Types of Acne Scars and How to Treat Them
All acne scars are not the same and we are here to help differentiate the types, what they look like and how to treat them. Keep reading to learn the 5 different types. If you are still struggling with acne scars, give us a call at 703-356-5111 to schedule your appointment with one of our providers in our McLean, VA dermatology office, McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center.
Caused by: Loss of collagen or scarred collagen
Looks like: Depressions (including rolling, ice pick, and boxcar scars)
Treat with: In-office treatment
Caused by: Too much collagen produced during healing
Looks like: Elevated, hard scars (such as keloids)
Treat with: Injections, lasers
Caused by: Too much melanin produced during healing
Looks like: Brown dark spots
Treat with: Retinol, AHAs, and vitamin C + E, skin lightening creams, in office procedures
Post- Inflammatory Erythema
Caused by: Inflammation during healing
Looks like: Red spots
Treat with: Retinol, AHAs, and vitamin C + E, niacinamide, green tea, lasers
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