What is a scar?
A scar is a mark left behind on the skin due to a fibrous replacement of normal skin after some type of injury. The injury can be the result of a trauma or injury, acne, or burns. Scar formation is a natural part of the body’s healing process.
What can be done about a scar?
Each scar is different and the treatment choice should be selected on an individual basis based on age, history, scar type, and location of scar. It should also be noted that many scars fade nicely over time becoming less visible on their own. It usually takes 6 to 18 months for the natural evolution of scar healing to occur. There are several options to help minimize scars, including:
There are many options to consider when contemplating scar removal and the best option is highly dependent on the location and type of scar and what bothers the patient most about the scar. The options should be considered with the help of a dermatologist.