Many people are currently battling acne, and many more have suffered severe acne in the past that has led to skin discoloration and scarring. A majority of them have tried all kinds of solutions, from hormonal acne treatments to topical treatments and everything in between. At Madison Medispa, we treat patients of all ages for both current and past acne to improve the appearance and texture of their skin. We offer a vast array of acne and acne scar treatments that can help correct active acne, rosacea, and even scarring and pitting from these conditions. 

It’s time to find out how to get rid of acne scars! From pore detox treatments and hormonal acne treatments to specialty facials, Halo, BBL, and more, our skin care solutions can help.

Acne Spot Treatments and Acne Scar Treatments

Most of our acne and scar treatments are compatible with common acne medications and antibiotics. However, Accutane should be stopped before seeking laser treatments. 

Two of our most effective and popular acne scar treatments and acne spot treatments are BBL and Halo.

Forever Young Broadband Light (BBL) Therapy

Broadband light therapy is a powerful, effective treatment that targets the red and brown discolored skin areas, otherwise known as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), that remain after acne clears.

Also known as a photofacial, BBL therapy delivers customized, precise treatment for a wide variety of additional skin conditions, some of which include:

  • Small facial veins
  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Other skin conditions and blemish types

The main source of healing power behind BBL is pulsed light that delivers phototherapy in various wavelengths. We can adjust the filter or the wavelength depending on the skin conditions that are being treated, ensuring that the best results possible are achieved.

As one of the first centers in the state to offer this incredible treatment option, we’re proud to be fully trained by the physician who designed this protocol, which has also shown impressive anti-aging benefits! Wrinkles, lines, and pore sizes diminish with this treatment, and skin appears more youthful and radiant.

Areas treated for red discoloration should resolve in an average of three to five days. With this acne spot treatment, areas of the skin treated for brown discoloration will darken over seven to ten days before the skin turns over. Then, the brown spots will fade.

Treatment sessions for BBL therapy typically run from 30 to 60 minutes, and there is usually no downtime or recovery time. Most of our patients who wear makeup can put it back on soon after treatment.

We usually recommend beginning with a series of three to five treatments that are done with four weeks in between. After this, we might schedule up to three follow-up treatments each year to maintain the results.


If you’re wondering how to get rid of acne scars, you should know about Halo. Halo is a popular laser resurfacing treatment that is often used to smooth skin after it has been scarred by acne outbreaks. It can often also improve the texture and appearance of skin even after severe outbreaks.

This acne scar treatment is the first treatment to use laser resurfacing while combining two types of wavelengths in a single pass. These are ablative and nonablative wavelengths, and when used together, downtime is controlled, and our patients enjoy maximum results.

Until Halo came along, laser treatments generally failed at treating sun damage because they either went too deep into the skin or remained too close to the skin’s surface. Now, Halo is here to reach the perfect depth for treating sun damage and much more, including acne scars.

Halo as an Acne Scar Treatment and More

Halo laser skin rejuvenation is also effective at restoring the youthful glow of skin that has been lost to years of sun damage. Before Halo, people had to make a decision between a procedure with a fast recovery time but moderate results and a procedure with great results but a long recovery time.

Now, Halo offers the best choice: great results and a fast recovery! The synergistic effect that brings treatment for acne scars, epidermal renewal, sun damage reversal, and deep dermal rejuvenation isn’t available with any other type of treatment. Halo treats a wide variety of specific skin concerns, such as:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Discoloration
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Oversized pores
  • Acne scars
  • Other types of scarring
  • Elasticity problems
  • Wrinkles and lines

Your procedure time will run between 30 and 120 minutes, depending on the type of concerns that are being addressed and additional factors, such as what areas are being treated and how many areas are undergoing treatment in one session. 

Most of our patients take four to six days of recovery time after a Halo session. In the weeks following treatment, you will experience improvements in the overall texture and tone of your skin. You might notice reduced discoloration, reduced scarring, diminished lines and wrinkles, and smaller pore sizes. 

Your skin should be brighter after treatment, too — a result that has been called the “Halo glow.” Most of our patients maintain their beautiful results by having one or two treatments each year.

Acne Scar Treatments in Waunakee, WI

We understand how important it is to look and feel your best, and with the exciting treatments available today, we’re proud to offer effective solutions to our patients. 

Whether you currently have acne and are looking for treatment or had acne in the past and want to diminish the scarring left behind, contact us at Madison Medispa in Waunakee, WI. We can help!