What are Different Types of Acne Scars?

What are Different Types of Acne Scars?

Of all the types of scars there are, for many people acne scars are by far the most distressing. Acne scarring has become one of the most widely discussed issues in the world of skin care, not only among adolescents, but also among many adults.

Touted treatments range from home remedies to expensive laser resurfacing and even surgery. While some treatments can certainly help, unfortunately there is no “magic bullet” for every type of acne scar.

There are several types of acne scarring:

Ice-Pick Scars: The most common acne scar is a narrow, deep pit in the skin. In severe cases, these ice-pick scars take the form of large, open pore-like skin lesions. They develop after persistent acne or after an inflamed blemish or cyst.

Boxcar Scars: Wider than an ice-pick scar, this is an oval and indented lesion in the skin with angular sides. They usually occur on the cheeks and temple.

Rolling Scars: These have a wave-like appearance. They occur due to fibrous bands between the skin and the underlying subcutaneous tissue which tether and pull on the epidermis. This deforms the overlying skin and causes a scar.

Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic scars are raised, very firm and red and can develop after any skin injury, including acne. They often have an “overgrown” appearance and can be itchy.

Keloid Scars: Like hypertrophic scars, keloids result from an overproduction of collagen. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids can “keep growing” to extend beyond the initial boundaries of the skin injury. These scars are thicker, harder, and red, overly raised and extend beyond the boundaries of the initial skin injury.

Dark Acne Marks: Any form of skin injury, including acne, causes inflammation in the skin that can go on to cause skin darkening in the area. This abnormal pigment is know as “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)” and is often seen with acne.

InviCible helps fade acne scars and acne dark spots. Studies show that silicone, along with natural ingredients like aloe, Vitamin C and essential fatty acids can help normalize collagen production, even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of your acne scar.

Which type of acne scar can you identify with?

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