Scarring is the process by which wounds are repaired. Damage to the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, is required to produce a scar. Damage to only the epidermis, the most superficial layer of skin, will not always produce a scar. Scars produce a structural change in the deeper layers of the skin which is perceived as an alteration in the architecture of the normal surface features. It is not just a change in skin color. Fetal tissues and mucosal tissues have the ability to heal without producing a scar.
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?
Scars are mostly harmless because they are part of the natural healing process. Only superficial scars that become cosmetically undesirable may require removal. In some cases Scarred Skin may develop keloids. Injection of steroids helps flatten the fibrous scar tissue.
DID YOU KNOW?
Good wound care helps prevent worsening of Scarred Skin