Textured scars

These scars are often caused by trauma or burns and can be the result of a skin graft procedure. They can be difficult to treat and can be on any area of the body.

What do they look like?

  • These scars are usually fairly flat but with surface irregularity which can make them look lumpy or an abnormal texture compared to the surrounding skin.
  • They can also be slightly different in colour and can feel bumpy or less supple than the surrounding skin. 
  • They are often caused by trauma or burns and can be the result of a skin graft procedure. 
  • They can be difficult to treat and can be on any area of the body. 

 

How can this scar be improved? 

  • Scars like these can respond well to laser treatment with or without surgical scar revision. 
  • Treatment with the laser involves removing the top few layers of skin and blending the texture more to the surrounding skin. 
  • Treatment with surgical scar revision can involve removing smaller areas of scar or a treatment of spray-on-skin (ReCell) to put some of your own pigment cells back into the scar to blend the colour.  
  • Scars like these often benefit from scar therapy in addition to surgery and/or laser to ensure the new scar makes the closest match of pigment possible and reduces the risk of it getting thick or red.