When the skin is injured and there is a break in the body’s tissues, the body produces collagen to build up where the tissue has been damaged.

Skin wounds can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • injuries
  • surgery
  • burns and scalds

These are several different types of scars such as Keloid scars, Contracture scars, Hypertrophic scars and Acne scars.

BEFORE & AFTER

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CAUSES OF SCARRING

Scarring can be caused by a number of things including trauma and injury, acne and burns to the skin.

PREVENTION OF SCARRING

Prevention can be difficult, however avoid picking at any trauma or acne while the skin is healing to try and reduce scarring as much as possible.

SYMPTOMS OF SCARRING

These are several different types of scars such as Keloid scars, Contracture scars, Hypertrophic scars and Acne scars. Some appear as raised, pale skin, whilst some are pitted and dark.

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