Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g., after accident, disease, or surgery) results in some degree of scarring. An exception to this are animals with complete regeneration, which regrow tissue without scar formation.
HOW IS SCARRED SKIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a dermatologist who would observe these scars and also check for its depth.
HOW IS SCARRED SKIN TREATED?
Treatment depends on the intensity of the scar. In certain Scarred Skin forms it is possible to heal the issue by using topical creams and ointments that help in getting rid of the scarring. However, if the scarring is to deep then cosmetic surgery or similar procedures have to be implemented.
DID YOU KNOW?
Scars generally improve in appearance over the first year. So considerations for invasive treatments need to be prudently considered prior to that time.