Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)

WAYNE PA 19087

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. [ ACRS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Rule 10b5-1(c) Transaction Indication

Check this box to indicate that a transaction was made pursuant to a contract, instruction or written plan that is intended to satisfy the affirmative defense conditions of Rule 10b5-1(c). See Instruction 10.
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 06/02/2023 M 4,507 A (1) 4,507 D
Common Stock 434,455 I By Aisling Capital IV LP(2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $8.7 06/01/2023 A 15,750 (3)(4) 05/31/2033 Common Stock 15,750 $0.00 15,750 D
Restricted Stock Units (1) 06/01/2023 A 4,660 (3)(5) (5) Common Stock 4,660 $0.00 4,660 D
Restricted Stock Units (1) 06/02/2023 M 4,507 (6) (6) Common Stock 4,507 $0.00 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock of the issuer.
2. The reportable securities are owned directly by Aisling Capital IV, LP ("Aisling"), and held indirectly by Aisling Capital Partners IV, LP ("Aisling GP"), as general partner of Aisling, Aisling Capital Partners IV LLC ("Aisling Partners"), as general partner of Aisling GP, and each of the individual managing members of Aisling Partners. The individual managing members (collectively, the "Managers") of Aisling Partners are Dr. Andrew Schiff and Steve Elms. Aisling GP, Aisling Partners, and the Managers share voting and dispositive power over the shares directly held by Aisling. Dr. Schiff disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities and this report is not an admission that he is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
3. This grant was made pursuant to the issuer's ninth amended and restated non-employee director compensation policy.
4. The shares subject to this option will vest in twelve equal monthly installments commencing July 1, 2023, subject to Reporting Person's continuous service through each such date.
5. The shares underlying these restricted stock units will vest on June 1, 2024, subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service through such date.
6. The shares underlying these restricted stock units vested on June 2, 2023.
/s/ Mark Ballantyne, Attorney-in-Fact 06/05/2023
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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