Any time skin is cut through its entire thickness, a scar will form. Unfortunately, all scars are permanent in that they cannot ever be erased. We can, however, manipulate them to optimize function and appearance.
In general, every scar goes through what is called a maturation process. In adults, a scar takes about one year to mature fully. One can expect a surgical scar to look its worst approximately six weeks to three months following the surgery. During the most active healing period, the body forms collagen to heal the initial wound. Unless there is a fundamental problem with the scar, such as the need to alter its direction or remove unhealthy tissue, it is generally best not to consider revision in less than one year, when it can be regarded as mature.
Sometimes, a scar remains unsightly even after it’s fully healed. This may be especially bothersome to the individual if the scarring is located on the face or another conspicuous part of the body.
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