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Acne Scars

Millions of people have scars from the long-lasting inflammation caused by acne. Acne scars occur most frequently in those with moderate acne to severe acne. It remains unknown why some people develop acne scars when others don’t.

Many treatment options are available to diminish the acne scars’ appearance. Depending on the type and severity of scarring, improvement can be seen in 4 to 6 weeks.

Types of Acne Scars

Acne Scars before treatment
Acne Scars before treatment

The recommended treatment will depend upon the type of acne scar being treated, your skin type, your tendency to scar, and cost. Different treatments may be combined for optimal effect.

Treatment options

If you are concerned about the appearance of acne scars, speak to your doctor about choosing an appropriate treatment for you.


Image courtesy of Gerald Goldberg, M.D.