Stretched scars

These scars are often post-surgical or traumatic scars which have stretched over time leaving a wide scar.

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.