Treating acne scars can be a tricky issue when your skin has darker pigment in it. One of the most effective ways to treat acne scarring is with laser treatments, which can sometimes cause hyperpigmentation in skin of color. So how best to safely and effectively treat those with acne scars and darker complexions? Dr. Schweiger recommends staying away from ablative lasers and sticking to non-ablative laser treatments, such as Fractional CO2 Laser. The way this laser works is by making tiny holes in the deep layer of the skin, which promotes healthy collagen growth and in turn smooths out acne scarring.
Another non-invasive way to safely treat acne scars is with Microdermabrasion. The best way to avoid acne scarring is to see a dermatologist right away once your acne breakouts begin to present an issue and compel you to want to start picking. The worst possible thing you can do to the complexion is pick at and pop your pimples.