1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Boxcar Scars

By

Updated December 13, 2007

Boxcar Scar

Boxcar Scar

Image © Angela Palmer
Definition: Depressed acne scars, round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides. They are similar in appearance to chickenpox scars. Boxcar scars occur when an inflamed acne lesion destroys tissue, leaving a sunken area on the skin. Boxcar scars may be mild and superficial, or deeper and more severe.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.