The inflammation caused by acne can often leave wounds in the skin. As acne wounds heal, an abundance of collagen can get left behind, forming acne scars that make the skin appear uneven. Acne can also cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), a skin discoloration left behind after an inflamed acne wound has caused over-production of melanin in the skin. PIH is not true acne scarring, however, and will typically fade over time.
TYPES OF ACNE SCARS:
- Icepick acne scars
- Rolling acne scars
- Boxcar acne scars
- Raised acne scars (Keloid or hypertrophic scars)
The scars left behind as a result of acne can be the most emotionally and physically damaging effect.
Acne Scar Revision is a surgical technique which excises deeply pitted scars and sutures together the open edges of the skin. This procedure creates a less pronounced scar which typically heals itself over time. Patients can count on our experts in dermatology and their skill with the latest techniques and equipment to significantly improve the appearance of acne and other scars.