What are Scars and How do They Form?
Scars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body creates new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to take care of the damage, creating a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the tissue around it. Scars form after a wound is fully healed.
There are many kinds of scars. A lot of scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body releases too much collagen, scars may be higher than the surrounding tissue area. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. Both of these scars are mostly common in younger and dark-skinned people.
Some scars can have a sunken or pitted look to them. This kind of scarring happens when certain structures supporting the skin, like fat or muscle, become lost. Some surgical scars have this appearance, as do some scars from acne.
Scars may also look like stretched skin. These scars occur when the skin stretches quickly (for example, as in growth spurts or during pregnancy). Also, this type of scar can happen when the skin is under tension during the healing process.
Holistic Treatments for Scars
At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with scars. We use our Class IV Laser Therapy (laser acupuncture therapy) that quickens the healing time of scars, big or small, making you get the pain relief you’ve been searching for.
Using laser therapy has many advantages. This little beam of light helps the healing process with superficial wounds and other complications of the body such as:
- Skin diseases/Eczema
- Skin rashes/ poison ivy
- Cold sores/Canker sores
- Insect bites
- Scars/ cuts and scratches
- Tissue damage
- Nerve damage
- Neck/shoulder/back pain
Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions on our Laser Therapy, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.