A variety of treatments can be considered ranging from laser, dermabrasion, augmentation, subcision, punch, chemical peels, skin needling, steroid injection, cryosurgery and/or topical applications. Multiple treatments are very often combined for optimal results, especially in cases of more severe scarring. Laser skin resurfacing can even out the skin surface, promoting the formation of new collagen, which can help fill in acne scars. Ablative laser skin resurfacing delivers an intense wavelength of light to the skin, removing the top layers of aged skin. There are also filler injections to fill in deep acne scars. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are great ingredients to look for in lightening creams. A consult with a board certified surgeon will help you identify the best treatment for your specific needs.