Scarring is a product of the body’s natural wound-healing process after illness or injury. A scar is made up of the fibrous tissue that replaces the lost or injured skin.
There are several types of scars, each of which will present itself differently. These include:
Hypertrophic scars – This presents itself as a red, raised lump, and forms due to the overgrowth of scar tissue resulting from excess collagen production at the wound site. It does not tend to extend beyond the bounds of the original wound.
Keloid scars – These usually form around the breastbone, upper arms, upper back, shoulders, and on the ear lobes. Like hypertrophic scars, they are caused by the overgrowth of scar tissue, but these will keep growing after the wound has healed. They will often be raised, and can be itchy and/or painful. Keloid scars are initially red or purple and become paler over time.
Atrophic scars – Caused by skin conditions like acne and chickenpox, these are characterised by sunken or pitted marks in the skin.
Stretch marks –Streak-like scars which form after periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy or adolescence.
Common causes of scars include:
We offers skin needling, a regenerative treatment which creates tiny punctures in the skin using multiple fine needles. This stimulates collagen renewal in the body as a healing response, working to improve the appearance of scars over several sessions.
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