Scarring is the process by which wounds are repaired. Damage to the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, is required to produce a scar. Damage to only the epidermis, the most superficial layer of your skin, won’t always produce a scar.
Scars produce a structural change in the deeper layers of the skin. This is perceived as an alteration in the architecture of the normal surface features. It’s not just a change in skin colour.
There is not usually a medical reason to remove scarring, but some people feel self-conscious about the appearance of scars and would like them removed for cosmetic reasons.
As not all scars are the same, treatment plans for scars differ. We recommend that if you looking to reduce the appearance of scars you book a complimentary consultation to discuss treatment options suitable for you.