Scarring or disfigurement can lead to a devastating impact on a person both physically and mentally. It can lead to pain, diminished quality of life, sensitivity in the nerves, and more.
What Are Common Causes Of Scarring?
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Surgical Procedures
- Injuries to the face
- Dog Bites or Animal Attacks
What Are Common Types Of Scarring?
- In the event of injury to the skin, fibrous tissue called scar tissue forms over and around the wound to repair and protect your injury. In certain cases, this can cause an overgrowth of hard scar tissue, called keloids.
- This type of scar is a thickened, wide and often raised scar above the skin. A hypertrophic scar is your body’s response to trauma or injury. A hypertrophic scar is often a complication of a burn but could also be caused by a cut or piercing. Common symptoms include itchiness or pain.
- This type of a scar is caused by a burn. Contracture scars are caused by severe trauma and can have a lifelong impact which include skin tightness, making it difficult to move. They can also affect muscles and nerves.