April 20, 2023
For many, acne scars are the most distressing of all types of scars.
Acne scars have become one of the most widely discussed issues in the world of skincare, not only among adolescents but also among many adults. Touted treatments range from home remedies to expensive laser resurfacing and even surgery.
While some treatments can certainly help, unfortunately, there is no "magic bullet" for every type of acne scar.
There are several types of acne scars:
Ice-Pick Scars: The most common acne scar is a narrow, deep pit in the skin. In severe cases, these ice-pick marks take the form of large, open pore-like skin lesions. They develop after persistent acne or after an inflamed blemish or cyst.
Boxcar Scars: Wider than an ice-pick scar, this is an oval and indented lesion in the skin with angular sides. They usually occur on the cheeks and temple.
Rolling Scars: These have a wave-like appearance. They occur due to fibrous bands between the skin and the underlying subcutaneous tissue which tether and pull on the epidermis. This deforms the overlying skin and causes a scar.
Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic scars are raised, very firm and red and can develop after any skin injury, including acne. They often have an “overgrown” appearance and can be itchy.
Keloid Scars: Like hypertrophic scars, keloids result from an overproduction of collagen. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids can "keep growing" to extend beyond the initial boundaries of the skin injury. These scars are thicker, harder, and red, overly raised and extend beyond the boundaries of the initial skin injury.
Dark Acne Scars and Acne Marks: Any type of acne scar can become dark, especially with unprotected sun exposure. Any form of skin injury, including acne, causes inflammation in the skin that can go on to cause skin darkening in the area. This abnormal pigment is know as "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)". Acne lesions can leave dark marks once they've healed, even in the absence of a scar.
InviCible Skincare products help fade the hyperpigmentation that is so often left behind once acne lesions heal. Our topical therapy contains non-comedogenic dimethicone silicone, along with natural ingredients like aloe, Vitamin C, and essential fatty acids, that can help normalize collagen production, even out skin tone, and minimize the appearance of your acne scars and dark marks.