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Acne scarring presents itself in many different forms and therefore many different treatment options are available to improve each formation. Due to the wide range of acne scarring types it is highly common for an individual to present with more than one type and therefore require a combination of treatments to target each area.
Acne scar types:
Boxcar acne scars like the name tend to appear box-like with defined edges, this type of scarring is typically formed by widespread acne however can appear from other issues such as chickenpox.
Ice pick acne scars tend to appear as smaller narrow indentations within the skin that point down deeply into the skins surface. Ice pick scars are typically more common within the cheek area and often more persistent to treatment.
Rolling acne scars appear as waves in the skin creating an uneven texture, the scars themselves can vary in depth.
Atrophic acne scars are flatter more shallow depressions within the skin that typically heal below the top layer of skin. Whilst this does form with many types of acne it is common for cystic acne in particular.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs after your acne has healed, in some instances this can resolve on its own but can be persistent. the skin will appear darker or discoloured around the original acne site as a result of the damage caused by the acne.