What Is Scarring?
And we thought they said time heals all wounds? We guess some, but not all! But we got treatments for scars in Beaumont, though. Injury to the dermis, which is the deeper layer of the skin, is needed to produce scarring. Damage only to the epidermis, which is the superficial layer of the skin, may not always cause scarring.
After the skin is wounded, collagen is released by the body to repair the damage. Collagen helps in healing and strengthening the wound. For a duration of around three months or more, new collagen is formed continuously and there is an increase in blood supply to the area. The scar becomes lumpy, raised and red. Then some of the collagen breaks down at the affected area, with a reduction in the blood supply, and the scar becomes softer, paler and smoother gradually. Scars are usually permanent; however, their appearance may fade over a period of 1-2 years. They are not likely to fade after this.
What Are the Different Types Of Scars?
Several different kinds of scars exist including:
- Contracture scars: A contracture scar develops due to burning of the skin. The skin is tightened by these types of injuries, which may adversely affect your ability to move around. These scars may affect the deeper layers of tissue even including nerves and muscles.
- Pale, flat scars: These are the most common types of scars that are formed due to the natural healing process of the body. They may appear raised and red or dark initially, but become flatter and paler over time as healing of the injury occurs. This can occur over a period of two years. Some evidence of the wound will always remain visible.
- Keloid scars: These types of skin injuries develop due to an increased healing process. These scars extend outside the boundary of the original injury on the skin. Keloids don’t have the knowledge of when to stop. A keloid scar is a heaped-up, tough scar that is raised abruptly above the surrounding skin surface. It typically has a purple or pink color and a smooth top. Keloids are shaped irregularly and tend to progressively enlarge. Over time, keloids may impair movement.
- Hypertrophic scars: These skin marks are red, raised scars that resemble keloids but do not extend outside the boundary of the original injury.
- Acne scars: Acne scarring develop sas a result of healing of severe acne lesions. Many different types of acne marks exist, ranging from scarring akin to deep pits, to scarring that is wavelike or angular in appearance.
Treatment for Scars in Beaumont, TX
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