Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process. Scarring can be categorised into 3 main categories;

  1. Dark and Light Scars - these superficial scars generally heal and are barely visible within 3-6 months.
  2. Raised Scars - this would include Hypertrophic Scars which are raised, they commonly occur on bendable areas of the skin (back, knees and elbows) and result from the stretching of wound edges while healing. Keloid Scars that tend to grow outside the border of the initial injury, and can become large, painful or itchy.
  3. Indented Scars - The most common scar type and are most often seen on the face (where acne has been present). This is caused when not enough scar tissue has formed and therefore does not match up with the surrounding skin.