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

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.

Scar after surgery. Before and after removal. (Image: 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.

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