These are the type of scars that are depressed, serrated or flat against the upper layer of the #skin. Sometimes such a type of scarring is considered hyperpigmentation, which is a condition where the certain areas of skin develop darker skin #pigmentation compared to other areas.
Hyperpigmentation is a skin discoloration that usually fades with the passage of time and proper medicine. Contrary to hyperpigmentation, atrophic scars are caused by tissue damage.
- #Hypertrophic Scars
Such type of scars are elevated and raised in appearance. As compared to atrophic scars characterized by loss of tissue, hypertrophic scars occur because of the excessive tissue that develops over skin openings caused by infections or wounds.
Hypertrophic scars are somewhat similar to keloid scars in their characteristics and appearance; however, they form only on the areas of injury.
- #Keloid Scars
Such types of scars appear when the skin goes through an aggressive healing phase. The result is a clustered and thick scar that appears darker than the surrounding skin. Keloids are caused by injuries, particularly when the body secretes excess #collagen on the affected area, even after the original wound has healed and closed.
In simple words, keloids form when the healing phase has gone too far, and the body has done all the necessary repair beyond the damage. It is essential to note that in various cases, the extent of healing also affects the movement of the affected area. Keloids are often spotted on dark skinned people, as well.
- Scar #Contractures
Such type of scarring happens when you are burned. The burn is most often present on the joints and creases. Scar contractures tighten the affected skin and may affect your movement and flexibility.
These types of scars can make your skin look ruined. If the contracture scarring is deep, then it may also disrupt the normal functioning of your nerves and muscles.
- Stretch Marks
#Stretch_marks are other types of scars that happen mostly to people who have experienced extreme weight loss and teenagers, as well as obese people and pregnant women.
The skin tears, particularly on the buttocks, thighs and breast areas when a person grows or shrinks too fast. Initially, stretch marks may look red or purple in color, but over time they lighten, and look lighter or silver in color.
- Acne Scars
#Acne and #pimples usually heal after some period of time, but the marks they leave make some unpleasant scars.
Acne scarring is caused as a result of severe acne. There are various forms of acne scars that differ in their type and depth. Also, the treatment of acne scars is dependent on the type of scars you have.
- Ice Pick Scars
#Ice_pick scars are pores that are open and large. They are narrow and deep marks that go beyond the uppermost layer of the skin.
Ice pick scars are actually pores that form when acne infections reach the skin surface and destruct skin tissue along the way. These are generally found on the areas where the acne tends to break out more frequently. Ice pick scars are atrophic and may also happen when you pick on the blackheads and whiteheads. They can be either soft or hard, and have a tendency to prevail in the cheek area.
- Boxcar Scars
#Boxcar_scars are wider than the ice pick scars and are atrophic in nature. They occur after a severe acne breakout and inflammation, which destructs the collagen in the skin.
The damage done to the skin tissue causes the pitted appearance of boxcar scarring.
- Rolling Scars
#Rolling_scars are hypertrophic scars that appear wave-like. These scars roll in wide and shallow rows over the skin. When skin infection occurs, the subcutaneous tissue of the skin form fibrous bands of tissue, which tweaks down the outer layer of the skin.
Due to this, the epidermis, the naturally smooth surface of the skin, forms grooves that look like they are rolling over the skin.