About Atrophic Scars

An atrophic scar looks sunken and has a pitted appearance. These scars happen because underlying structures supporting the skin, such as fat or muscle, are lost. This type of scarring is often seen in acne, chickenpox, other diseases (especially Staphylococcus infection), surgery, certain insect and spider bites, or accidents. Atrophic scars can also be common in genetic connective tissue disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Photo of atrophic scars on the face
Photo of atrophic scars on the abdomen
Photo of an atrophic scar on the upper arm
Treatment options for Atrophic Scars
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  • Home Treatments: The major part of your scar treatment happens at home. There exists a wide variety of home treatments like pressure therapy, silicone, topicals etc…
  • Non Invasive Treatments: Several scar management techniques performed by scar specialist have proven their efficacy and will help you to improve your scar.
  • Minimally Invasive Treatments: These treatments have become increasingly popular over the last years. Highly visible results and short recuperation times are responsible for this popularity.
  • Surgery: Reconstructive surgery is often seen as the last option after all other treatment options have failed. However, with burn scars it is often a necessary measure.

Below you will find an overview of all possible treatments. Click on the different categories to look for specific types of treatment.