Typically, chickenpox scars appear as round, depressed marks on the face.
Chicken pox scars, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, are skin blemishes that may develop after a bout of chickenpox. Chickenpox is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. While most people recover from chickenpox without complications, the blisters and sores associated with the infection can lead to scarring in some cases.
The formation of chicken pox scars is primarily attributed to the inflammatory response triggered by the varicella-zoster virus. When the blisters and sores heal, they can leave behind areas of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) on the skin. The severity of the scars can vary based on factors such as the intensity of the infection, scratching of the blisters, and individual skin characteristics.