Acne scarring is difficult to treat and typically takes multiple sessions. It is best to treat acne scars as soon as your acne is under good control rather than waiting to see how things progress.
How Acne Scarring Is Caused
Acne scars are either depressed or elevated. Depressed scars occur when inflammation from acne destroys collagen, leaving a pit or a divot behind on the skin. These types of scars are more common on the face, especially the temples, cheeks, and chin.
Elevated scars, on the other hand, occur when the skin creates too much collagen during the healing process. These scars tend to occur more frequently on the chest and back, though they can take the form of small tiny bumps or much larger keloids.