What do they look like?
- These scars are often post-surgical or traumatic scars which have stretched over time leaving a wide scar.
- They can be caused by movement over a joint (which weakened the skin repair) or sometimes healing problems at the time of injury/surgery which caused the skin not to heal as quickly.
- They can be thick and red or pale and ‘see-through’.
- 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 close the widened area of scar and reconstruction with string deep stitches.
- 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.