Whether they’re caused by issues such as acne, skin conditions, or injury, face and body scarring can affect your appearance and lead to confidence issues. Through healing, scars may naturally become barely visible or noticeable, but some scars may remain visible even after using treatments and products that promise to reduce or erase them.
Common scar types that require further treatment to diminish include:
These scars form primarily on the face, but they can also appear on the chest or back. Acne scars are either depressed or raised. They form when the skin is damaged from deep and prolonged acne breakouts that have since healed. They tend to appear later in adulthood when the skin loses elasticity and reveals tissue damage from the previous acne.
A hypertrophic scar is typically a thick, raised scar with a wide profile that develops where the skin has been injured. Your body’s abnormal response to a trauma or injury, both during and after healing, causes this scar formation.
Hypertrophic scars are often a result of burn injuries. You may also see this scarring from piercings, cuts, and acne.
Extra scar tissue growth during the healing process causes keloid scars. These scars form smooth, hardened growths that can be much larger than the original wound itself. You’ll commonly find keloid scars on the chest, shoulders, earlobes, and cheeks.
Scarring Treatments at Image Renu Dermatology
The team at Image Renu Dermatology can help reduce the visibility of your scars and smooth your skin. We can assess your skin and scarring and create a custom treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and expectations.