What do they look like?
- These scars are often thick, red and itchy and stand out against the normal skin.
- They can appear as a thick tight line or sheet, causing a pull on the surrounding skin or making it indent or pucker.
- They can cause reduced movement or make movement uncomfortable.
- They can occur anywhere on the body but are common in hand injuries or over joints of the body.
- They are also common when the scar was formed as a child or teenager meaning the scar didn’t stretch as the person grew and got tighter with growth.
How can this scar be improved?
- Scars like these can respond very well to surgical scar revision and sometimes laser.
- The amount of scar tightness will determine whether laser or surgical scar revision is needed to make the scar less tight.
- As the scar gets less tight, it often gets flatter and softer.
- Scars like these also benefit from scar therapy in addition to surgery and/or laser.