Scars develop due to a destruction of the collagen network of skin. The scar, also called cicatrix, is the final stage of wound healing and only inferior replacing tissue. Fresh scars have a reddish color because of the strong blood supply. At this stage it is extremely important to positively infl uence the natural scarring
process with targeted action. When the blood vessels diminish and the collagen fibers increase it becomes more diffi cult to reach a good looking scarring. Atrophic (sunken) scar
The wound heals poorly, the formation of new connective tissue fi bers is not suffi cient. A “sunken” scar develops lying underneath the skin level.
The hypertrophic scar is caused by an excessive production of connective tissue fi bers. The scar tends to form a raised lump and is higher than the surrounding skin level.