How to treat scars?
When skin is wounded or broken, the tissues break and cause a protein called collagen to be released. The collagen then builds up at the point of damage to help heal and strengthen the wound. New collagen continues to form for several months, the blood supply increases, which causes the scar to become red, raised, and lumpy. After some time, some collagen breaks down and the blood supply reduces, gradually making the scar smoother and softer. At this point, treatment of scar can begin. There are different treatment options that can depend on the type of scar. Some scar treatment options are silicone gels, laser therapy, steroids, dermal fillers, skin needling, and more. Knowing the type of scar you have can help with choosing the best treatment option. You might have a normal, fine-line scar as a result of surgery or a small wound, a keloid, as a result of an overgrowth of tissue that happens when too much collagen is produced at the site of a wound, a hypertrophic scar, which does not extend beyond the boundary of the original wound, or a pitted and sunken scar.