Removal of Ice-Pick Scar

by admin2 on December 6, 2011

Scar is an exaggerated response by the skin to an inflammation. It can be elevated or depressed scar. Depressed scars are very common after acne and chicken pox. The milder form of acne, called non-inflammatory acne or comedogenic acne normally recovers without any complications. Some may cause post acne pigmentation (discoloration), especially in Asian skin type. Unfortunately, some people suffer from the more severe form and have constant break outs covering the face, and sometimes the neck, back, chest, and shoulders. These pus-filled pimples and cysts can cause deep pitting and scarring.

During an inflammatory reaction, the underlying collagen structure within the dermis is disrupted. The lack of collagen and fibrin tissue causes the skin to “sink”. Some scars are small in diameter but deep, while some scars are wide and shallow.

The technique involved in treating a scar is to induce a controlled inflammation which in turn promotes new cell formation along with increased blood flow.

A serious and common acne scar is the ice pick scar. This type of scar is directly due to the loss of tissues. They are normally found on the cheeks and are called ice pick due to appearance of an indentation on the skin, as if stabbed with an ice pick.

Ice pick scars are deep, very narrow scars that extend into the dermis. They seem to make a small, deep “hole” in the skin. Some may look like a large, open pore. As in pitted acne scars, ice-pick scars can make even the most confident among us suffer a self-esteem crisis from time to time.

How Do Ice Pick Scars Develop?

Ice pick scars develop after an infection from a cyst or other deep inflamed blemish works its way to the surface. Skin tissue is destroyed, leaving a long column-like scar.

Treating Ice Pick Scars

Luckily there are a number of new procedures now available that compliment or surpass previous scar revision techniques. But for the ice-pick and boxcar types so far the only available solutions are:

Punch excision and grafting: for deep ice pick scars, the only effective treatment is complete removal of the scar. A small, round, cookie-cutter-like device (called a punch) is used to cut out the scar and the edges of the wound are then sewn together with a suture. In this case, a deep, large scar is traded for a tiny line scar that can later be treated to further blend into the rest of the skin. Larger scars can be removed and then filled with a skin graft, taken from skin (usually behind the ear). Grafts are later contoured with dermabrasion to blend them into the rest of the skin.

Laser resurfacing: Following the surgical removal of ice pick scars, most patients benefit from skin resurfacing using one of several lasers. The laser treatments result in soft, smooth, unscarred skin by removing surface layers of the skin.

Laser resurfacing is one of the most useful techniques in the treatment of acne scarring. With this procedure, thin layers of skin are removed, until the scars improve or disappear. At the same time the skin tightens to help smooth out the scars.

Laser resurfacing is often combined with one or several other treatments for acne scars, and this combination approach consistently yields superior results compared to other therapies. In most cases, the surgical treatment of scars is completed prior to laser resurfacing. The laser treatment is scheduled 6 to 12 weeks after the last surgical treatment to allow your skin time to heal and remodel.

If you already experienced these treatments, you have only one solution left – the application of skin regenerating accelerators, such as BIOSKINCARE.

The cream made with Helix Aspersa Müller Glycoconjugates, when applied to your skin, goes to work to rebuild skin imperfections. BIOSKINCARE reduces the acne scar by dissolving all non functional or damaged tissues and by using the amino-acid components in them to rebuild the collagen and elastin back to the pre-scar levels and by increasing the levels of water holding molecules –glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans- in the previously dry damaged skin. Once the enzymes penetrate deep in the epidermis and start dissolving damaged skin cells and tissues, skin renewal activators in the complex start stimulating new collagen and elastin production.

If you are wondering how to get rid of scars naturally, here it is the answer.

Fortunately, there is an option to use an added treatment cream – BIOSKINEXFOL (if you don’t have current acne). It will exfoliate your skin removing old, hard and tough scars. BIOSKINCARE & BIOSKINEXFOL is a complete treatment yielding dramatic results.

What our customers say:

“I just finished my first jar and I noticed an improvement in the texture of my skin in the first 3 weeks. I had 2 extremely noticeable ice-pick scars on my right cheek from acne and they are much lighter and smoother now. Hopefully they will continue to fade with the use of this product.”
Steph Gottsch. SC, USA.


Natie December 7, 2011 at 1:12 am

Very informative article! Growing up I always worried I would have ice-picked scars – as my mother has them. Now that I am in my 30′s I have noticed a few on my cheeks (thankfully not as deep as my mother) and I have been looking for help in smoothing them out.

Thank you for the wonderful information. I will be looking at in to BIOSKINCARE.

April December 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I never knew that’s what those scars were called. Thanks for the information, it was very helpful.. :-)

Charlotte December 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I have suffered from this type for years. I spent hundreds on creams and dermatologists with no luck. The acne scars have effected my life dramatically…simply said I’m embarrassed. Thanks to your post I now know more about the scars and what to do to lessen them.

Ashley December 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

This is exactly what I have been looking for – a natural solution to my deep acne scars! I have tried the harsh chemicals and they only created more problems in the end. I can’t wait to try BIOSKINCARE!

Chase December 8, 2011 at 6:13 am

Men may not always show they are concious of their appearance but for most of us it is important to have smooth skin. As a teen I was struck with bad acne not only on my face but body as well. The scarring that occured was not only skin deep. I would feel more confident to ask women on a date if the scarring wasn’t so sever. I’m very thankful for the information I have found here.

Tonya G December 8, 2011 at 6:25 am

Thank you for the wonderful information! I have suffered from these scars for years. I’m thrilled to know there is help!

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