I hate acne.

Those pimples.

I had to struggle with them when I was younger. About the only thing worse than getting acne is when they leave acne scars behind.

They can leave your face looking pretty bad and ruin your self-esteem.

That is why I decided to start a few posts about acne hoping they would help you, my dear sisters 🙂

The following is more information about the different types of acne scars. The acne scars treatment you need might depend on the type of acne scars so it’s important to recognise which types of acne scars you have.

types of acne scars

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Rolling Scars

Rolling scars are one of the more common types of acne scars. They are either broad depressions in the skin or shallow indentations in the skin. Rolling scars will usually have rounded sloping edges which is how they earned the name “rolling scars”. They are rough to the touch and appear to be rippled. Rolling scars are caused when the tissue under the skin is damaged.

Boxcar Scars

Boxcar scars are similar to rolling scars but there are differences. They look similar but their steep and defined edges can make them look like the scars you get from chicken pox. These scars are often quite deep and can look like the impression left behind when you dig your nails into your skin.

Ice Pick Scars

Ice pick scars are deep and narrow. They look like large empty pores on the skin and they are great at catching the light. The downside of this is that they are quite noticeable and very difficult to simply cover up with makeup.

Keloid Scars or Hypertrophic Scars

Keloid scars are a common kind of acne scar common in dark-skinned people. They are created when scar tissue forms on the skin because too much collagen has been produced. This all starts when the acne doesn’t make it through the healing cycle and it leaves broken skin behind. Collagen is formed and gathers around the damage. It builds up, which is part of the natural healing process to seal the wound over. Sometimes the body doesn’t handle all the collagen too well and you’re left with large and uneven scars as a result.

Rolling scars, boxcar scars, and ice pick scars are more common that keloid and hypertrophic scars. All acne scars are bad news though. The good news is that there are treatments out there.

It’s possible to clean up your face and get back your natural appearance. Find the right acne scar treatment for you and take back control of your skin.