Acne scarring is the term used to describe the persistent, obvious markings or depressions that may remain on the skin after an acne eruption has healed. Acne scarring, most notably evident as textural changes or discolored spost , can be the result of severe or protracted acne that causes inflammation and damage to the skin's tissue.
Acne scars come in a variety of forms, including:
- Ice pick scars: these deep, angular scars may mimic tiny puncture wounds.
- Boxcar scars: larger, shallow depressions with edges.
- Rolling scars: large depressions with downward-sloping edges that can give the skin a wavelike appearance
Acne scars can significantly affect a person's quality of life and sense of self-worth, especially if they are on prominent parts of the body or face. The appearance of acne scars can be reduced by a number of procedures, including laser therapy, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microneedling. The best course of action is to seek the advice of a board-certified dermatologist to choose the best course of action for your particular scars' kind and intensity.