Almost everyone will suffer from acne at some point in their lives. Acne can range from mild to severe and consists of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, or other types of lumps on the skin. While commonly associated with teenagers, acne often lasts well into adulthood. Dealing with acne breakouts is frustrating. Being left with unsightly scars and blemishes once acne finally clears is nothing short of disheartening. Permanent acne scars can affect your confidence, self-esteem, and general well-being. Fortunately, there are several treatments available, including establishing a dedicated acne clearing routine. Keep reading to take a look at your options.

Tips to Reduce Acne Scars

Prevention is the best cure, and the best way to cure acne scarring is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Proper diet, nutrition, and a good skincare routine, as highlighted in the ultimate guide to acne treatment, can help prevent acne breakouts. However, sometimes it seems like nothing helps. If you are currently in the breakout stage, here are a few tips to lessen your chances of ending up with permanent acne scars. For more insights on the connection between diet and acne, this guide offers detailed information.:

Don’t Pick At Acne

I know, I know. It’s tempting and satisfying, and it might feel like it’s helping – but I promise you, picking, squeezing, or popping your pimples is only going to make them worse! Picking at and touching your pimples worsens acne, extends the healing process, and drastically increases your chances of leaving a permanent scar. Don’t pick!

Reduce Inflammation

Avoid further irritating your skin by using harsh skincare products or aggressively scrubbing at your breakout. This can cause the acne to become inflamed and more likely to leave scarring behind.

Treat Acne as Soon as Possible

When treated sooner rather than later, acne is less likely to leave permanent scarring. Fortunately, many acne treatments are available, from laser treatments to blue light therapy. If over-the-counter methods aren’t working, talk to your healthcare provider about the best options for you. 

Acne Scarring Treatment Options

Like acne, some people are more prone to scarring than others. If you already suffer from acne scarring, the good news is that there are several treatment methods.  Acne scarring treatments administered by a professional dermatologist can fade red or dark spots on the skin, reduce the depth of sunken acne scars, smooth skin texture, and stimulate collagen to promote new cell growth. The type of treatment you choose might depend on your skin type and the type of scarring you have. Let’s take a look at a few options:

Fractional Rejuvenation

Fractional laser skin resurfacing has been scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars while improving skin texture on the face or body. Fractional Rejuvenation is a skin resurfacing treatment that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy to target imperfections while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. In a nutshell, fractional rejuvenation is a minimally invasive treatment using micro-pins to deliver heat deep into the dermis, stimulating your skin’s healing renewal process while promoting collagen and elastin production. Fractional rejuvenation treatments result in clearer, smoother, more radiant skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars and sun damage or fine lines due to aging. After an initial recovery period lasting a few days, results can be seen immediately, with continuous improvements lasting several months. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is often considered the best treatment for severe acne scars.


Dermal fillers are typically known for adding volume to an area in cosmetic procedures such as lip fillers or other facial sculpting procedures. However, dermal fillers such as Bellafill are also used to treat acne scars, particularly atrophic (sunken) scars. Great for all skin types, dermal filler treats scars by adding volume to the indented area, bringing scars up to the level of the surrounding skin while promoting long-term collagen growth. The best part? Results are immediate and long-lasting! Bellafill will leave you with smoother, more radiant skin. Enjoy these long-term benefits for up to 10 years!

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel treatments help to remove surface imperfections to reveal healthy, clearer skin.  Our skin constantly renews itself – shedding old cells and forming new ones. A customized chemical peel treatment helps speed up the process of cell regeneration. Our peels are primarily composed of high-quality, naturally derived acids that improve the skin’s overall texture, tone, clarity, and radiance. Chemical peels are a good option for sunken scars and any dark spots or discoloration left behind by an acne breakout, and can also be used as an acne treatment.   

Find Treatments For Your Acne Scars And Embrace Your Most Confident Self!

Dealing with persistent acne breakouts is discouraging, and being left behind with permanent, noticeable scars can be heartbreaking. Thankfully, at EverYoung Medical Aesthetics, we offer many treatments to manage acne and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

If you have any questions or concerns or want help determining which treatment is best for you, please contact us today!