Wounds heal - scars remain?

Our skin can easily be injured. By small cuts and scrapes, but also by burns, corrosions or surgery. Tiny superficial injuries heal completely, but deep or extensive wounds set off a complex healing process in the body - leaving scars behind. This tissue has lost its elasticity and is often lighter in colour.

Hair, sebaceous and sweat glands are missing. Treatment should start promptly, but something can also be done for old scars. For disfiguring and extensive scars surgery can help, while simpler alternatives are available in the form of medications and ointments.