Your Acne Scar Calculation

Type of Scar

Estimated Likelihood*


Discolored, moderately raised and thick scars, often improve over time

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Discolored, very raised and thick scars that can extend far wider than the wound itself; often itchy and painful

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Flat, pale, depressions in the skin, most common with cystic acne but can occur with all types of acne. Three variations are rolling, ice pick and boxcar scars.

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Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Dark patches at site of healed acne, most common with severe acne and picking, generally resolves with time

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*estimates average expected outcomes for individuals with your risk factors and protective factors

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