Acne scars can be made less noticeable by chemical peeling or dermabrasion, depending on the extent of scarring.
Mild scarring can be treated by chemical peeling. After a chemical solution is applied to the skin, the old skin peels off to reveal new, regenerated skin which is usually smoother than the old skin. Unlike more invasive peels, the Obagi Blue Peel is a popular chemical peel which is beneficial to persons of all skin types including Asians and African Americans.
Dermabrasion, a surgical procedure which involves sanding the scarred areas with a hand held tool, can correct deeper scars. In this procedure, the first few layers of skin are sanded off, resulting in the eventual growth of a new layer of smooth skin.