Undesired and sometimes painful skin tissue growths marking the spot where skin has healed after a surgery or injury.
Incidence: Very Common
○ More than 3 million US cases per year
○ Treatable by a medical professional
○ Requires a medical assessment
○ Lab tests or imaging not required
Scars are part of the skin's natural healing process. However, they can cause pain, inconvenience, and self-consciousness. Most small scars will become nearly invisible if given enough time to heal, but for scars that are reddened, large, thickened or indented scar treatment is available to reduce their appearance.