Main Types of Scarring

From keloid to hypertrophic, there are many types of scars. Each one is a bit different, and each ones fades differently. Some even require different treatments. Today we will go over the two main types of scarring as well as how to fade them. Hint: Scarfade plays a big role in all of it. Just take a look at the many scientific studies here that have been done to prove it.

That being said, Scarfade works better on some types than others, but brings a positive effect to all scar types and severities, from burn to acne scars. In fact, it’s been proven to be the most effective on hypertrophic and keloid scars.

1.    Keloid Scars

A very common type of scar, keloids are abnormal scars that tend to grow outward, going beyond the initial boundary of the injury site. They are raised and not well defined, and can be red and itchy, at least at first.

These scars develop after severe acne, cuts, and burns, or after a piercing or tattoo. You may get them post-surgery or after an outbreak of chickenpox.

Why do keloids grow so unnaturally? Scientists think it has to do with the detected changes in the signals sent along by wound site cells, which order your body to create additional fibrous tissue. Your body sends too much of this tissue – more than it should. This is what gives keloids their raised appearance.

It’s possible to minimize the appearance of these scars with steroids, lasers, radiotherapy, cortisone injections, and surgery, or by combining a few of them. But before you get too drastic, try an OTC ointment or gel like Scarfade. Use it daily and massage the cream or gel into the site.

2.    Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scar come about when myofibroblast cells start to produce excessive amounts of collagen after injury. While not dangerous per se, they do itch, come with some pain and cause redness at the site. Collagen overproduction is what happens when inflammation or infection occurs, or when the scar is at a motion or tension location, such as a joint. Hypertrophic scar can also form on a wound that healed without the help of stitches.

Commonly formed after burn injuries, hypertrophic scars also result from bouts with severe acne, deep cuts, or body piercings. Similar to keloids, hypertrophic scars are more on the mild side and don’t grow beyond initial wound boundaries.

There are many ways you can attempt to shrink, flatten, and reduce the appearance of these main types of scars. Just keep in mind that hypertrophic scars can take a year to mature, which means your body needs time to fix the scar tissue on its own. That’s why your dermatologist likely won’t treat your early hypertrophic scar and would prefer to wait a year before they pursue more aggressive treatment.

Why not try Scarfade in the meantime?

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Whether you have a keloid or hypertrophic scar, get started on treatment by picking up a tube of Scarfade for noticeable fading over time. Here are before and after photos to peruse before you buy.