Most people have scars. Scars occur whenever the skin is damaged, whether from an accident (scraped knee etc.), burn, surgery or a skin condition, like acne. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to avoid them.
The body has an efficient process in place to heal a wound after the skin is injured. First, the body controls and stops the bleeding. A scab then forms, keeping bacteria out of the wound and reducing the risk of infection. Finally, the wound is closed with collagen and fully repaired, leaving a scar.
New scars are usually red and can be quite noticeable. The redness typically fades over time. Some scars may remain noticeable, depending on the type and the severity.
That’s where we come in — you don’t have to live with highly visible scars. There are options available for scar treatment that lessen the visibility and help scars blend into the surrounding skin.
Read on to learn more.