Acne is a skin condition that affects pre-teens, teens and adults. It can vary in presentation and cause, and can be socially-stigmatizing and frustrating. It can also create permanent scarring. There are many, effective topical and oral medications that can manage acne flares and prevent new lesions. Your dermatologist can help devise the best treatment plan. If you do have residual scarring, various treatment modalities are available to reduce the redness, pigmentation, bumps and depressions.