It’s important to understand and identify the type of scar you have so it can be treated properly.

Sunken or atrophic scars are recessed into the skin and can take on a pitted appearance.

Most sunken scars are stretch marks but some are the result of acne, surgery or accidents. Be wary of products that claim to help thick scars, thin scars, acne scars and stretch marks. Our experts have advised us that sunken scars have no over the counter treatment options. Effective scar products like Scarguard MD™ work well for scar prevention and scar reduction, but none will build new tissue to fill in a sunken scar.

We recommend seeing a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for help with a sunken scar.