Getting Rid of Acne Scars
While it’s true that some acne scars fade on their own, the truth is that acne scars can be particularly stubborn, especially if they’re pigmented or “ice picks”, aka deep pockmarks in the dermal tissue.
If you have acne scars that haven’t faded – even though your breakouts were years ago – then you may need a little extra help getting rid of scarring. And that’s fine! Most people need treatments that can help fade acne scars faster, rather than crossing their fingers and hoping that they’ll fade away on their own.
But why is it so tough to get rid of acne scars in the first place?
It’s because acne scars tend to start deep in the dermal tissue, meaning they’re not just surface scars. And whether you have ice picks or deep pigmentation, this scarring may stretch so deeply into the dermal tissue that it takes months – even years – to get rid of acne scars.
In cases of deep acne scars – where the depressions look like pockmarks, cuts, or craters within the skin – they can be permanent.
That’s why, if you have stubborn acne scars like any of the ones described above, you may need extra help getting rid of your scar tissue.