A scar forms when a permanent patch of skin grows over a wound in your body’s process of healing itself. Typical injuries causing scars are:
Scars will look different from the surrounding skin by appearing thicker, pinker, redder or shinier. How your scar looks, or turns out, will depend on:
- your age
- size/depth of wound
- your tendency to scar
- length of healing time
Scars usually fade over time, but they will never go away totally. For prevention of additional scarring during your body’s healing process, allow your wound to heal undisturbed and protect it from further skin damage.
There are various treatments that are available to minimize the cosmetic impact of your scars:
Consuming a balanced diet assists your body in getting its job done with all the necessary ingredients. Also, a regular application of antibacterial wound healing ointment during the healing process may help keep scarring to a minimum.