The science behind a scar
As soon as the ‘dermis’ (deep skin layer) is damaged, for whatever reason(see below), the body immediately begins a reparative process.
- Numerous cells migrate to the damaged area
- Some of these cells, called macrophages remove dead cells and debris
- Other cells, called fibroblasts, produce a fibre called collagen
- The collagen ‘bridges the gaps’ over the damaged area to heal the dermis
- The initial wound is sealed
- Unfortunately, the fibroblasts continue to produce collagen even after the initial process in complete
This over-production of collagen is what forms a SCAR.