Your acne may be long gone, but its after-effects can hang around like double punishment — first, you had to deal with the pimples, now you have scars as a reminder. Scars can form wherever acne advances to the point of injuring tissue. With reduced amounts of collagen, these injuries lead to depressions in the skin. Although scars are a natural part of the skin’s healing process, they can cause emotional pain, inconvenience, and embarrassment. The good news is that within the past 10 years, new technology has been developed that can diminish scars, allowing people to feel better about their skin and appearance. All scars vary greatly. They differ in appearance and in how well they respond to treatment. At Elysium Skin & Laser a customized treatment plan will be developed based on your individual needs. If you suffer from acne, it is recommended that the acne be treated first, as acne leads to inflammation and the development of new scars.