While acne itself can be embarrassing, for many it leaves behind sequeale in the form of pigmentation and unsightly scars. Acne scars occur when inflamed and infected acne lesions destroy the underlying dermis. Acne scars are predominantly of three types - ice pick scars, rolling scars and box scars. Most people with acne scarring have a mixture of all 3 types. Occasionally, acne can result in hypertrophic scars which are firm raised bumps on the skin at the site of previous acne. These types of scars are common on the nose and chin.
There are multiple treatment modalities like chemical peels (TCA CROSS), microneedling, subsicion, resurfacing laser treatments, microneedling radio-frequency, platelet rich plasma therapy and dermal fillers for treating acne scars. The choice of treatment depends on the type of scars. Often a combination of different treatments are required to achieve the best possible results.