When you injure your skin, your body naturally repairs the damage. How your body repairs this damage depends on how deeply the injury penetrates your skin.
If the injury damages the top layer of your skin, you’ll likely see new skin when the wound heals. To repair damage that goes deeper than the first layer, your body makes a tissue that’s thicker than your skin. This thicker tissue often becomes a scar.
If you develop a scar, it may become less noticeable over time. Some scars, such as keloids and sunken acne scars, don’t fade. We have a variety of treatment options to help reduce the appearance of scars and scar tissue.