Facial Scars

Facial Scars

Why it's Dermoi

Having scars on your face can be frustrating, but these days there are effective solutions for skin scar removal.

Scars can stay on the face for months or even years after the breakout has subsided. Dermoi partners with brands that offer a selection of scientifically proven products for facial scars that get rid of a range of scars, including those caused by acne.

We treat texture scarring, as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Types of Facial Scars We Treat

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are skin scars that occur on the face when the skin produces excess melanin. This comes following an injury or irritation. This type of scaring is most common complaint of darker-skinned racial ethnic groups when visiting a dermatologist.¹

The other type of scarring we treat is atrophic scarring. There are 3 types of atrophic scars. These are ice pick, rolling and boxcar scars.

Ice pick scars are acne scars that have a sunken appearance. On the other hand, rolling scars are facial scars that are typically around 4-5mm wide. They form under the skin and give a rolling appearance.

The third type are boxcar scars which are similar to ice pick scars in the sense that they’re both facial scars from acne. Boxcar scars are round depressions in the skin that appear after certain forms of acne heal.


Facial scars refer to an area of fibrous tissue that takes the place of normal skin following a procedure, injury or acne.

How to Heal Face Scars

The best scar reduction products are those which contain Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).

Kojic Acid is often used in skin care for scars due to its ability to lighten visible scar damage.

On the other hand, Alpha Arbutin is often used as a facial acne scars treatment as it works to reduce the look of dark spots and scars. It does this by limiting the production of excess melanin.

Additionally, Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen, which in turn accelerates facial scar healing. As well as the above, Alpha Hydroxy Acids increase skin cell turnover which also works to reduce scarring.

Finally, Vitamin A is the perfect facial scars treatment as it helps smooth the skin, even skin tone and decrease inflammation. Most importantly, it also increases skin cell growth to heal lesions and facial scars.


1. Callender V, St.Surin-Lord S, Davis E, Maclin M. Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 2011;12(2):87-99.
2. Goodman G, Baron J. The Management of Postacne Scarring. Dermatologic Surgery. 2007;33(10):1175-1188.
3. Polouliakh N, Ludwig V, Meguro A, Kawagoe T, Heeb O, Mizuki N. Alpha-Arbutin Promotes Wound Healing by Lowering ROS and Upregulating Insulin/IGF-1 Pathway in Human Dermal Fibroblast. Frontiers in Physiology. 2020;11.

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