Different Types of Scar

Do you know your scar type?

Hypertrophic Scars

A Hypertrophic scar is a raised scar caused by excess formation of new tissue, however they do not grow beyond the boundaries of the original wound.

Hypertrophic scars are red and thick and may be itchy or painful. They may continue to grow for up to six months but they’ll usually improve over one or two years. This could be further improved with proper scar care. Proper scar care or use of scar treatment gel product can improve the before and after appearance of the hypertrophic scar.

Atrophic Scars

Atrophic scar is a sunken/depressed scar caused by excessive tissue layer deterioration and when cell replacement production does not function as per normal.

Atrophic scars form as a result of the skin not producing enough collagen, or connective tissue, to heal the site of an infection. This results in a pitted scar.

Treatment of such scars is with the goal of stimulating the skin’s natural healing process to replace collagen, elastin and other fibrous tissues underneath the skin, to smoothen the look of the skin.
There are a number of scar treatment procedures for atrophic scars, including invasive and non-invasive ones. For example, Microdermabrasion, Laser therapy, Soft Tissue Filler. The non-invasive method would be to use a good Scar gel treatment product consistently.

Hiruscar, with its revolutionary 2-in- 1 formulation helps to soften and smoothen hard scars. The key ingredients in Hiruscar are Mucopolysaccharide Polysulphate (MPS) and Allium Cepa, a combination that helps to soften and smoothen scars while speeding up the healing process.

Keloid Scars

A Keloid Scar is an excessively thick and fibrous, heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin.

Keloids are of irregular shape and tend to enlarge over time and extends beyond the wound’s original limits. They may take weeks or months to develop fully, thus a more serious form of scarring. While keloid scars may be itchy or you may experience some discomfort and tenderness around the area, they are usually not harmful to our health.

Keloids are more often a cosmetic concern than a health related one. One may feel self-conscious if the keloid is large or in a highly visible location, such as the face or arms. Keloid scar removal, treatment or reduction are available in different methods, like laser treatment or caring using a good scar treatment product. The best advice will always be prevention is better than cure. Avoid body piercing, tattoos or voluntary operations such as cosmetic surgery. Treat Acne at an early stage so that the spots do not scar.

For necessary operation procedures, your surgeon can offer you scar dressing tips, scar care management or other treatments to reduce keloid scarring. Keep the scar covered when you’re in the sun to prevent discolouration.

Surgery Scars

Surgery leaves scars and almost unavoidable. If a surgeon makes a deeper incision than strictly necessary, the scar is going to be bigger and will take longer to heal.

As a result the chance on abnormal scarring (e.g. keloids) will increase. This is sometimes inevitable especially during an emergency and quick action by the surgeon is necessary. Good news is that it can fade if treated properly immediately after operations.

Acne Scars

Red spots, black spots and pits/depressed scars

Acne scars are a result of the skin’s natural healing and remodeling process. This is particularly true in the case of recurring inflammation at the same site, resulting in permanent scars, red spots, black spots and pits/depressed scars. Squeezing of acnes is another cause of bacterial infection and recurring inflammation at the same site.

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