What Causes Scars?
Scars are a natural part of your body’s response to trauma or injury. A scar results when your body attempts to heal the wound through biological processes that aim to repair the skin and the tissue beneath the skin. Most wounds will result in some sort of scar, and different bodies produce different types and severity of scarring. In this article, we will discuss in depth how scars form, types of scars, and treatment for your scars.
Scars form when the deeper layers of skin below the epidermis are injured and the body must heal them. The body boosts production of new collagen protein to assist in healing the damage to the dermis—or the layer below the epidermis—and that can result in scarring. The tissue created during the healing processes will look and feel different than the original skin in the area, creating what we know as a scar.
A scar can be the result of surgery, injury, acne, or even something as small and seemingly insignificant as a bug bite that’s scratched too much. Scars can also happen as the result of a piercing, tattoo, or a burn.
Types of Scars
As we mentioned above, all scars are not created equal and different people with varying skin textures may be genetically predisposed to more severe and apparent scarring than others. Most scars are simply flat and light in color, while others can be raised and dark in color which occurs when your body produces too much collagen as a response to healing.
These raised scars can be called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars, which are common in both younger people and people with more melanin in their skin. Keloid scars can often grow much larger than the size of the original injury.
One characteristic of a keloid scar is its slow growth. In fact, it can take up to a year before you see keloid scarring, and, sometimes, they continue to grow gradually over years.
Unwanted scarring can be a source of embarrassment or frustration. The good news is those frustrating scars can be diminished with scar products with ingredients proven to assist with scarring. Rejuvaskin offers a number of different scar products from topical scar cream and gels to the gold standard in scar management—silicone scar sheeting. The sheeting comes in many different shapes and sizes for your specific type of scar.
Unsightly scars don’t have to compromise the integrity of your skin’s flawless look and texture. Check out Rejuvaskin’s scar healing products today and begin alleviating the look and feel of your scarring.