Are Acne Scars Permanent? Is There Any Credible Treatment?

Lucky people do not get severe acne, and luckier are those who get acne, but it does not leave any scars. For some, acne and its scars fade quickly without damaging the skin. But the majority of us have to experience severe consequences of acne. Many reasons can cause acne, and so it is something that is hardly ever preventable. Because oil production is natural, and so is dead skin shedding. These can clog skin pores easily and become a significant cause of acne. However, many other factors lead to acne, such as hormonal imbalance and excessive blood sugar levels. When we first start getting acne breakouts, our initial reaction is that we will get over this phase with just as smooth and firmer skin. But unfortunately, this is not the case, and we have to endure scars. 

For many years, we have only thought of surgical and invasive procedures as the sole solution for acne scars. However, today, the aesthetic world has found more effective and less painful strategies that any of us can undergo to boost our confidence with firmer, tighter, smooth, and beautiful skins. We have thought of acne scars as a permanent skin condition, but with various minimally invasive and credible treatments, it is possible to put an end to this constant suffering. These treatments include micro-needling, picosecond laser, radiofrequency, chemical peels, dermabrasion, etc. On the basis of their call to action, these procedures differ from one another and can induce results of different frequencies. But ultimately can ensure clearer, smoother, firmer, and scar-free skin. 

Treatments to Reduce Acne Scars Prominently and Improve Skin Texture

There is no “one size fits all” treatment for any medical condition. Thus, it is essential to explore many options to deal with stubborn acne and its scars in all forms, i.e., indented, raised, or flat. Moreover, it is also crucial to find a credible place for treatment, and without much hassle, we at Cutera Aesthetics have you sorted. Our professionals pay close attention to your concerns and skin issues, and with a free consultation, you can discuss anything you want before the treatment. 

Invasive treatments 

Let’s get to know various treatments for acne scars, both invasive and non-invasive! 

Punch Excision 

The most common invasive treatment that provides effective results in terms of scar reduction and helps the skin heal better. Punch excision is a surgical and invasive treatment for scar reduction. This treatment targets the scarred skin and removes it by using a tool. The remaining wound is closed by stitching the skin. People with severe scarring on their skin usually avail of this aggressive invasive treatment. The atrophic acne that roots deep within the skin usually requires such treatments. 

However, punch excision also causes scars and can cause the condition to worsen. So it is always advised to get professional help before undergoing any medical procedure. Usually, this surgery has three types, punch excision, punch lifting, and punch grafting. Your dermatologist and a medical professional will carry on the procedures according to the acne scars. Lifting and grafting differ in their approaches but are equally aggressive and invasive treatments. 

Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive

Multiple non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures are being carried out in the market. Even the minimally invasive ones do not hurt too much, and the pain level is equivalent to mild discomfort, which is entirely bearable. These methods include INFINI, Micro-needling, Radiofrequency, Picosecond laser, Dermabrasion, and Chemical Peels. These methods are a great way of dealing with almost all types of acne scars and can boost your confidence by dealing with scars and many other skin issues and problems, including wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin. 


A combined solution for scars and aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles, INFINI works by using micro-needling with fractional radiofrequency and addresses our skin with deep penetrations and micro-injuries to boost cellular collagen production. Simultaneously, INFINI can provide tighter, smoother, clearer, and youthful skin to anyone who undergoes it. Moreover, the treatment is entirely safe, so do not let the word “needles” scare you.  


Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that works by removing the top layer of the skin using a tool. The scars that get frequently treated with this treatment are usually Boxcar scars, and the healing time is also very minimal. Moreover, anyone who undergoes this treatment experiences thorough exfoliation that leads to scar reduction and enhances the skin firmness by stimulating more collagen production. 


Also known as radiotherapy, this procedure tightens the skin using radiofrequency waves to treat skin issues that include scars. This therapy tightens the skin and makes your scars less noticeable by treating the affected skin. Radiofrequency treatment needs a follow-up session every 1 to 4 months so you can maintain your target results.