Scar Removal Cream

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There are numerous procedures that can be used to correct acne scars, depending on the type and extent of the scarring. Each procedure has its own risks and benefits and several procedures can be combined for maximum effect. Cosmetic surgery is usually very effective, but it is costly and not everyone would wish to opt for such invasive procedures.

There are three types of scarring caused by acne:

Icepick Scars: These are narrow scars tapering to a point, giving the skin a pitted appearance like the surface of an orange and making the skin appear as though it has been punctured with an icepick

Boxcar Scars: Boxcar scars are round or oval-shaped depressions that have sharp vertical edges

Rolling Scars: Rolling scars occur when normal skin is attached to the underlying tissues. This causes an undulated appearance