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Acne Scarring

Any type of acne can lead to scarring; however, scars are generally the result of nodules and cysts bursting and damaging nearby skin. The four most common types of acne scarring are ice pick, boxcar, rolling and keloid scars.


Information on Acne Scarring

Ice pick scars are small holes extending deep into the dermis. They look as if the skin has been punctured by a sharp object.  Boxcar scars are round or oval depressions with sharp edges. The small craters give skin a pitted look. Rolling scars are caused by bands of scar tissue formed under the skin, causing a wave of indentations across the skin. Keloid scars are raised lesions of overgrown scar tissue.

Acne scarring may lead to psychological problems such as low self-esteem and depression. Various cosmetic procedures can treat acne scarring; however, they are not available on the NHS.

We provide suitable and safe treatments to improve acne scarring at Harpenden Skin Clinic.


Advice is on hand

If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.

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