“Saucer” or rolling type scars are the most common type of acne scar and have the appearance of small circular or oval depressions in the skin. These scars may be accentuated by redness or skin color change in the scar and by variations of lighting. Ice pick scars are small, sharp or pin-point type scars that penetrate deeply into the skin. Box car type scars are similar to ice-pick scars but the size of the box car scar is much larger and has the impression of a cut-out or a cookie cutter.
Hypertrophic scars or keloids are thickened, red or pink scars that are raised above the skin surface. Acne often leaves skin color changes such as skin lightening (or hypopigmentation), skin darkening (or hyperpigmentation) and redness of the skin.
There are multiple options for the treatment of acne scars. After your evaluation, Dr. Rostan and her staff will explain the different options to you and help you choose a treatment plan that best fits your condition and your goals. Often, a combination of treatments is best to help improve your acne scars and achieve your goal of smoother skin and improved appearance. Dr. Rostan and her staff have helped hundreds of patients with even the most challenging acne scars.