Causes of scarring
Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body.
Tissue damage can occur for a number of reasons, including:
• accidental injuries – such as cuts from falling off a bicycle
• deliberate harm from a weapon or from self-harm
• cuts made during surgery – such as a Caesarean section birth
• bites and scratches from animals or people
• burns and scalds from hot objects or liquids
• body piercings – such as ear or nose piercings
• injections – such as vaccination against tuberculosis (BCG vaccination)
Scarring face can also be a side effect or a complication of other conditions. For example, if you have a condition that causes a rash, such as chickenpox or acne, you may be left with face scars where the rash was (this is more likely to happen if you scratch or pick at the affected areas).
It is thought that keloid scarring and hypertrophic scarring may run in families. This means you have an increased risk of developing keloid scarring or hypertrophic scarring if a member of your family has previously had these types of scars.
How to Minimize a Scar
When it comes to any injury or surgery scar tissue forms over your wounded skin. This is our body’s amazing way of healing itself and we do sometimes take it for granted. It is only in a time of surgery or when you experience health issues that you run into complications with wound healing or scarring that can affect your welfare and your self-confidence. It is always great to keep yourself informed about wounds, scars and the healing process. Scarring caused by a dreadful injury can stance as a reminder of unpleasant and unwanted memories. Reducing the appearance of scars plays a significant role for surgeons who are in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as the burns unit. Fortunately, there are many ways you can help support your body’s healing abilities and decrease the presence of scars. We offer a few remedies you can use to help reduce and minimize scarring.
How to Minimize a Scar
Extreme scarring can have many consequences on your skin and body. It can cause tenderness, stiffness, itching, sensitivity, and unwanted appearances and let’s not forget the pain. Proper scar management is essential if you want better results it’s better to start once it’s healed. You may not be able to completely remove your scar, but you can help minimize the amount of scar tissue that’s still present.
Moisturise Your Scar
Regularly applying tissue oil and gently massaging can help you minimize the length, height and thickness of a scar. Keeping it moist and hydrated can also help prevent it from itching as much. Regular massages also help maintain flexibility and movement of the scar around joints or essential tissues.