They are soft, wrinkled scars that can sometimes turn blue due to the blood vessels such as capillaries or veins lying directly beneath the scar.
Follicular Macular Atrophy
Commonly seen at the chest and back area, they are white small soft lesions, smaller that whiteheads, found beneath the surface layer of the skin.
Depressed Fibrotic Scars
These are the larger scars, sharp and steep in appearance. Most ice pick scars can turn into this type of scar in a period of time.
They are often round or in a line and small in size. They have edges that seem to roll or slope, looking like they are merging with the normal skin surrounding it.
For deep and severe cases of scarring, especially when there is loss of tissue, most over-the-counter and topical skin medications and products have no or little impact in the disappearance and smoothening of those scars. It would be best to consult a skin specialist or dermatologist on what to do and what option or procedure is still open for you. This includes dermabrasion, laser treatments, and collagen injections. Although it is quite discouraging to have severe scarring, following a personalized and effective skin care regimen can improve the quality of your skin, prevent you from having future acne breakouts, and give you smoother, clearer, and cleaner skin.