Types Of Scars – Get To Know Them


The imperfections and dots that marred what otherwise a smooth and supple complexion should be erased immediately. Unless it’s a battle scar that you can flash with proud, other type of scar should be treated accordingly, by identifying the types for the right treatment.

Acne scar – we all have it and believe it or not, it’s quite tricky than you might think as many kinds of acne scars leave red and brownish marks after it heals – though not to worry, they will go away eventually in a couple of months so get ready your concealer for that – and they actually it’s not a true acne scar.

The true acne scar is a permanent form of depression or elevation and the areas can be lighter than your skin tone and they usually firmer than the surrounding skin. Acne scarring usually develops after cystic-type acne (the most unsightly form of acne) or pustular acne.

For acne scars, the most common treatment would be a simple and direct excision, laser treatments, dermabrasion, and hyaluronic acid fillers.

Surgical scar, though you want to avoid it as much as possible, there’s still a slight risk of scar to happen. And the healing process is very much on several factors, particularly on the overall tension of the scar. For example, scars formed on the places of where extra skin is available such as eyelid and cesarean as there are no tensions. If the scar occurs on places such as shoulders, joints, and arms, you can expect scar will be formed and not heal beautifully.

Scars resulting from injuries or trauma will heal as much as possible within a year after the operation is done and they will continue to remodel under the skin’s surfaces. A special tape will be used regularly to enforce the wound, keeping the scar as flat as possible, and to prevent the scar from spreading. If only, after a six months the scars is still looks reddish and raised you need to ask your doctor to have a look, to avoid them developing into keloids.

Keloids are the kind of scars that are raised and itchy instead of staying flat during the healing process. They tend to occur within a month after a procedure/injury and they can form practically anywhere, including your face.

Keloids are generally age related with the risks is the highest at young age and gradually increases (due to tension within the skin) and starts to go down after the 30s, though some may unlucky to get keloids for the rest of their life. The key is to get them under control with surgeries if need be, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs or silicone gel.