Acne scars are something that most of us have to live with. However, if your teen acne was chronic, or particularly bad, you might have unsightly scars that are detracting unfairly from your appearance. Thankfully, modern methods have made it possible to get rid of diminish acne scars so that they are less visible. Following are several available options.

Light Therapy Mask

The Illumask Acne Light Therapy Mask is a product that you can purchase and use in the privacy of your home. Wearing the full face mask helps to diminish the redness of acne scars, as well as to help prevent new acne from forming.

Regeneration Serum

If you have newer acne scars, try a DNA Regeneration Serum, which helps healthy skin grow in place of scar tissue. This topical solution may help existing fresh scars to heal and blend in with surrounding areas.

Skin Lightening Cream

Various brands of skin lightening creams are available over the counter, and in stronger formulations through prescription. With regular use, these creams can lighten red and purple toned scars, which will help camouflage them against the rest of your skin. One drawback is that sun exposure may undo any lightening that the cream has accomplished.


If you have pitting in addition to colored acne scars, microdermabrasion might be able to help. In this salon process, the topmost layer of the skin is sheared off, which exposes healthier skin, as well as boosts your skin’s natural production of collagen. Microdermabrasion could very well help your skin look smoother and more uniform in color.


If you have shallow, depressed acne scars, you might get some improvement with a filler. In this treatment, your dermatologist fills the acne depression with a substance such as body fat or collagen. This helps make a more smooth surface on top of the skin, making the scar almost disappear in some cases. With fillers, you might have to get repeat treatments one or twice a year, depending on the individual circumstances.

Whether your acne scars are confined to your face, or you also have scarring on your chest and/or neck, these acne scar treatments might be able to help diminish or get rid of them completely. Talk to your dermatologist about which option might be right for you.