The Mistakes You’re Making With Your Acne Scars — & How To Fix ‘Em

Not all acne scars are created equal. In fact, there are three specific kinds: Pitted or “ice pick” scars (these are deep, but small in diameter), boxcar scars (these tend to be rectangular), and rolling scars (these resemble hills and valleys). The longevity of an acne scar can also vary depending on your skin type. “For people with darker skin tones like Indian, African American, and Asian people, the skin produces more pigment,” says Dr. Lain. “When their skin gets inflamed, the natural response of their skin is to produce more pigment.”