Skin is a seamless organ, like a fine cloth protecting valuable assets. Imagine a piece of silk. Just one small tear can make a big difference in how it looks.Any burn, injury, surgery, can cause a scar.
The truth is the scar will never completely go away. But it can reduce its size and change its appearance.
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after an injury.
These are several different types of scars including:
Keloid scars. Very difficult to treat.
Contracture scars. If your skin has been burned, you may have a contracture scar. These scars tighten skin, or deeper tissues which can impair your ability to move.
Hypertrophic scars. These are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury. Treatments include injections of steroids or silicone sheets, CO2 laser.
Acne scars. If you've had severe acne, you probably have acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance. Treatment options depend on the types of acne scars you have, CO2 laser is one of option.
Scar treatments may include:
Over-the-counter or prescription creams, ointments, or gels.
Surgical removal or treatment. There are many options to treat deeper scars depending on your particular case. These include skin grafts, excision, dermabrasion, or laser surgery.
Injections. You may get steroid injections.