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Acne scars are common for people who suffer from acne. Scars are formed when acne breakouts penetrate the skin deeply and cause by the presence of inflammation of acne blemishes. Some acne blemishes are small and shallow, and they can heal quickly. Sometimes, the content blemishes spilled into the surrounding tissue and caused deeper scars. Apart from that, the formation of new collagen fibers after the inflammation anchors the deeper layer of skin, resulting in depressed scars.  

There are people who are more prone to acne scars. Hence, it is important to know which type of acne scars that you have before treating them in an effective way.

Acne scars are classified into two types: Atrophic and Hypertrophic.

  • Atrophic acne scars are common, usually caused by inflammation that destroys collagen


    • Ice Pick Scar: Small and deep scars, that look like holes in the skin

    • Boxcar Scar: Larger and open pores with sharp edges

    • Rolling Scar: Broad depressions in the skin with gentle slope

  • Hypertrophic acne scars are common over the chest and back, they are usually caused by an excess of collagen production.

    • Keloid Scar: Large, raised scars that extend beyond the original area of injury

    • Hypertrophic Scar: Smaller, raised scars stay within the boundary of the original

      area of injury