|Scars are a natural part of the healing process after injury. They are actually growths of collagen (protein) that form beneath the skin as a result of acne, wound, cut, burn, injury or surgery to the skin. Collagen consists of fibers that strengthen the layer of skin beneath the surface. When the skin is injured, the collagen that is produced becomes thicker.
It is this thickness that causes the scar to form. Scars come in all shapes and sizes, and usually take approximately 18 months to mature. Newly formed scars are usually red, dark and raised. Over time, they become pale and flatter. Scars will never disappear completely and tiny traces will always remain no matter what treatment is used.