Experienced by around 1 in 5 people who have suffered from acne, acne scarring can act as an unwanted reminder of a hugely upsetting condition and can lead to stress and anxiety, negative self-image and low self-esteem.
Although usually encountered by those who have endured a more severe case of this skin condition, such scarring can be left behind after the disappearance of any type of spot and is said to become more of a possibility if these have been picked or squeezed.
Oftentimes, it is more painful and noticeable forms of acne, such as nodules and cysts, that give way to acne scars.
There are 3 main types of acne scars:
ice pick scars – small, deep holes in the surface of your skin that look like the skin has been punctured with a sharp object
rolling scars – caused by bands of scar tissue that form under the skin, giving the surface of the skin a rolling and uneven appearance
boxcar scars – round or oval depressions, or craters, in the skin