Understanding Scars: Types, Myths, Causes, and Treatments

Scars are a natural part of the body's healing process, forming as a result of the skin's response to injuries.


Internal and External Factors of Scars

i) External Factors: Wound depth and size, infection, poor wound care
ii) Internal Factors: Genetic, age, skin type

Common Myth About Scars

Myth: Scars Fade Away Completely on Their Own
Reality: While scars may lighten over time, they rarely disappear completely. Proper care and treatment can significantly improve their appearance.

Myth: Only Deep Wounds Cause Scars
Reality: Even minor injuries can result in scars, as the body's healing process involves the formation of scar tissue.

Types of Scars

Hypertrophic scars
Raised and often red scars that remain within the boundaries of the original wound.

Keloid scars
appears on skin as a dark brown spot. It is usually round or oval and can vary in size.

Depressed scar
Occurs after the skin experiences inflammation or injury such as acne, eczema, or wounds.

Icepick scar
Icepick scars are characterized by narrow, deep pits in the skin, resembling small puncture marks.

Box scar
Box scars are broader depressions in the skin with well-defined edges, creating a box-like appearance.

Rolling scar
Rolling scars give the skin a wave-like or undulating appearance due to fibrous bands pulling the skin down.

Satisfication with the Scars Treatment

Scar Treatment

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