Types of Acne Scars

When you’re a teenager having acne is bad enough but the acne scars that can be left behind can have a lasting affect into adulthood. If you’re young with an acne problem you might feel like you need to put a paper bag over your head to hide your acne spots when you go out. Things don’t have to be this drastic and you can get help covering your acne scars.

There a many acne scar treatments on the market, so you may need to ask your dermatologist which is the best one for you. Here’s an overview of the different types of acne scars so you know what kind of treatment to ask about:

  • Raised Acne Scars: Raised acne scars appear on and above the surface of the skin. This type of scar can be itchy and painful and can grow bigger over time.
  • Depressed Acne Scars: Depressed acne scars look like depressions and pits on the surface of the skin. They are caused when you lose muscle or fat under the skin. It can also give the skin a wavy texture that is know as rolling acne scars.
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    Depressed / rolling acne scars

  • Ice pick acne scars: These are long sharp, narrow indents which gives the face a punctured look.

It’s been noted that ice pick acne scars often occur due to a lack of collagen, and some people have had good success with a Derma-Roller to induce collagen production:

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