Acne is a common skin condition that affects over 90% of individuals at some point in their lives.  A plethora of options exist to manage acne and improve discolouration and scarring left by acne spots.  Early treatment of moderate or severe acne is important in order to prevent the development of scars.  

Mild acne can often be treated with topical medications and proper skin care.  More significant acne may require medications that are taken by mouth.  Lightening creams and chemical peels can improve brown discolouration left when acne spots resolve, and lasers can improve scarring.  

Virtually all types of acne can be treated today.  If you have acne that is severe, is scarring, or isn't improving with over-the-counter treatments, speak with a board-certified dermatologist about your options.