What is scar tissue and why do you get it?
Scar tissue forms after damage to the skin as the skin regenerates. Scar tissue is divided into 5 types: Hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, atrophic scars, stretch marks and umbilical scars. Yes, the navel is the first scar we get as an infant. I will not write more about navel, and you can read about stretch marks in this guide here.
Hypertrophic scars are the swollen, red and thick scars that can often be itchy or painful. They usually occur within 4 to 8 weeks of wound infection or wound closure. They can itch at the change of seasons, when drying out, etc.
Keloid scars are also raised scars, but the big difference, if you compare with hypertrophic scars, is that they can grow larger outside the damaged area and often become very thick. Keloid scars can occur in anyone, but people with darker pigmentation are more likely to get them.
Atrophic scars are sunken scars, e.g. a notch in the skin, or an indentation which thus causes the skin to have a rather rough appearance. You often get these after major acne breakouts.
What does scar tissue feel like?
Scar tissue feels very different. Some scars become swollen and tender, and you can feel the scar from start to finish with a finger. Other scars are almost imperceptible and do not have irritated nerves in them. These are probably the scars that you experience the most. They are also the ones you look for acne.
Can scars/scar tissue be removed?
Both and. The scars we can actually remedy are the hypertrophic scars, keloid scars and atrophic scars, and new skin really just needs to be made. If we remove the scar that is already in the skin, we have to make new skin, but in a more controlled way than when the scar appeared. The trick is to get the skin to form new skin, but slower and more controlled, so that the new skin that forms forms nicely like the surrounding skin. To combat raised scars from small pimples, piercings, burns and cuts, you need to break down the collagen formation that creates the scar and replace it with smooth scar tissue. This is clearly easiest and fastest through treatment at a clinic through your doctor.
When it comes to combating sunken scars that come from severe acne or surgical procedures, you must instead break down the collagen that holds the skin down and fill it up with new collagen. Depending on how advanced the scar is and its nature, there are several methods to achieve this.
In both cases, the answer is yes, you can easily reduce scar tissue.
Why do you get scars after pimples/acne?
Like all other scars, it is the skin that regenerates, and does not recover completely like the skin around it. The more moisture, peace and vitamins and building blocks you have in your skin and in your products, the better the skin can heal.
Can acne scars be removed? Can you remove scars on the face?
Acne scars are not dangerous, but they can be cosmetically irritating to the wearer. Therefore, there are many clinics that offer treatment for these scars.
Can scars after pimples/acne be prevented?
With proper skin care, you should avoid the largest scar tissue after acne. Please read my guide on acne here.
Should I use sunscreen on my scar(s)?
It is always a good idea to use sunscreen, also on your scars, as they should not be irritated by sunlight and the harmful rays. Especially not the first year. Use possibly a small dash of Raz Skincare Face cream on the scar.
Treatment of scars/scar tissue after an operation - should I use a cream?
If you have scar tissue after an operation in the stomach, a caesarean section, a knee operation or perhaps an operation on the hand, you can help the skin on its way with plenty of care. Some surgeons even put a little vitamin E on the scar before you put a patch on. If it were me, I would continue the care at home with plenty of moisture through my Raz Skincare Huh. I would then apply my pure Raz Skincare Vitamin E on the wound and put the plaster back on. Later, when the wound was completely closed and the skin restored, I would after applying Raz Skincare Huh mix a little Raz Skincare Repair with Raz Skincare Vitamin E and get this on. The first year after getting the scar I would apply SPF 30 every time I was out in the sun; summer and winter. Raz Skincare Face Cream every single time I had to go out in the daylight – summer and winter.
How to treat internal scar tissue?
I will leave the doctors on this subject. Internal scars come after operations and doctors and/or nurses will give you the necessary information on the subject.
Does scar tissue cause pain?
New scars are often tender, but most common scars won't be tender once they are a few months old. They should probably become elastic like the rest of the skin, and then neither be sore nor sharp when the skin is stretched.
Should I choose to treat my acne scars with laser and ultrasound?
If you need treatment for your scars, such as laser, surgery or ultrasound, I always recommend that you see your doctor and get a referral. It's your skin and we have to be very careful about who gets to tinker with things like scar tissue.
Treatment of scar tissue - you must use these products
We must have given you new skin cells, and it can be a bit of a slow process, so you have to arm yourself with patience. In the case of hypertrophic and keloid scars, it is recommended that you use a patch that gives pressure to the scar, so that you inhibit the development yourself. In more severe cases, you should be seen by a doctor.
Morning routine – sequence and use
1. Raz Skincare C – Vitamin
As a serum every morning after cleansing. To keep the skin as elastic as possible. And feed the skin with new building sites for new and delicious skin. Then your own routine.
2. Buy any also mine Raz Skincare Face Cream Calm.
It is a soothing cream with a high SPF, as we are in the process of giving you new and improved skin. In this process, it is extremely important to prevent DNA damage from the sun's rays. This also applies on cloudy days or in winter. It is not included in the package as you may already have an SPF30 at home.
Evening routine – sequence and use
1. Raz Skincare C – Vitamin
As a serum every night after cleansing. To keep the skin as elastic as possible. And feed the skin with new building sites for new and delicious skin. Then your own routine..
2. Raz Skincare E – Vitamin
After your evening cleanser and under your night cream. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant if the wound is not yet a scar and great for softening if the scar tissue has already formed.
3. Raz Skincare Repair
At night, the skin's barrier is significantly more weakened. This causes you to lose significantly more moisture at night. I would therefore recommend that you protect the skin with Raz Skincare Repair on top of your Raz Skincare Vitamin E. Then the skin will use the energy on new skin cells and new collagen (thus removing your scar tissue) instead of binding moisture. This treatment may only be needed for the first month, which is why I also only include a small Mini Repair in this package, to make it as economical for you as possible.
Raz Skincare Cp – Chemical Peel
We need to get rid of all the dead skin cells and increase the production of new skin cells. A peeling such as Raz Skincare will help you with that. Peel the scar 1-3 times a week. This is only for you where the scar is more than 3 months old. Scar tissue is a slow process, so remember to be patient.
Raz Skincare Mint Scrub
Scrub your body 3-4 times a week with my Mint Scrub.
The redness can also be combated with the following supplements:
Mega B Stress
Zinc Citrate 20mg.
When will I see improvements in my scar tissue?
Yes, it's hard to say. It depends on your skin and how severe the scar tissue is. So the answer must be left open.
I have collected the products you just have to have in one package, and given you a good price.
Together we make Denmark more beautiful, one face at a time.
In severe cases - always see a doctor.
If you want to read more, or see where I get my knowledge from, here are some of the articles that I believe are the most knowledgeable parts.
Biomechanics of Scar Tissue and Uninjured Skin
Scar Tissue: Never Too Old to Remodel
Apparatus and method for treating scar tissue
Polyvalent dendrimer glucosamine conjugates prevent scar
Comparison of the histological morphology between normal skin and scar tissue
Hypertrophic scar tissues and fibroblasts
Site-Specific Keloid Fibroblasts