The scars are widely classified as keloid scar, hypertrophic scar and atrophic scar. Scars can be due to trauma, surgical scars, acne scars, chicken pox or pregnancy and exercise induced stretch marks. Treatment of scars depends on the type of scar, site of the scar and the size of the scar.
Scar revision is best for ugly scars and contractures where the scar is excised and re-sutured. Excision and intralesional injection with steroids will be effective for keloid scars. It is often difficult to treat atrophic scars such as stretch marks. Certain treatment such as Derma roller technology and injection of fillers can improve the appearance of the stretch marks. The scars can also be masked temporarily with camouflage system.