Very mild and early acne scars can be treated with AHA or Glycolic acid peels. This form of peeling is gentle, and works well for both blackhead as well as mild acne scars. Most patients will need a series or chemical peels over a course of weeks.
For very deep acne scars, TCA CROSS chemical peels can be very effective in decreasing scarring. In fact they are often better than laser as the initial step in acne scar revision. Dr Davin Lim often uses TCA CROSS to raise acne scars to an shallow depth, before laser resurfacing. This two-step approach gives superior results compared to just laser treatment of deep acne scars.