Introduction to ice pick scars
Ice pick scars are scars caused by acne, and they are most commonly found on the cheeks.
They are named ice pick scars because they appear in the form of small holes in the face, that resemble a scar caused by an ice pick being poked into the face of a person.
When a person has this kind of scarring, the chances of treating the scars effectively and getting rid of them all depends on the hardness of the scars.
These types of acne scars occur when the acne leads to a papule, which is a skin lesion that is narrow on the surface of the skin, but, the resulting scar will usually run very deep.
The scar usually has a jagged edge and it is probably the type of acne scar that is most apparent and easily noticeable.
The biggest problem with these types of scars is that they are very deep, and they run into the lower layers of the skin. Because of this, the ice pick scars cannot be treated by regular means that work for other scarring that is not as deep.
They are too deep for asdermabrasion and punch grafts as well.
However, there are ways in which a person can try to treat these scars.
One possible way of getting rid of ice pick scars is by using collagen injections. The outer layer of the skin is made up of a substance called collagen, which acts as a support structure for the skin.
Collagen can be injected into the holes in the skin that the scars have created.
They will replenish the skin and give it a smoother appearance.
However, this is a short-term solution for ice pick scars, unfortunately, and will only hide the scars for six months at best, after which new injections will be needed.
It is also not an option for people with weak immune systems.
Laser treatment is another possible option, and probably the best one for ice pick scars.
The laser is used to remove the scar tissue, after which the skin heals and creates regular looking skin. This has proven to be the most effective treatment for people with severe scarring.
The redness on the face after the treatment can last for several months, but the advantage is that the treatment is permanent and the person will not have to go in again to be treated.