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Article Home Skin Disorders Acne scars

Acne scars

Acne scarring is common but surprisingly difficult to treat. First, examination of the patient is necessary to classify the subtypes of scarring that are present.

Types of Acne Scars

Scars are classified as rolling, ice-pick, shallow box-car, and deep box-car.



  • During treatment, a series of ‘non ablative’ lasers work beneath the surface skin layer to stimulate collagen growth, which helps improve scarring as well as minimize fine lines.


  • By stimulating collagen production, no ablative lasers also give the skin a healthy glow and smoother texture.


  • The use of non ablative laser systems is a good treatment alternative for patients with acne scarring that are unable or unwilling to endure the prolonged postoperative recovery process associated with ablative laser skin resurfacing procedures.