Every time the skin or tissue is cut or damaged it will heal with a scar. Scars can happen outside and inside your body.
For example, you may have a scar on your skin after an injury, but you can also have scars in deeper tissues or on your internal organs where a cut has been made during surgery.
Causes of scars
Any damage to the skin can cause a scar, including:
The worse the initial damage is to the tissue, the worse the scar will be. Your skin colour, age and an unhealthy diet and lifestyle (for example smoking) will all affect how your skin reacts to the damage.
Types of scars
There are several different types of scar
Treatment of Scars is usually permanent and you may choose to have scar revision treatment. This doesn’t guarantee that the scar will be removed, but the treatments aim to make it less obvious and reduce any tightness it may cause. Your skin colour, age and the type of scarring will influence how much improvement you can expect.
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