3 Dermatologist-Approved Ways To Treat Acne Scars On Dark Skin

Additionally, Dr. Lester recommends asking your doctor about tretinoin if you’re struggling with acne scars. “Tretinoin helps improve cell turnover, treat acne, and increase collagen disposition, therefore improving the appearance of acne scars and your complexion,” she explains. Depending on the severity of your scars, your doctor may utilize steroids to smooth texture. “If you have thick, keloid-like scars, which people do get from acne, Kenalog injections help flatten that scar tissue,” Dr. Lester adds.