Three Types of Scars & How to Treat Them

Your skin is the first thing that the world sees. A sudden rip, simple tear, or blemish can make a big impact on how your skin looks and feels. It can also leave you feeling less than content with the appearance of your skin.

Unless you live in a bubble, your skin is bound to have a few imperfections. Scars can be frustrating, but they don’t have to compromise how your skin looks. Below, we’ll take a look at the three types of scars and how to treat them.

How do scars happen?

Scars don’t have to be the result of an accident like a gash or a wound. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be a result of natural things like acne or scratching itchy skin. Scarring is the result of your body’s healing process after the skin is broken.

What is a keloid scar?

Keloid scars are large, dark, and raised scars. In some cases of injury, surgery, or even just a bug bite, scar tissue grows excessively, which creates a hard, smooth scarring called keloid. Most of the time keloids grow up and out beyond the extent and size of the injury, spilling over the borders of the original wound. Keloid scars are most commonly found on the chest, shoulders, and cheeks, but they can occur on any part of the body.

Keloid Scar Treatment

When it comes to treatment for keloid scars, we recommend our RejûvaSil silicone scar gel, made from liquid silicone designed to smooth and flatten raised scarring. The unique formula combines Vitamin C, Emu Oil and Squalane for additional scar healing benefits and to relive itchiness and discomfort associated with your scar.

What is a hypertrophic scar?

Hypertrophic scars are also raised, red scars similar to keloids but the scarring does not grow to the extent of a keloid. They take on a red or pink appearance. Hypertrophic scars are more common and may fade with time, though if they don’t there are treatment options to reduce the appearance of the scar.

Hypertrophic Scar Treatment

Similar to treatment for keloid scars, RejûvaSil silicone gel can be used on new scarring to help soften, flatten and lighten the scars.

Acne Scars

If you’ve ever experienced severe acne, whether as a teenager or an adult, chances are you still have at least a few scars from it. There are many types of acne scars, like deep wells and pits or red marks. Unlike hypertrophic or keloid scars, the cells in acne scars aren’t likely to be as raised as that. Luckily you don’t have to live with the battle scars of your acne.

Acne Scar Treatment

Our RejûvaSil silicone scar gel makes a wonderful treatment for acne scars as it is non-comedogenic and can be put onto the face.

Don’t let your scars define your skin if you don’t want them to. RejûvaSil can help to reduce the appearance of your unwanted scarring.