A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound or injury has healed. When the human body suffers an injury, a biological process to repair the wound is triggered. Scarring itself is the production of excessive amounts of connective tissue produced as the body reacts and repairs the wound. Our body’s priority is very much on fast wound closure rather than restoring the injured area to how it was previously. This imperfect process results in the creation of scar.
For some people, scarring is by no means the endpoint of their illness or injury.
Along with changing the way we look, scars can considerably affect how we are able to use our bodies and even our ability to breathe.
The physical impact of severe scarring can include pain; itching and loss of movement requiring the need for frequent operations; skin grafts; the application of cream, and daily physiotherapy. Internal scarring, known as fibrosis, can seriously affect internal organs.