Don’t Be Scarred: Understanding The Different Types of Scars

By http://www.davidfuntmd.com/author/
September 15, 2016

When you were a little kid nothing was quite as cool as showing off a new scar to your friends that you earned while on the playground or from horsing around on your bike outside. And although you may have some great memories from those scars, the older you get, the less exciting scars can be to get and the more embarrassing they can be to show off. If you have a scar or multiple scars on your body that cause you to become self-conscious, then you may want to consider getting scar revision done by Dr. David K. Funt. By being non-invasive and requiring virtually no downtime at all, all of the procedures at David K. Funt’s office will allow you to go back to life as usual. Read on to learn more.

Types of Scars
Did you know that there are different types of scars that you can develop on your body? From scars that are a bit more depressed to ones that sit up above the skin a little more, understanding what type of scar you have will help you to understand the removal process a bit better.

  • Hypertrophic Scars: Comprised of excess amounts of collagen, giving off a raised appearance, hypertrophic scars are caused by things such as acne, body piercings, cuts, and burns.
  • Keloid Scars: Keloid scars form as a result of scar tissue building up after a traumatic event. They are scars that are raised above the skin and can even be sensitive to the touch. Caused by things such as acne, burns, chickenpox, body piercings, severe scratches, surgical cuts or vaccination sites.
  • Contracture Scars: Primarily caused by things such as severe burns, contracture scars result in the permanent tightening of the skin, which can ultimately cause problems with the tendons and muscles underneath the scar.

As you can see, there are a variety of different scars that you can develop. And depending on the type of scar that you have will help dictate what type of treatment Dr. David K. Funt will recommend that you get. To learn more about scar treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Funt’s office today!

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