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I’ve always accepted that I have “rolling” atrophic scars. But now I’ve taken a photo in lighting that really shows them and I’m curious what your thoughts are. Rolling? Boxcar? Any ice pick? Best treatment?


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Sometimes, scars are hard to classify. Shallow but wide boxcars can look like rolling scars. Wide icepick scars can be confused for boxcars, and some icepicks and enlarged pores are largely indistinguishable.

What's important to note, however, is whether there is a distinct scar border. The shadows cast by the scar border is ultimately what will make your scars stand. 

You mostly have, for the lack of better word, rolling boxcars, eg. boxcars with less distinct edges. But the edges are visible nonetheless.



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