These are the result of acne breakouts which cause damages to the skin tissue, and during the healing process, scar collagen is formed leaving behind scar tissue that is different to the rest of the skin.
The most common facial acne scars are atrophic or depressed, meaning they sit below the surrounding skin. Ice pick scars are narrow and deep whereas rolling scars typically have rounded edges and an irregular, rolling appearance. Then there are boxcar scars which have sharp edges and can be shallow or deep. Often, these scars don’t go away on their own but there are great treatments that can help smooth their appearance.
The most effective and natural way of treating depressed acne scars is Dermal Needling. Dermal Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by penetrating the top layer of the skin to trigger production of growth factors which in turn trigger new collagen synthesis. The new collagen “pushes” the depressed scars up making them more even with the rest of the skin.
At Skin Image, we use a medical microneedling device called Exceed by Amiea Med. This is a device which has been clinically proven to treat acne scarring, in particular, to reduce the depth of scars and to normalise the skin structure.
It is cleared by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), also by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) & Medsafe in New Zealand.