You are more likely to develop acne scars if you pick up a pimple or blemish. Most of the pimples will disappear in a period of six months to a year if you treat them well. Squeezing your pimples in an attempt to heal quickly is a sure shot way to develop permanent scars. There are many effective ways to get rid of acne scars. Results will vary, depending upon your food habits, cleaning frequency and cost of treatment.