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Acne Scar Types

Box Scar Acne Scar

Boxcar Acne Scars – clearly defined and steep edges Box car scars can be characterized by presence of clearly defined and steep edges. They are smaller and deeper than other types of rolling scars. Nevertheless, these scars are much larger than ice pick scars. Due to its complex nature, boxcar acne scars are more difficult […]

Ice Pick Scar

  Characteristically, ice pick scars are narrow at the surface but deep. Due to its superficial nature, resurfacing techniques such as chemical peels and laser are not effective. However, punch out wedge excision has been proved to be effective to treat these lesions. The success rate of this procedure can likely increase if the patient […]

Others

Other types of scars on the face include Chicken Pox scars, traumatic scars, and scars from previous surgery. Dr Sadove has the judgement which results from decades of treating these kinds of problems.  Often, procedures like excisions and Z plasty performed in the office under local anesthesia are performed.

Rolling Atrophic Scars

Rolling atrophic scars – relatively broad depressions in the skin that have rounded, sloping edges. The combination of several of these types of scars in a region of skin gives it a rolling appearance, hence the name. Note the loss of dermis and fat under the skin. There is thinning of the dermis and fat […]

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