How to Get Rid of Acne Scars Once and for All

Lindsey Metrus
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Acne is without a doubt the purest form of evil. Just when you think you've cleared it up, it leaves its mark in the form of a scar, forcing you to remember it for the rest of your life. Terrible, right? Not so fast—though remedying a scar is no easy feat, it can be done. You just have to take into consideration the type of scar and the deepness of the lesion, among other things. To help determine how to remove acne's very unwanted souvenirs, we turned to three different skin experts, who offered a wealth of knowledge.

To read their tips for sending scars packing, keep scrolling!

First things first—it's important to know what an acne scar actually is: "Acne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermis that triggers the skin to produce pigment cells. These must be cared for properly to expedite the fading and healing process to prevent long-term damage to the skin," says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. She also offers some welcome news that many times scars will, in fact, heal on their own over time but that the process can (thankfully) be expedited, both in the doctor's office and out. Take a look at the below methods!

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