A scar is a mark left on your body after some form of injury. Scar tissue is a normal part of the skin’s healing process.
Scarring can present as discoloured spots, varying texture to the surrounding skin, or present as a distinct raised or depressed area in comparison to the surrounding skin. Common causes of scarring include acne, surgery, burns or any other injury to the skin.
When skin injury occurs, as part of the normal healing process, the area will be pink in colour and then scar will eventually fade to a lighter tone. If something, such as infection disrupts the normal healing process, scarring may be more pronounced. Some individuals will be prone to more prominent scarring as part of their normal healing process – this is usually to do with genetics. Raised, dark coloured scars such as keloid or hypertrophic scarring is more likely to present in darker skin types.
If you are experiencing acne breakouts it is important to treat those first, in order to prevent the creation of more scarring. Even severe acne can be successfully managed with the correct treatment regime – so seek help from experts to reduce the risk of scarring.
There are many different types of scars that will respond differently to treatments and it is important to have a thorough consultation to determine the best type of treatment plan to follow. Some popular and effective treatment options for scarring include Halo PRO Laser, Medical Grade Skin Needling (Dermapen) with Mesotherapy, Skin Boosters and Healite II LED Light Therapy. Book in for a consultation with one our skin professionals and we can recommend an individualised treatment regime to effectively treat scarring.