Scars are a growth of tissue mainly the spot where skin has healed after an injury. They result from the process of wound healing. Scars can result from accidents, diseases, skin conditions like acne or surgeries. Scars form when the dermis (deep layer of the skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibers to mend the damaged skin, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue. Scars form after a wound is completely healed. There are many different types of scars including:
These scars are a result of an overly aggressive healing process. They extend beyond the original injury. Over time a keloid scar may hamper movement. Keloid scars are most common among people with dark skin.
If your skin has been burned, you may have a contracture scar. These scars tighten the skin, which can impair your ability to move. These scars can go deeper- affecting muscles and nerves.
Hypotropic scars are raised red scars that are similar to keloid scars, but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury.
With severe acne, scarring can occur. There are many different kinds ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular
So, what is the best treatment for scarring?
At Illumé Med Spa in Lee's Summit, MO, we have several effective treatment options for scarring. Some of these treatments include:
CO2 Ablative Laser
If you are looking for a scar treatment in Lee's Summit, Missouri, schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about your treatment options today!