Scars are the result of the skin’s repair of wounds caused by accident, disease, or surgery. This is a natural part of the healing process.
Typically, a scar will become more prominent at first, then gradually fade. Many actively healing scars which seem unsightly at three months may heal quite satisfactorily if given more time.
There are several types of scar. A scar’s appearance will depend on its color, texture, depth, length, width or location. How the scar forms will also be affected by an individual’s age and location on the body or face. Younger skin makes strong repairs and tends to over heal, resulting in larger, thicker scars than on older skin. Skin over a jawbone is tighter than skin on the cheek and will make a scar easier to see. If a scar is depressed, it will make skin seem shaded, and if it is higher than surrounding skin, it will cast a shadow. A scar that crosses natural expression lines will be more apparent because it will not follow a natural pattern, and a scar that is wider than a wrinkle will stand out because it is not a naturally occurring line.
Any one, or a combination, of these factors may result in a scar that, although healthy, may be improved by treatment and we offer a variety of treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring.