Any damage of the skin at the level of the dermis either sewn or healed naturally over time leaves a scar. In an effort to combat scars Plastic Surgery employs various techniques. When the surgeon chooses where to make the incisions for a procedure he/she selects “hidden” points within skin folds. Care is being taken during the procedure so as to not tend the wound edges during suturing, to use stiches that do not react with the tissues and for them to be removed as quickly as possible. When faced with established scars, the treatment is resection and essentially a redirection of the new scar across skin tension lines (the lines upon which wrinkles are formed and are different in each body region).
The burns of the skin are one of the heaviest injuries that can be sustained by a person. Minor burns heal without treatment and if the depth is small no special scars are left. Larger burns require hospitalization in special burn units with the required knowledge and equipment. In that case, where the patient’s life is at risk, the remaining scars can be severe and require a series of procedures in order to aesthetically improve.