Any injury to the skin can cause the formation of scar tissue
, which consists of irregular collagen fibres. Scarring can be caused by many different types of skin trauma, including:
Scars vary greatly in colour, size and shape. Scarring also comes in different types, which will direct what type of treatment is utilized. For example most acne scars are indentations in the skin (‘pitted’), while a keloid scar has grown larger than the affected area.