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Depressed Scar- All About it


Depressed Scars are usually the result of an old cut or acne scars. These scars are a result of wounds which have healed below the surface of the skin.

Depressed scars as a result of acne are usually prevalent in about 54% women and 40% in men.
- More prevalent in men than women
- Medical diagnosis is required
- Blood tests may be required
- Treatable by medical professionals

Depressed scars can be of three kinds namely ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and deep acne scars. Depressed acne scars are quite depressing emotionally. They become more visible as one age and the skin texture of the scarred area is quite different from the rest of the face.

Ages affected:
Acne scars can affect most adolescents after they touch their puberty at the age of 10 to 13 years old. It is prevalent in older adults too.


- The scar be red and fades with time
- It becomes more visible as one age
- The scars can be itchy at times brown and white marks
- Rough skin texture of the scarred area


Self- Care:
These self-care measures can help one to fade the scars faster and better though it cannot be erased completely:
- Keep the scar area clean
- Use sun protective clothing and apply sunscreen liberally
- Consult treatment from a specialist to completely remove the scars.

Professional help:
The doctors usually prescribe the following treatment plans to remove scars or at least fade them to the maximum:
1. Chemical peels
2. Filter skin injections
3. Skin needling
4. Punch excision
5. Subcision
6. Silicone gels and sheets

It is best to reach out to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for appropriate scar treatment. Reach out to us at mfine to find the best specialists under one roof for effective treatments.

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