Laser can safely penetrate skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation. Acne scar appearance is reduced with a gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which the beam is absorbed by the top micro-layer of skin to vaporize scarred tissue. Active acne inflammation is reduced through controlled heating effects. The laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal depth and can selectively destroy overactive glands that are causing acne and inflammation. The healing process is accelerated by stimulating the production of new collagen in the targeted areas, which is an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.