The experience of having a new born baby may be exciting and beautiful. However, the emergence of stretch marks or scarring during pregnancy is not.
The skin produces a major protein called collagen which makes up the connective tissues in your skin. Although the skin is very elastic, overstretching disrupts the normal production of collagen [...]
Surgery is often used to treat serious medical problems, but it can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Whatever the reason for undergoing surgery, you are likely to be left with scars after the procedure has been completed and the skin has healed.
Many surgical scars fade with time, but few disappear completely. If you [...]
All of us have scars, which are the result of the skin’s healing process after cuts, burns, acne, abrasions or other types of damage occur to the skin. However, some people are unlucky enough to develop keloid scars, which can be much more difficult to live with.
What are keloid scars?
Keloid scars are the result [...]
Most of us have at least one scar on our skin, caused by any of the following:
• Childhood scrapes and other injuries
• Burns and cuts sustained in the kitchen
• Severe acne
Most of these scars are permanent, or at least very long lasting. There are creams, lotions and even injections (approved and carried out by a medical professional) you [...]
Some people suffer from acne from adolescence well into adulthood, and the condition can be worse for some than others. If you have serious acne, you may be aware that you are at risk of acne scarring.
The scars from acne can be very long-lasting, and they can form even if you follow all medical [...]
When you burn your skin, it can cause the most visible scars. Many people experience burns in childhood, as at a young age, we don’t always realise the danger of open flames and hot water.
The scars caused at any age are likely to remain visible for many years. They may fade and lighten in [...]
Acne can be terrible to live with, causing many sufferers to have low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Just as bad as the acne itself, however, can be the scars acne can sometimes leave behind.
Preventing acne scars
There are a few ways you can prevent acne scars from forming. Follow these tips:
• Never pick, scratch, pop or [...]
There are many different types of scars, some differing in their composition and some in how they were caused. Here are a few of the most common types of scars:
• Hypertrophic scars. These are scars which develop when the body produces too much collagen. This causes the scar to end up raised above the skin surrounding [...]
It is sometimes the case that accidents and mishaps leave an indelible physical mark. They may not live long in the memory but there is always that physical reminder in the shape of a scar. For many people, scars present a problem that has ramifications in their personal lives and private lives. Those indelible physical [...]
Scarring can be quite a sensitive issue for some people because it acts as a reminder of a troubled past. Self-harm is not uncommon in modern society and it occurs irrespective of social background and other factors. Some people learn to cope with their habit and some grow out of it, while others overcome it [...]