostly around the eyes and mouth), and then spread to the rest of the face and neck. Facelift surgery addresses sagging tissue and loose skin to produce a firm, well-defined, and more youthful appearance.

On the other hand, when the subject is acne, it affects a great number of people at some point in their lives. It is often a short-term problem that is most often associated with adolescence. However, it can be a lifetime concern for some people. Acne scars make people dissatisfied with their appearance. That is especially true for facial acne scars. Acne scars can leave the skin with an uneven, deeply pitted appearance.

Can Facelift surgery remove acne scars?

Yes, acne scars can be lessened with Facelift surgery, but they will not be completely removed. That is because underlying tissues — not the skin itself — are tightened during a Facelift, which can help reduce the appearance of scarring. More severe acne scarring is less likely to be affected by a Facelift procedure.

Patients ask if a Facelift is a lasting treatment for acne scars because tightening or stretching the skin can diminish the scar’s visibility. The answer depends on several factors, including the scar’s intensity, location on the face, and other issues. A Facelift can sometimes effectively diminish the look of a rather superficial acne scar. On the other hand, deeper scars are frequently fixed or adhered to the underlying tissue, and a Facelift would not be able to remove them.

Now that we have explained the limitations of Facelift surgery in treating acne scars, we would like to point out that there is a selection of non-surgical options for improving the skin and minimizing the appearance of acne scars. Microneedling, chemical peels, and dermabrasion are cosmetic treatments that aim to remove acne scars:

Chemical peels:

It is a noninvasive procedure that removes the dead and damaged outer layers of the skin with a topical product, which results in a smoother overall texture.


This cosmetic procedure scrapes the outer layers of the skin with an abrasive tool, stimulating the creation of new, healthy skin cells.


It is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation method that involves inserting small needles into the skin to create micro-injuries that stimulate collagen formation and healthy skin cell renewal.

Dermal fillers can also be an option. They can be injected in smaller quantities to fill in the depressions left by acne scars.

There are numerous options for acne scar treatment that we, Top Clinic, provide for our patients. You do not need to get overwhelmed trying to decide which one is the right treatment for you; leave it to us. Contact Top Clinic‘s specialists for a free consultation.