Acne scars are stubborn and usually the result of inflamed blemishes that were caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Scarring can occur if spots are picked or squeezed, so we highly recommend to avoid doing so. As we age, acne scars often become more noticeable because our skin loses collagen. The key to effective treatment is to select the most suitable option for each scar type. Before getting treatment, it is important to clear your acne to prevent future scarring from new breakouts.