What is a good scar?
A mature scar is flat and usually slightly paler, but occasionally darker than the surrounding skin. It can sometimes be hidden in natural skin lines.
Can I change the way my scar looks?
Hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation are the result of excess collagen accumulation in a healing wound.
Is surgery the only option?
No it is not. Massage and silicone gel sheets can be used to soften and change the appearance of a scar, especially in the first 18 months. If a scar is a keloid or hypertrophic scar then treatment with a steroid may be used.