The type of acne scar that occurs depends on the type of acne that you experience and how intense the acne becomes. Read on to learn more about 3 of the most common types of acne scars, including: depressed fibrotic scars (ice pick), hypertrophic scars and atrophic and rolling scars.
Depressed Fibrotic Scars (Ice pick)
Generally very large, steep and sharp. Ice pick scars can develop into depressed fibrotic scars in time. Topical, over the counter skin care products make little difference in severe scarring cases where there is tissue loss. You should consult your dermatologist for other options such as collagen injections, dermabrasion and laser treatments, to name a few. Although it may seem discouraging if you have the more severe scarring, a good skin care regimen customized for you can prevent future breakouts and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Source: Mariobadescu
Hypertrophic scars are raised and lumpy. They tend to appear on the back and chest, but can also appear on the neck and face. Often the result of severe acne (cysts or nodules), they generally stay within the boundary of the original wound, and may decrease in size over time. Source: Acne
Atrophic and Rolling Scars
– Soft tissue augmentation techniques such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, gelatin matrix and fat implants
– Skin needling
– Laser resurfacing(Er:YAG and ablative fractional lasers) Source: DermNetNZ
Acne scars may come in many shapes, sizes and even colors but what they all have in common is that they can be treated. For more information call us now!
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