Scars develop from a wound after injury, when the damaged skin surface repairs itself and knits back together. The body’s natural processes of healing and repair respond by producing extra collagen at the site, which helps the area to heal. This leaves thick, fibrous tissue in place of the normal skin surface, which is different in texture and appearance to that of normal skin.
There are a range of scars that can form, each with their own characteristics.
Most people find they have a scar somewhere, and although scarring will often fade over time, will not disappear totally. Scarring can affect the even tone of the skin and affected people would often like to lessen its appearance, especially if it is in a noticeable place.
We offer treatments to help minimize the appearance of scars.