Ice Pick Scarring
– This common type of scarring is usually deep, very narrow and extends into the dermis. The skin surface looks as though it has been pierced by an ice pick hence the name ‘Ice pick’ scar. Some ice pick scars are large in size and others look similar to an open pore.
Boxcar Scarring – Boxcar scars are usually rounded or oval shaped depressions in the skin with steep vertical sides. Much wider than an Ice pick scar, they resemble the scars left by chicken pox and usually found on the cheek area.
Rolling Scarring – Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance across otherwise normal appearing skin is caused by damage under the skins surface. These scars tend to be wide and shallow in appearance.
Hypertrophic Scarring (Keloid Scarring) – A Hypertrophic scar is raised from the skins surface and is firm in texture. These types of scars are commonly found on the back or chest area of the body but can also appear and on the face and neck and usually reduce in size over time. Keloid scarring is a form of Hypertrophic scarring.