Do Acne Scars Ever Really Go Away?

What are Acne Scars?

Acne is a very common, often disappointing condition that sometimes leads to scarring and dark spots. While acne scars won’t entirely go away on their own, there are a number of ways you can encourage them to fade.

Our skin has millions of pores that are responsible for regulating body temperature and hydration level. Acne occurs when these skin pores are clogged due to sebum, dead skin cells. When acne starts to heal it often leaves behind stubborn acne scars. Acne scars are not related to any major health issue but this skin condition lowers assuredness and self-esteem. Acne scars are rough and they make the skin texture uneven and also damage the skin in a way that cannot be healed naturally.

Dr. Raj Kirit is one of the best dermatologists in Hyderabad who provides effective and advanced treatment for acne scars. The team at Celestee Skin Laser and Hair Clinic including her believes in giving every possible and up-to-date information which can help in providing great results to the patient. Multiple modern dermatological techniques are followed Celestee Skin Laser and Hair Clinic in Hyderabad helps in improving the appearance and texture of the skin.

How long does it take acne scars to go away?

Acne scars do not go away entirely on their own. Depressed acne scars often become more noteworthy with age as skin loses collagen. However, there are a variety of treatments that can make acne scars less noticeable.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may lighten on its own within several months. However, it may take years to go away without treatment for some people.

Causes of acne scars

  • Acne scars are caused by stimulated lesions in which tissues are destroyed. These destroyed tissues prompt the body to create scar tissue that is not smooth.
  • Popping, picking acne leads to the formation of acne scars.
  • Inflammatory acne if left untreated.
  • Acne scars can be genetic.
  • the severity of the acne, which usually correlates to the amount of scarring a person will experimentation

There are different types of acne scars depend on size and shape. The treatment options depend on the acne type scars. except for acne scars, one may develop scars on the skin because of surgery & trauma.

How to get rid of acne scars

How you get rid of acne scars will differ depending on what types of scars you have and how Many they are. Treatment shouldn’t be started until the acne has completely healed. Treatment options that help scars to go away easily are:

Chemical peels

Chemical peels improve appearance by using a chemical solution to the skin. This helps in removing the outer layer of the dead skin. The new skin replaces the older one which is smoother and this treatment option lessens the roll-call of acne scars. Chemical peels also unclog pores, preventing any further acne breakouts.


This is a skin resurfacing procedure that is mainly used to treat scars caused by acne, surgery. This technique involves a special method to remove the outer layer of the skin on acne scars. The area of treatment appears smoother and refreshed. This treatment improves the appearance of acne scars. This also removes the scars that are formed due to disease and injury. This is mainly done by a hand-held device that removes the topmost layer of the skin by initiating collagen production and it also promotes new skin cell formation.


This works best for depressed acne scars which mainly cause pits in the skin like boxcar scars. This is also helpful for people dealing with active to mild acne breakouts. This procedure helps remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and reduces excess oil from the pores. This is effective for the active nodular or cystic breakout, which exacerbates inflammation. This technique requires multiple sessions to achieve great results.

Laser resurfacing

This is a safe and effective method that helps in reducing acne scars. This works by exfoliating the epidermal layer of the skin. This stimulates the production of collagen by delivering heat to a deeper layer of skin. It further improves the elasticity of the skin and provides a younger-looking appearance.


This promotes the growth of new collagen in the skin which encourages the skin to heal itself. Microneedling technique helps in reducing icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars.

Every treatment is approached based on the patient's age, gender, hormonal profile, and skin type. Dr. Raj Kirit as a specialized cosmetic dermatologist has several years of expertise in the successful treatment of acne of various skin types. All of the treatments carried out by her are very safe and effective.


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