Scars

Scarring can affect a person`s confidence and self-esteem, particularly when the scars are on the face. Common facial scars that affect many people include acne and chicken pox scars. Other deeper or larger scars may be as a result of trauma, disease or previous surgeries.

Some scars do not heal the way we expect it, producing raised, red scars (often growing outside of the original injury site) known as keloid scars. The commonest areas for keloid scars are on the front of the chest and over the shoulders. They are also more common in people with very dark skin.

Another type of scar is known as an atrophic scar where the scar tissue is indented or sunken away from the level of the normal skin surrounding it, this is common with acne scarring.

Depending on the type of scar and the way an individual heals there are a variety of options for improving the appearance of scarring.

Which Treatment Information on Scarring

Videos in this category

The eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation Treatment for Acne Scars

A video showing the impact of the eMatrix sublative rejuvenation RF technology on a patient with acne

Keloid Scars Treated With Vbeam Laser

The video illustrates the effect of the Vbeam laser on a patient with Keloid scars to his back and chest.

Five Ways to Prevent and Heal Scars

Dr Robert Grant of The Plastic Surgery Channel illustrates 5 ways of minimizing scarring post surgery

Foundation make-up routine for covering acne scarring - Part 1

A discussion on how best to cover acne scarring with foundation and concealer and a description of the best products to use.

Foundation make-up routine for covering acne scarring - Part 2

A discussion on how best to cover acne scarring with foundation and concealer and a description of the best products to use.

Foundation make-up routine for covering acne scarring - Part 3

A discussion on how best to cover acne scarring with foundation and concealer and a description of the best products to use.

How to Optimise Scar Healing Following Cosmetic Surgery

Video discussing the best ways of moisturising and looking after your scar following any cosmetic surgery procedure.

How Scars Heal and Different Types of Abnormal Scars

Video briefly describing the healing process of scars, their evolution over time and the problem areas where bad scarring can occur.