Ice pick scars are lengthy, deep scars that penetrate the dermis. Treatment options include punch excision, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and dermal fillers.
Boxcar scars are broad, depressed scars with well-defined edges. Treatments for boxcar scars include subcision, laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers.
Scars with a wave-like appearance and shallow edges. Treatment methods such as subcision, fractional laser therapy, micro-needling, and dermal fillers can help improve rolling scars.
These are raised and thickened scars that develop due to excess collagen production. Treatment options include corticosteroid injections, silicone sheets/gels, cryotherapy, laser therapy, and surgical excision.
Keloid scars are thick, raised scars that extend beyond the original acne lesion. Treatments include corticosteroid injections, silicone sheets/gels, cryotherapy, laser therapy, and surgical excision.
PIH are darkened spots left after acne inflammation resolves. It often fades on its own, but treatments like topical retinoids, hydroquinone, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion can help accelerate the fading process.
PIE are red or purplish marks left after acne inflammation. It typically resolves on its own, but treatments such as vascular lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL), and topical creams can help expedite the healing process.
Atrophic scars are depressed scars that result from tissue loss. Treatment options include subcision, micro-needling, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser therapy, and surgical techniques like punch excision or grafting.
These are lightened areas of skin that occur due to decreased pigment production. Treatments for hypopigmented scars may include topical corticosteroids, dermabrasion, fractional laser resurfacing, and tattooing to match the surrounding skin tone.
Combination scars are a mix of different scar types in the same area. Combination scars often require a personalised approach, combining treatments tailored to the specific scar types.
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