Scars are the fibrous tissue that replaced normal skin as a natural part of the healing process. There are a lot of factors that influence the type of scarring that develops. How the skin was damaged, the severity of the injury, how well the skin heals, how long it takes to heal and your family history of scarring determine the look of the scar. Complications during the healing process such as infection, inflammation can worsen a scar. Injuries in places of tension, like joints, tend to heal more slowly. Age also slows the healing process, so elderly people scar much more severely. Skin type, genetics, hormones also influence the appearance and severity of the scar. An injury is not a scar until it is completely healed. The redness that accompanies an injury is not a scar, and will eventually fade.
At MaxAesthetics, we may utilize a combination approach to reduce scar depending on the type of scar, the severity and the individual skin type.