Scars | Cosmetic Medical Clinic

SKIN CONCERN:

Scarring

All scarring is essentially made of the same collagen. However, it differs from normal tissues in that it lacks elasticity, unlike normal tissues which retain elasticity.

SKIN CONCERN:

Scarring

All scarring is essentially made of the same collagen. However, it differs from normal tissues in that it lacks elasticity, unlike normal tissues which retain elasticity.

What is Scarring?

The four most common types of scarring:

Hypertrophic: This form of scar causes the skin to rise and is the result of the body overproducing collagen. They take the form of a raised lump on the skin roughly 4-8 weeks after a wound, infection or wound closure in addition to skin injuries or tension.

Atrophic: This type of scarring appears as an indent or recess, appearing like a pit on the skin surface. This is because the structures can support the skin, such as fat or muscle, are missing in that particular area. Atrophic scarring is usually associated with acne, surgery, and certain animal bites.

Stretch Marks: Technically known as striae are another form of scarring. Rapid stretching of the skin is the cause for striae which can occur for various reasons such as pregnancy, significant weight gain or even puberty. While they do tend to fade in appearance after several years if proper care is taken, these can remain at a very shallow level.

Keloid: The most serious of the two, keloid can grow to much larger sizes and potentially turns into neoplasms. The differentiator between hypertrophic and keloid scars is that keloid scars do not grow outside of the wound area.

DID YOU KNOW?

Scars are susceptible to UV radiation,which makes them more high-risk to sunburn than normal skin.

Acne scars: Condition that Require Acne Scar Treatment

No matter what the cause of scarring, CMC clinic offers treatments to get your skin back on track to recovery for a cleaner and smoother skin.

Learn more about Treatments for Scarring >>

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A consultation is important to everyone with their skin concern. You will receive a skin examination from one of our experienced skin specialists, and discuss the appropriate treatment options, and also be given an accurate quotation at the end of the consultation.

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