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Scar Removal Toronto   A scar simply refers any form of disfiguring mark on the surface of the skin as a result...

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Types of Scars Below is an overview of some of the main types of scars based on their clinical appearances. They...

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Scar Removal Toronto

 

A scar simply refers any form of disfiguring mark on the surface of the skin as a result of the healing of injured tissue. Scars normally develop after sustaining injuries while in other cases they have been found to develop from infection, surgery or diseases. Examples include: injury scars, surgical scars, burn scars and acne scars etc. More often than not they form within the first few months after trauma or surgery and are normally bound to appear on any part of the body. It is equally worth noting that the appearance and severity of scars depend on factors such as the size, depth and direction of the wound in question. Other determining factors include the color and thickness of the skin.

 

Scars have been found to affect around 4.5% to 16% of the general population particularly individuals between the ages of 10 and 30 years. What’s more: besides the low self esteem, patients with scars may also experience limited mobility, irritation and sometimes even pain. Good news is, dermatological procedures such as laser scar removal have proven to be very effective in countering the disfiguring marks caused by scars. Speaking of laser scar removal, it is one of the most frequent dermatological procedures on offer at scar removal Toronto.

 

Types

Types of Scars

Below is an overview of some of the main types of scars based on their clinical appearances. They include: -The

Hypertrophic Scar

It is fairly thick, pink, firm, raised and usually occurs within the edges of a wound and is known to regress or gradually flatten with time.

The Keloid Scar

It resembles the hypertrophic scar, the only difference is the fact that it slightly extends beyond the margins of the wounds and has a tendency of building overtime.

The Atrophic Scar

It forms depressed pin like pockets on the skin and is mostly caused by skin conditions and diseases such as chicken pox and acne.

The Contracture scar

Characteristic of a tightened texture, it is caused by a burn and may sometimes go slightly deeper as a result affecting underlying muscles which in turn impairs free movement.

Stretch marks

They are distinct red or purple lines of wrinkled skin as a result of weight loss or weight gain.
General idea of Scar Removal Treatments
Although it is not possible to get rid of a scar, its appearance can be made invisible through scar removal procedures such as microdemabrasion, injection and in some instances through the use of certain medications as well as through surgical revisions.
Laser scar removal was introduced back in the 1980s and has since grown into one of the most effective scar removal treatments. Early procedures were mostly undertaken using the Nd:YAG laser and sometimes using the CO2 ablative laser all of which were largely associated with a high rate of scar recurrence, undesirable side effects, modest results and extended downtime. All that is now in the past since new technology (fractional laser resurfacing) has completely redefined laser scar removal.