I think the extent of the scarring is dependant on the type of skin. I have very fair, thin, translucent skin which would have been beautiful without acne. Unfortunately I had cystic acne so every single cyst left a scar. I had 2 dermabrasions back in the 80's after taking Accutane to control my acne. Although the scars looked better for several years, now that I am aging my scars look worse.
One of the things I've found is that getting rid of the redness in my face seems to minimize the look of the scars. Unfortunately all the harsh treatments, i.e. sunlamp, liguid nitrogen, acid peels, dermabrasion that were done to my skin have left it very red. I have recently tried Vita-K for Blotchy Skin and so far like it although I've only used it for 1 month.
[This message has been edited by U4IA (edited 09-05-2003).]