Types Of Acne Scars
There are many different types of acne scars. Among the most common are:
These marks form rolling depressions across the skin that sometimes resemble waves. A kind of pitted acne scar, rolling scars become more apparent with age, as collagen diminishes and the skin loses its elasticity and fullness.
Like rolling scars, boxcar scars are depressions in the skin. However, this type of atrophic acne scar has steep, clearly defined edges.
Another type of pitted acne scar, icepick scars are narrow and deep. They typically resemble a large, empty pore.
Raised acne scars that are firm and often appear rubbery. Less common and, resulting from severe acne, genetics, or secondary infection.
Post-Inflammatory Hypo- and Hyper-Pigmentation
Spotting or blotching of the skin may seem unrelated to acne, but pigmentation irregularities can be caused by blemishes both early and later in life. These marks may appear lighter or darker than the surrounding skin as a result of melanin production during healing.
A condition marked by persistent redness, erythema occurs when capillaries near the skin’s surface become permanently damaged or enlarged.
Each type of acne scar responds better to specific treatments. During your visit with our New York dermatologists, we will carefully assess your scarring and help you choose the option or combination of options that will produce the smooth and attractive skin you desire.