You could be bidding farewell to those scars in no time!
Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that represent the natural healing ability that our bodies have. It is a result from the biological process that takes place, which involves the repairing and restoring of a wound after an injury occurs. Most wounds that occur after an accident, disease, or surgery, could result in some form of scarring on the skin.
What are scar tissues made of and how do they form on the skin?
Scars form when the deep, thick layer of skin called the ‘Dermis’ is damaged. Scar tissue is made of ‘collagen’ which is the same tissue that it replaces, however, the fibre composition of the collagen of a scar is different when compared to the collagen fibres found in normal skin tissues.
This is reason why scars look, feel and function differently compared to normal skin that surrounds the scar and has not been caused any trauma.
Scars that form on the skin after injury or trauma are less resistant to ultraviolet radiation, and hair follicles or sweat glands do not grow back within scar tissues.
What causes our skin to scar?
Scars can result from the following situations or reasons:
- Diseases such as chicken pox
- Stretch marks due to rapid weight gain or pregnancy
- Skin conditions such as acne
The different types of Scars
Below are a few of the many different types of scars:
- Keloid scars – These scars are a large, raised, irregular shaped overgrowth of fibrous tissue that is caused by the overproduction of collagen.
- Contracture scars – These scars occur if your skin has been burned.
- Hypertrophic scars – These scars are raised and red in colour but do not go beyond the boundary of the wound.
- Acne scars – these scars are formed if you have had a severe form of acne.
Treatments that are recommended to help improve scars from the skin:
At Zen Medispa in Sydney, we offer a wide range of scar treatments that can help improve and repair the appearance of scars. These include:
Keloids are a type of scarring that occurs usually in people who are genetically predisposed. When a wound is healing, a scab is formed to protect the body from germs while knitting together the skin. Beneath a scab, usually a scar will form but in some instances that scar tissue can grow excessively forming keloids. A keloid is a lumpy and uneven scar that is raised and grows beyond the initial surface area of where to wound first occurred. Keloids usually pose no health issues but because of their raised appearance can cause cosmetic concerns.
A contracture scar is what occurs after the skin has been burned. The skin will pucker and become taught after second or third degree burns, as the body struggles to recover from the trauma. Contracture scars range in severity depending on the depth or degree of the burn, with some of the worst cases resulting in pain, limited mobility and even disability. The most common treatment for severe contracture scarring is the use of skin grafts which will assist the patients on their journey to recovering and better mobility.
Acne is the chronic inflammation of the skin resulting in pimples on the face and body. Severe cases of acne often result in scarring of various kinds depending on the location. The most common are atrophic scars which are the depressions left on the face when acne wounds heal with too little collagen. Hypertrophic are the opposite, usually occurring on the chest and back as a result of too much collagen production. Finally some acne can leave behind dark spots or marks on the face after the pimple has left but these blemishes usually go away on their own after some months.
Scar Treatment | Burwood
Do you have a scar that needs treating? We have what you are looking for to remove those dark scars that could be keeping your skin from being flawless! Contact us at Zen Medispa to discuss what we offer from our range in cosmetic treatments.