Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissue of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process.
The outer layer of the skin – the epidermis – can fully regenerate i.e. healing without scaring.
When deep layer – the dermis – is involved the repair process will result in permanent scar.
There is different type of scar
Hypertrophic scar: occur when the body overproduces collagen, which causes the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin
Keloid scar: a more serious form of excessive scarring
Atrophic scar: It is form of a sunken recess in the skin, which has a pitted appearance. These are caused when underlying structures supporting the skin, such fat or muscle are lost.
Stretch marks: These are caused when the skin is stretched rapidly (for instance during pregnancy, significant weight gain, or adolescent growth spurt or when skin is put under tension during the healing process, (usually near joints).
We combine different type of treatments depending on the individual’s needs and the progress of the condition.
All assessment and treatment provided by Dr EL-BAKY.