What Causes Scars?
- Acne is a common skin condition that can leave behind scars, especially if it is severe or improperly treated. Inflammatory acne, which results in cysts or nodules, can cause deeper scars, while picking or popping acne lesions can also lead to scarring.
- Facial scars can result from accidents and cuts, burns, or abrasions. These injuries can damage the skin’s underlying structure, forming scars during the healing process.
- Surgical interventions, whether cosmetic or medical, can sometimes result in scarring like facelifts, rhinoplasty or mole removal.
- Certain skin infections, such as cellulitis or impetigo, can cause damage to the skin and lead to scarring if left untreated.
- Chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis can cause inflammation and damage to the skin, increasing the risk of scarring.
- Some individuals may be genetically prone to developing scars. Certain genetic factors can affect the healing process and contribute to the formation of scars.
- Factors that affect the body’s ability to heal wounds properly, such as underlying health conditions or impaired immune function, can increase the likelihood of scarring.