Scars are unsightly and often sensitive skin lesions that arise when wound healing is disrupted. A disturbance can be caused by, for example, an infection, a general poor condition or poor blood circulation in the area. The skin can also produce too much collagen tissue, which then creates a thickened scar. A scar can also be retracted or adhered to the underlying tissues.
If a wound (you) heals normally, a 'normal' scar may remain in the form of a narrow stripe. Over time, the stripe can become white in color or darker due to a stronger pigment formation in that spot.
We distinguish different types of scars. Acne gives different scars than, for example, an operation. Sometimes scars are sunken into the skin, other scars are red, itchy or painful. A scar can also grow beyond the wound edges, this is more common in young people and people with a dark skin type. They arise during the healing of surgical wounds, burns, vaccinations, tattoos, piercings or acne. It is very annoying when a scar gives restrictions in movement.
There are various types of treatments for different types of scars and wishes. It is possible that different treatments are combined.
Scars can pull, stick, irritate or thicken. This limits movement or causes pain. We can make a scar looser and more flexible through massage. By stimulating the scar during the massage, all skin layers are optimally put to work. The skin can produce new cells and collagen again, which normalizes the scar. It is important to realize that scar tissue will never disappear completely. Scar massage is aimed at loosening the scar and making it more skin-level and less noticeable.
Furthermore, discolorations and a defect in the skin structure can be treated by medical camouflage,medical peels ofdermapenfor deeper scars. Silicone patches or silicone gel can also be applied. They make the scar flatter and smoother, which reduces the complaints.
Lubricate the scar well with sunscreen to prevent dark discolorations.
Use silicone gel or plasters soon after surgery to allow the scar to heal as nicely as possible.
Vitamin A acid can accelerate wound healing and reduce scarring