Post-acne scars are the result of poor healing of inflammatory acne lesions (pustules, nodules, cysts).
They meet five types of scars:

  1. Icepick which are deep depressions that are small in diameter, usually multiple, usually located on the forehead, cheekbones , chin
  2. Boxcar scars that are shallow or deeper, larger in diameter, with net margins, vertical scars similar with those after chicken pox . They are met on the cheeks and forehead.
  3. Rolling lesions  that give the skin a wavy linear aspect .
  4. Hypertrophic scars that are raised injuries that excess  the facial outline resulting from formation of excess scar tissue in the healing process.
  5. Postlesional hyperpigmentation scars that are not real but are traumatisation spots resulting from acne lesions can last for weeks -month days without specific treatment.

There are several treatment options for these types of scars, some less invasive that only attenuates them, others more aggressive with spectacular and lasting results.

When can I perform the treatment?

The skin must  be intact without active lesions of acne.
If THERE ARE active lesions it is necessary a topical / systemic treatment recommended by your dermatologist.