Types of Acne Scars
Scars can come in all shapes and sizes and there are many causes to why a person can develop a scar. Some scars are a lot easier and faster to treat then others. An experienced dermatologist can easily identify the type of scar and guide you to the best treatment option available.
Take a look at our specialist scar clinic page where we go into detail about the different types of scars and available treatment options for each. Also check out Top Doctor’s acne scarring page where Dr Injibar discusses the causes, prevention and treatment of acne scars.
Depressed scars are so common after severe acne. Dermatologists divide these acne scars into three types. This allows specialist treatment depending on the kind of scar that you have.
– Boxcar acne scars– These scars appear broad and have usually a box-like depression with sharply outlined edges. Boxcar scars form in areas like the lower cheeks and jaw, where the skin is relatively thick.
– Ice pick acne scar- Ice pic scars are smaller and have more narrow indentations that point down into the skin’s surface. These scars are found on the cheeks. They tend to be very difficult to treat, and often require aggressive treatment.
– Rolling acne scar– Have different depths with slanted edges. The skin appears bumpy and uneven.
Treatment Options available for Acne scars
There are many different treatment options available depending on the type of scar that you may have. Also, factors such as your age and how long you have had the scar may affect the type of treatment option available to you.
After a thorough consultation with Dr Injibar, she will be able to advise you on the best acne scar treatment option to suit your individual circumstances.
Some treatment options that are available include: