When we become injured, our wounds heal over time, but when scars form, it can serve as a permanent reminder.
Scars come in a variety of different forms, including raised or recessed, and may take a range of different colours or textures.
The appearance of scars may be unsightly, particularly when compared to the surrounding healthy skin. This can cause embarrassment or self consciousness when placed in particularly obvious parts of the body.
Each scar is unique, depending on how the injury was received, and the type of skin it formed on. It can also be difficult to discern how a scar may look, and while a poor healing process is sometimes a contributing factor to the appearance of severe scarring, this is not always the case.