oh ok, hmm, its a bit odd that they merged, but as you say its because they were close together. this must also mean the the skin is dissolving in thickness for this to happen (logically?) so with that in mind, i would guess that over time the whole area will become the same depth and thus show a reduction in the indentations?
what do you think? what has your derm said]
just did some googling, because i too have some minor ice pick atrophic scars from skin picking. And here is a good thread http://www.acne.org/...-for-ice-picks/
photos are on page 18. it seems this maria girl had very good results. see what you can dig out of that thread thats useful and regurgitate it here