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How "deep" is deep?

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I'm not entirely sure on what a "deep" scar is - forgive me if I sound a little clueless, but I really don't know. I don't think any of my scars are deeper than 0.5mm, but look deeper when standing under a spotlight. (when facing a strong light though, you can't even tell I have scars - it's very confusing as to the severity of my scarring.)

Is the depth of a scar relative to it's width, with regards as to how you can treat it? :-s

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Have you first established what type of scar you have? Rolling / IcePick / Boxcar.

and yes light makes a huge difference so it can play tricks with you.. you can try the stretch test where your stretch your skin surrounding the scar if the scar dissappears its usually a shallower type scar.. if you can feel your scar and the indentation then its a bit deeper

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MrJ: "deep" is definitely a subjective term. Unfortunately there really isn't any concrete definition of what a deep scar is. In my experience icepick scars tend to run the deepest, but this could vary from person to person.

Yes - Generally the depth of the scars has much to do with how successfully it can be treated. Icepick scarring tends to be the most difficult to treat.

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Have you first established what type of scar you have? Rolling / IcePick / Boxcar.

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