Erbium laser resurfacing is a procedure which wounds the skin using microscopic pulses of light. Over the course of several treatments scars are softened as the body regenerates the areas of microthermal wounding. Erbium energy is used to treat the areas of discoloration closer to the surface and also penetrates deep into the dermis, eliminating damaged cells and stimulating the growth of new collagen. Collagen is stimulated for up to 6 months and this new collagen regeneration lifts and supports the skin’s surface. The generation of the new skin cells in combination with collagen stimulation will dramatically improve the appearance of acne scars. In addition, this laser can smooth out elevated scars giving them a smooth appearance. Depending on the depth of the scars, some patients may require anywhere from 1 to 3 treatments for acne scar removal.