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Surgical Scars Causes and Treatments

A surgical scar is a visible mark or line on the skin that remains after a surgical incision has healed.

What is a Surgical Scar?


A surgical scar is a visible mark or line on the skin that forms as the body's natural response to heal itself following a surgical incision.


Causes of Surgical Scars


  1. Nature of Surgery: The type and depth of the surgery can influence the scar's appearance. For instance, a deep surgery might result in a more pronounced scar compared to a superficial one.

  2. Healing Process: Everyone's body heals differently. Some people may develop raised scars known as keloids or hypertrophic scars, while others might see flatter, less noticeable scars.

  3. Skin Type: The tendency to scar can be genetic. Those with darker skin might be more prone to keloid scarring, while fair-skinned individuals could be more susceptible to hyperpigmentation or red scars.

  4. Location on the Body: Scars on certain parts of the body, like over joints or on the chest, might be more pronounced due to the skin's tension.

  5. Infection: Any post-operative infections can negatively impact the healing process and could lead to more noticeable scarring.


Treatments We Offer for Surgical Scars


  1. Skin Resurfacing: Opus Plasma can improve the scar's appearance by either stimulating collagen production or removing the top layers of the skin.

  2. Morpheus 8: Morpheus8 helps by creating tiny punctures in the skin and can stimulate collagen production, helping to reduce the appearance of scars.

  3. Topical Treatments: We offer the ZO SKin Health product line that can help to moisturize and nourish the skin, potentially reducing the scar's appearance.


While surgical scars are a natural outcome of many medical procedures, there are numerous ways to manage and reduce their appearance. Please request a complimentary consultation today.

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