zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

REWORKED: 5 Things You Need to Know About Dissolving Scar Tissue

by
REWORKED:  5 Things You Need to Know About Dissolving Scar Tissue
Scar after surgery. Before and after removal. Photo Credit Violanda28/iStock/Getty Images

While they're unattractive and sometimes harmful or painful, the body manufactures scars to help the body heal. Scar tissue may be visible on the body or hidden inside, and the appearance and pattern of development help categorize scar tissue. Varieties of scars include keloid scars and hypertrophic scars. Anytime the body undergoes surgery, scar tissue may develop. Other causes of scar tissue include infection, injury or inflammation in tissue. Some types of scars like keloid scars are abnormal. To treat scars, doctors may recommend surgery, cryotherapy or steroid injections.

While they're unattractive and sometimes harmful or painful, the body manufactures scars to help the body heal. Scar tissue may be visible on the body or hidden inside, and the appearance and pattern of development help categorize scar tissue. Varieties of scars include keloid scars and hypertrophic scars. Anytime the body undergoes surgery, scar tissue may develop. Other causes of scar tissue include infection, injury or inflammation in tissue. Some types of scars like keloid scars are abnormal. To treat scars, doctors may recommend surgery, cryotherapy or steroid injections.

You Might Also Like

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.
Demand Media