One of the first questions most people ask when seeking treatment for acne scars is if the scars will ever fully disappear. The answer is the same for acne scars as it is for every other scar you have: No scar ever fully disappears [source: American Academy of Dermatology]. This is because scars form when your skin is damaged in the dermal level, the layer of skin where new skin cells originate. As your body heals the wound, it creates new collagen fibers, and this repair of damaged tissue results in a scar. [source: WebMD]. Once you have a scar, it's yours for life.
Now that you've heard the bad news, it's time for the good news. You may not be able to make those scars disappear, but there are things you can do to reduce the size, color and appearance of your scars [source: WedMD]. Today, some acne scar treatments can reduce and lighten the appearance of scars to the point they're almost undetectable.
If you're ready to reduce the appearance of your acne scars, but you don't want to go under the knife -- or a laser -- read on to learn about less-invasive treatments for acne scars.