Scar Improvement Starts Here

At The Scar Clinic Perth we are dedicated to helping you regain confidence by using the latest technology and years of expertise to improve the way your scar looks, feels and functions.

We know how challenging it can be to have a scar that gives you problems.

The Scar Clinic Perth is a private medical and surgical practice specialising in the treatment of scars in adults and children. We are a team of Specialist Plastic Surgeons experienced in multi-modal reconstructive scar treatments including laser and surgery. We exclusively perform scar surgery, laser treatment and scar therapy - this is our unique area of expertise and we focus on delivering a quality professional service.

Our combined wealth of experience treating problem scars is centred on helping our patients improve their physical and psychological health post-trauma and enabling scars and scarred areas of their body to look, feel and function better.

Our team of Specialist Plastic Surgeons are here to help.

At The Scar Clinic Perth, our expert team includes Dr. Suzanne Rea, specialising in burn surgery and laser scar treatments, Dr. Helen Douglas, renowned for her expertise in burns and scarring, and Dr. Anna Goodwin-Walters, bringing over 20 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Together, they offer comprehensive care to help patients address scars and reclaim confidence.

Dr. Suzanne Rea

Dr. Helen Douglas

Dr. Anna Goodwin-Walters

Our Services

Discover the possibilities with our specialised services and take the first step towards scar improvement.

Laser Scar Treatment

Scars can be treated in lots of ways – laser treatment fires beams of light energy into your scar to try to help the scar tissue settle down. If you have a raised, red, lumpy or tight scar then laser might help improve the scar.

Surgical Scar Revision

Surgical scar revision means operating on your scar to improve the way it looks, feels and moves. This would include cutting out the scar and re-aligning the way the scar sits, changing tension or shape to make it softer, or addressing volume or pigment issues. 

Scar Therapy

Scar therapy encompasses all the multi-modal non-invasive techniques used to improve your scar, before, during and after any surgical or laser intervention. It can assist to improve the way scars look, move and feel.

Scars We Treat

All scars are different and each person with the scar is unique, so each scar needs a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.


Discover comprehensive answers to your questions and gain insights into our specialised approach to scar management.

What is CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Laser - Ablative Fractional CO2 laser?

CO2 laser is a cutting-edge technology in the field of medicine, revolutionising medical and surgical skin treatments.

CO2 laser is used to treat the following: 

  • Scar improvement.
  • Skin pigmentation issues. 
  • Pre-cancerous skin lesions. 
  • Skin resurfacing (to remove fine lines and wrinkles). 
  • As a precise surgical cutting instrument.
  • The CO2 laser works by emitting a concentrated beam of light at a specific wavelength that is selectively absorbed by water molecules within the skin.
  • When the laser energy interacts with these water molecules, it generates heat, vaporising targeted tissue with remarkable precision.
  • This controlled damage to the skin prompts it to rejuvenate and heal, stimulating collagen remodelling.
  • This results in the gradual improvement of scars over time, making them feel and look better.
  • Ablative laser treatments remove the skin’s outermost layers, while non-ablative lasers work by heating underlying tissues without causing visible damage to the surface. 
  • Ablative lasers are used for more severe skin conditions and produce more significant effects on the skin than non-ablative lasers.
  • The CO2 laser used at The Scar Clinic is an ablative laser. 
  • Fractionation is a way of delivering the laser energy to the skin.
  • Instead of leaving a larger raw surface when removing the outer skin layers, the fractionated laser heats tiny columns of skin (called microthermal zones or MTZs), whilst leaving undamaged columns of skin next to the treated area.  
  • This means the skin heals very quickly from the laser – in a few days – reducing the risks of prolonged healing, pigmentation change, infection and scarring.  
  • This had been a total game-changer for the treatment of scars and has been used in our service for over a decade now.