If you have had an accident, surgery, a burn, or acne, any of these can create scarring on your face. The scarring occurs wherever multiple layers of the skin have been affected. Once a scar forms, it is permanent but you don't need to feel that you have to live with it forever. With new medical techniques, you can receive treatment that reduces the visibility of scars.
Different scars require different treatments. A few common scars include:• Burn scars - Severe burns that destroy large sections of skin cause the skin to heal in a puckered way. As the skin heals, muscles and tendons may be affected in this "contracting" movement.
• Keloid scars - These occur when your skin overproduces collagen - a substance which occurs naturally in your body - after a wound has healed. These scars generally appear as growths near the edges of the scar site.
• Hypertrophic scars - These are thick, raised areas which become swollen, puffy, and reddened, causing it to stand out from the surrounding skin. These scars may also make your face feel tight as they restrict the natural movement of the facial muscles and tendons.
When you meet with your doctor, you will learn about all of the surgical possibilities to correct your scarring.