Acne happens when bacteria infection occur within clogged and enlarged pores. Such bacteria infection will lead to severe inflammation and these collection of pus are known as cystic or nodular acne. These tiny bags of pus within the skin may rupture causing acne scars.
Acne scars are classified into different categories. They are called different names according to the pattern they leave on the skin. Box car are pitted acne scars that lies in the shallow to medium depths in the skin and hence more responsive to a number of treatments. Ice pick scars are deep-set scars in the face that looks a plastic bag punctured by durian thorns. Rolling scars are also depressions in the skin which looks like a dough not completely flattened yet by a rolling pin.
Scars can be treated or improve once the active acne condition is under control. Acne scars will require multiple sessions of treatment to resurface uneven skin and reduce skin discolouration.
Certain treatment may lead to a short downtime of 3-5 days.