Acne scarring is the result of the continued reoccurrence of acne on the same area of your skin. With each additional acne lesion, the inflammation changes skin’s color and texture, and the collagen degradation causes a permanent scar that looks like a dent or divet. The resulting scar can differ in depth and size—for example, ice-pick scarring resembles a sharp crevice, while rolling scars cover more surface with a bumpy, almost wavy texture.
How is it treated?
Depending on the type of acne scar you have, the goal is to create collagen and improve the skin color and texture. We can recommend treatments that range from peels, dermal fillers and subcision to break up scar tissue causing a dent, to skin resurfacing with lasers. In the case of deeper scarring, a combination approach is used for maximal results.