Dealing with acne in your youth can be frustrating and they can leave you with scars. Acne scars result from damage to the skin following repeated inflammation from acne cysts. While pimple popping can make the process worse, acne can cause scarring even without doing that.
The depth of the resulting lesion determines the severity of the scar. We can broadly classify the different types of acne scars as the following:
- Ice pick scars: deep, narrow, and pitted scars
- Rolling scars: broad depressions with a sloping edge
- Boxcar scars: broad depressions with sharply defined edges
- Atrophic scars: flat, thin scars or depressed scars
The damage that acne leaves behind can go beyond physical scarring. It could affect one’s confidence and self-esteem as these scars are often not easy to conceal with makeup and are made very visible when light hits the skin surface.
The good news is that advancements in technology have helped create medical treatments that are constantly evolving to improve the look of these scars. What treatment you need will depend on the type of acne scar you have. The best way to determine that is to schedule a consultation with us so we can assess your condition and recommend suitable treatments that will give you the best results possible.