Linear scar lines

These scars can be thin or thick, paler or darker than the surrounding skin and can be flat or thick, red and lumpy.

What do they look like?

  • These scars can be thin or thick, paler or darker than the surrounding skin and can be flat or thick, red and lumpy.
  • They can be difficult to treat and can be on any area of the body. 

 

How can this scar be improved? 

  • Scars like these which are red and thick can respond well to laser treatment to help them flatten and settle. 
  • Larger areas of scarring like this is often best treated with surgical scar revision – this can mean scar excision in smaller areas or artificial skin application and skin grafting (using skin borrowed from elsewhere on your body) for larger areas.  
  • If surgical scar revision is chosen then laser can help the new scar to settle more quickly.  
  • Scars like these will also significantly benefit from scar therapy in addition to surgery and/or laser.