The problem with scars is that they can be noticeable, particularly if they are on the face or some area more difficult to hide under clothing. When pop star Rihanna played at the V festival in August, many people afterwards (well, journalists) seemed to be drawing attention to the fact that she appears to have a scar under her chin. As no-one has noticed this scar before, it is generally assumed that it is recent and rumours suggest that it could be the result of a bout of plastic surgery.
At 23, it’s difficult to imagine the kind of cosmetic surgery that she may have needed, but it also illustrates why many people feel self-conscious about scars they may have. While Rihanna is perhaps an extreme example as she performs in front of thousands and the world’s media, it seems it is human nature to comment on it and to speculate on reasons for it being there.
Luckily for most of us, we don’t have to be scrutinised around the globe, and there is a highly effective treatment for scars available: microdermabrasion, laser therapy and ultrasound treatment offer excellent results, especially when used in combination. The treatment can remove damaged layers of skin, reveal fresh new skin and boost the healing process.