Deep Scar Removal

What causes deep scars?


Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process. Your skin, being a vital component of the immune system, serves as a protective barrier against harmful substances, germs, and several skin disorders and conditions, including acne and dermatitis. Whenever your skin sustains an injury, the body initiates a response to repair and restore itself.

Types of Scars

There are two types of deep scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars.

Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic scars are raised, thickened scars that form at the site of the injury. They may be red or darker in color and remain within the boundaries of the original wound. Although they may improve over time, hypertrophic scars do not extend beyond the initial injury site.

Keloid Scars: Keloid scars are similar to hypertrophic scars but extend beyond the original injury site. They are raised, thickened, and often darker in color. Keloids can be itchy, painful, and continue to grow even after the wound has healed. They result from an overproduction of collagen during the healing process and can be more common in individuals with a genetic predisposition.

Surface scarring

The most prevalent type of scarring is surface scarring. It can be raised or flat, red or white, small or large, and small or enormous. Surface scars are often soft, have the texture of regular skin, and can smooth out over time.

Deep scarring

Many men and women are concerned about deep scars. Surgery can cause deep scarring, especially if there is underlying acne or inflammation. It can also be caused by excessive use of corticosteroid creams or by applying irritants on damaged, sensitive skin.