Permanent scarring is one of the most troubling aspects of acne breakouts, leaving the skin marred forever. Indeed, those seeking treatment for disfiguring acne scars comprise a significant number of patients under treatment at the Advanced Acne Institute. Fortunately, advances in laser technology have led to new treatments that can offer significant improvement in the appearance of acne scars. Fractional resurfacing lasers provide one of the most innovative and effective tools currently used at the Advanced Acne Insitute to help patients achieve improvement in the appearance of acne scars. Using microbeams of laser energy that reach below the skin surface where scars are formed lasers breakup scar tissue leaving a more even texture and a smoother complexion.