The way a scar forms is affected by an individual’s age and the location on the body or face. Treatment varies for these two locations.
Certain areas of the body are notorious for poor scarring, particularly the shoulder, knee, and sternal areas as they tend to be under a lot of stress and motion. These scars are more difficult to treat.
Scars tend to gradually fade and look less obvious as time passes. However, once two years have passed since the trauma occurred, a scar’s appearance is unlikely to change any more on its own. For best results, scars should be treated close to the time of development.
Size and depth of the wound
Blood supply to the area
Thickness and color of the skin
Direction of the scar
Type of scar
Typically, there are two types of raised scars: hypertrophic and keloid.
Excision with resuture
Intralesional steroid injection
Non-Invasive treatments currently available:
Over-the-counter scar treatment products
Application of oils, lotions and creams
Oral and topical antihistamines
Massage therapy with vitamin E
*Appropriate treatment varies from case to case