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Acne Scars

acne scarsAcne Scars

Gone are the days of having pimples and acne, but it’s really frustrating how a scar can ruin your overall look. Though, for some people, scars are just a little issue, for others, it’s the exact opposite. Well, as far as acne can ruin your date, its far worse when talking about acne scars. Acne scars – take a long time to fully fade from the skin.

There are three main types of acne scars, each having their own sub classes:

  1. Depressed scars – These are the most common types of acne scars that are characterized by “depressions”, which are actually scars from inflamed acne.
    • Rolling scars – these are depressed scars that are a bit “shallow” or have “rounder” edges on them.
    • Boxcar scars – this type of depressed scar is the opposite of rolling scars. They are much edgier than rolling scars and depressions on skin are quite emphasized.
    • Ice Pick scars – these scars are like the boxcar type, but are much deeper. These are the types of depressed scars that are very difficult to treat using only topical medications or other standard resurfacing methods.
  2. Raised acne scars – These are acne scars that are like the normal scars that often appear on other parts of our bodies, leaving lesions in the form of raised scars.
    • Hypertrophic scars – These are raised acne scars that are formed due to deposits of collagen.
    • Keloid scars – These are raised acne scars that are formed due to the overgrowth of granulation tissue. The big difference between hypertrophic and keloid scars is that the latter can grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound, unlike the former.
  3. Discoloration/Pigmentation Scars – These are types of acne scars that cause discoloration to the skin.
    • Hyperpigmentation – occurs when melanin-producing cells called melanocytes increase rapidly beneath the skin, causing freckle-like spots to form.
    • Hypopigmentation – occurs when melanocytes gets depleted.
    • Erythema – condition where the skin becomes red due to the flow of blood to the capillaries on the lower skin.

Treatment of acne scars depends on the type of scar one has. One should consult a board-certified dermatologist for the proper acne treatment. Using the wrong method or procedure might just make your acnes and scars worse.