Scars are beautiful

Let’s talk scars…A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound or injury has healed.

Scars are a natural part of the healing process. Most will fade although they never completely disappear.

How scars normally form

Scarring is part of the body’s natural healing process after tissue is damaged.

When the skin is wounded, the tissues break, which causes a protein called collagen to be released. Collagen builds up where the tissue is damaged, helping to heal and strengthen the wound.

New collagen continues forming for several months and the blood supply increases, causing the scar to become raised and lumpy.

In time, some collagen breaks down at the site of the wound and the blood supply reduces. The scar gradually becomes smoother and softer.

Although scars are permanent, they can fade over a period of up to 2 years. It’s unlikely they’ll fade any more after this time.

 

Every scar tells a story. Scarring can affect you both physically and psychologically.

BE PROUD OF YOUR SCARS HEART HEROES