Scars usually tell a story, sometimes a fun memory and sometimes a difficult past experience. And as much as some scars might look cool or portray a certain image, a lot of folks don’t like having them or the look of scars on their body. Whether its a cut on your hand, stretch marks, or surgery scars, Tamjidi Skin Institute in Maryland and Virginia is here to provide scar reductions services for any scars that don’t want.
What is Scarring?
Scarring is the biological healing process of fibrous tissue replacing your skin after an injury. Whenever your skin surface is broken or damaged deep enough, scars are the body’s attempt to repair and heal. However, while the collagen protein that forms scar tissue is the same as your normal skin, the way it is composed is different. This leads to the unique appearance and qualities of scar tissue, like resistance to UV radiation, and a lack of sweat glands and hair follicles within scar tissue. There are a few types of scarring:
- Hypertrophic scarring — Overproduction of collagen leads to a minor raised scar lump on the skin
- Keloid scarring — Overproduction of collagen from excessive scarring, that can potentially grow into large benign tumors
- Atrophic scarring — Sunken recess in the skin, which can be caused by acne, insect bites, or chickenpox
- Stretch marks — Caused by rapid stretching of the skin, which can occur during pregnancy or growth spurts
There are a large number of treatments that might be able to reduce the appearance of scarring or maybe even get rid of the scar altogether. Chemical peels, filler injections, laser treatments, radiotherapy, topical steroids, surgery, and even vitamins are just a few different methods of treatment to reduce scarring.
Scar Reduction at Tamjidi
Whether your big knife scar doesn’t look as cool as you thought, or you want your stretch marks to be a little less noticeable, Tamjidi Skin Institute is here to understand and perform all of your scar reduction needs. Our skincare specialists in Maryland and Virginia have plenty of experience performing scar reduction and we want to provide that service to you. Give us a call today.