ACNE SCARS TREATMENT: TYPES of ACNE SCARS and TREATMENT for ACNE SCARS.
What are the different kinds of acne scarring called and what to the different kind of scarring look like?
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There are basically 5 different types of acne scars:
- BOXCAR ACNE SCARS.
- KELOID ACNE SCARS.
- ICE PICK ACNE SCARS
- ROLLING ACNE SCARS.
- HYPERTROPHIC ACNE SCARS.
ACNE SCARS and ACNE SCAR TREATMENT.
Keloids form within scar tissue. Collagen, used in wound repair, tends to overgrow in this area, sometimes producing a lump many times larger than that of the original scar. Although they usually occur at the site of an injury, keloids can also arise spontaneously. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to flesh-coloured or red to dark brown in colour.
ICE PICK SCARS:
Ice pick scars are deep and very narrow scars that extend into the dermis. The skin looks as if it has been pierced by an ice pick or sharp instrument, hence the name ‘Ice pick scar’. Ice pick scars seem to make small, deep “holes” in the skin. Some may look like a large, open pore.
Ice pick scars develop after an infection from a cyst or other deep inflamed blemish works its way to the surface. Skin tissue is destroyed, leaving a long column-like scar.
Ice pick scars Treatments: can be treated with punch excision or
Rolling scars or Rolling acne scarring causes rolling or “wave-like” undulations across otherwise normal appearing skin.
Rolling scars arise when fibrous bands of tissue develop between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue below. These bands pull the epidermis, binding it to deeper structures of the skin. It is this pulling of the epidermis from within that creates the rolling appearance of the skin.
Rolling scars Treatment: Rolling scarring are best treated with subcision.
Boxcar scars are round or oval depressions with steep vertical sides. Wider than ice picks, boxcar scars give the skin a pitted appearance. When an inflammatory breakout destroys collagen, tissue is lost. The skin over this area is left without support, and a depressed area is created. Boxcar scars can superficial to severe, depending on the amount of tissue lost.
Boxcar scar treatments: Boxcar scars can be treated by punch excision or elevation, dermal fillers, and
laser resurfacing techniques.
Similar to keloid scarring, which is also defined by raised tissue. A hypertrophic scar looks like a raised and firm mass of tissue. Hypertrophic scars caused by acne are most often found on the torso, especially in men. In contrast to Keloid scars, hypertrophic scarring is characterized by erythematous, raised fibrous lesions that typically do not expand beyond the boundaries of the initial injury and may partially heal spontanenously. Hypertrophic scars are common after thermal injuries and other injuries that involve the deep dermis. Unlike ice pick or boxcar scars, hypertrophic scars are not caused by a loss of tissue. Rather, they develop because of an overproduction of collagen.
Hypertrophic scarring treatments: Steroid (cortisone) creams, tapes, or injections are used to help shrink and flatten the hypertrophic scar. Interferon injections are also used to soften scar tissue.
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