Condition: Scars

Condition: Scars

What is Scars?

Scarring can affect both men and women physically and psychologically and is a part of the body’s natural healing process after tissue is damaged. A scar, particularly if it’s on your face, like acne scars, can be very distressing and can even affect going about your daily activities.

Although scars are permanent, they can fade over a period of up to 2 years. It’s unlikely they’ll fade any more after this time. If you have a scar or multiple scars you are tired of hiding or trying to cover with makeup, then the Este Medical Group can help.

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Types of Scars

Normal fine-line scars

A minor wound, like a cut, will usually heal to leave a raised line. They will gradually fade and flatten over time; however, the scar will not disappear completely, and you’ll be left with a visible mark or line.

Keloid scars

This type of scar keeps growing, even after the wound has healed. It is due to the overgrowth of tissue when too much collagen is produced at the site of a wound.

Hypertrophic scars

These scars are the result of excess collagen being produced at the site of a wound.

Pitted or sunken scars

Some scars caused by skin conditions, such as acne, can have a sunken appearance.

Scar contractures

Scar contractures are often caused by burns. They happen when the skin “shrinks”, leading to tightness and a restriction in movement.

Acne scars

Acne causes pitted scars and skin discolouration’s.

Treatments we offer for Scars

At the Este Medical Group, we offer various types of treatments to deal with scars that are suitable for both men and women and their specific type of scar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you injure your skin, a scar is part of how your skin heals. If the dermis layer of your skin is affected by an injury, your body will produce a protein called collagen in order to rebuild the part of the skin that was damaged. This collagen, which is fibrous, causes the scar to form.

Scars look and feel different from the tissue that surrounds them, but the way they look depends on many different factors, including the type of injury and where it is located. Age, sex, and ethnicity also impact the appearance of scars.

Many scars will fade without treatment. Keloids and depressed (sunken) acne scars, however, won’t fade. As you age, depressed acne scars tend to become more noticeable as your skin loses its firmness.

Treatment can help fade scars more quickly. If you have a keloid or depressed acne scar, treatment can make it less noticeable.

Este Medical Group has a range of non-surgical treatments available which are all proven to reduce the appearance of scars. To determine which is best for you, we will need to see your scar and speak to you about our options. Book a free consultation with our skin specialists at your nearest UK clinic.

A scar massage is an effective way to decrease scar tissue build up and help make scars less noticeable. Massages will not help soften a scar more than two years old.
None of our treatments involve surgery and are non-invasive. We try to make all of our patients comfortable during their procedure and explain everything to them before going forward.

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