Indented scars

These scars are often paler than the surrounding skin and appear to have a ‘dent’ or ‘hole’ in the skin.

What do they look like?

  • These scars are often paler than the surrounding skin and appear to have a ‘dent’ or ‘hole’ in the skin.  
  • They can be caused by post-surgical scars, trauma or skin conditions such as acne.  
  • They can be caused by removal of skin and skin grafting procedures. 
  • They can occur anywhere on the body.  

 

How can this scar be improved? 

  • Scars like these can respond very well to surgical scar revision to fill the ‘dent’ with some rearranged skin or fat.
  • Occasionally laser can help the new scar to settle more quickly. 
  • Scars like these can also benefit from scar therapy in addition to surgery and/or laser.