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Scars are the result of your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Scars occur when the dermis, the second deepest layer of the skin, is damaged by injury, surgery, picking a scab, etc. When the skin is injured, it goes into immediate healing mode and starts trying to close up as quickly as possible. First a blood clot forms a scab and then the dermis gets to work below sending out fibroblasts (the cells that make collagen) to start rebuilding tissue. Because your skin is in a hurry to repair itself to replenish tissue, the collagen may not get laid out in the same pattern as the rest of your skin, so this hasty approach results in a scar. How severe or obvious a scar ends up looking can be determined by many factors like age, skin tone, location of injury, and hormones. Majority of scars are treatable with a variety of options that are offered at SouthPointe Medical & Aesthetics.
TYPES OF SCARS
Depending on the severity of your acne, acne scars range from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike.
Appears firm, raised, rubbery lesion or shiny, fibrous nodules.
Typically the result of a burn. Skin is extremely tight and can restrict the ability to move.