Box car scars are depressed scars which are shallow to medium in depth with well-defined edges, most commonly located on the cheeks and temples.
Ice pick scars are deep and narrow scars that extend into the lower layer of the skin. The foundation of ice pick scar treatment is either to raise the depth of scarring or excise (remove surgically) the pick itself.
Rolling acne scars appear as undulations and depressions on the skin. Some scar areas may be anchored to deeper structures. Mixed acne scars This is the most common form of acne scarring. Most people will have a mixture of acne scars, including tethered or anchored scars, ice pick scars, box car scars and rolling scars. Different types of acne scars will require different treatments and a tailored approach to scar revision therefore provides the best outcome.
Macular acne scars are commonly seen on the cheeks and forehead areas and present as red areas. They occur as a result of early acne scarring.
This type of acne scarring results in lumpy red scars, most commonly seen around the jawline, neck, chest and back areas. There are many treatments available for acne scars which can improve and soften the appearance of the scarring. A combination of treatments may be required. It is unrealistic to expect the return to completely normal skin following treatment.