Acne scars form as a result of acne lesions breaking down the pore walls, which damages the surrounding tissue. Scars can be textured (indented or raised) or pigmented (red or reddish-brown).
Not every experience needs to leave an imprint in your life. Acne is definitely one of them!
What are the types of acne scars?
Scars are formed when acne damages the tissues beneath it.
Atrophic scars are most common on the face. A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound is healing. There are three types of atrophic scars: Boxcar, Ice Pick and Rolling.
Hypertrophic or raised scars are These scars are most common with chest and back acne. They stand above the surface of the surrounding skin and are caused by too much collagen during healing.
Acne spots are not scars. They can be left behind after acne is cleared but may take up residence on your skin long-term.
The photo shows the before (pictured left) and after (pictured right) results for Nordlys IPL on acne scars.
Before and after results of Vbeam for acne and inflammation.
Before and after results of 5G Max Lifting for face lifting and skin brightening.
Before and after results of PicoWay for fading hyperpigmentation.
Before and after results of Botox for masseter muscle reduction.