As teenagers, not many people escape having acne, or the angst it causes, even in mild cases. For most, though, within a couple of years, the condition clears up, and that painful chapter is closed and all but forgotten. On the other hand, for some, acne stays around and makes them miserable for the rest of their lives. What’s more, in the latter instances, it’s even worse, as chronic acne often leaves pits and scars that can be permanent. In fact, until fairly recently, it was nearly impossible to eradicate the skin damage that it left behind. Now, however, pitted against our advanced treatments, including laser, pulsed light therapy, chemical gel peels, facials, and collagen fillers, acne and its ravages can fade fast into the past.