Burns, surgical procedures, skin infection and traumas of various kinds can all lead to unnatural scarring that attracts unwanted attention.
Scarring can be reduced through steroid containing drugs, derma roller and stem cell procedures and minimally invasive techniques such as microdermabrasion.
Scars can be removed surgically, the technique known as z-plasty can alter the tension line, sunken regions can be filled using fats grafts and contractures can be opened using skin grafts and flaps.
The improvement process may take years, and the degree of improvement varies depending on the body's reaction, the size of the trauma, the blood supply to the area, the direction of scarring and the color and thickness of the skin. It is important to use the drugs prescribed during the healing process in an appropriate and regular manner.