What is acne scarring?
Acne scars are indentations and textural changes to your skin that result from severe acne that has damaged your skin. People who pick their acne are more likely to suffer from acne scars. There are different kinds of acne scars; ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and hypertrophic or ketoid scars.
Ice Pick Acne Scars: deep holes that are small in size that extend into the dermis
Boxcar Scars: round or oval depressions with steep vertical sides. Wider than ice pick scars, boxcar scars give the skin a pitted appearance.
Rolling Scars: causes rolling or wave-like depressions across otherwise normal-looking skin
Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars: looks like a raised, firm mass of tissue. These types of scars often grow larger than the original wound