Basically, scars are the same as scars. The only difference is that scars are a medical name, and scars are a household name. Their appearance can be the result of various injuries: mechanical impact, temperature (for example, burns), skin diseases (post-acne). Both dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons deal with the problem of scars.
There are many types and groups of scars. For proper treatment, it is necessary to be able to distinguish them (for example, pathological scarring from physiological). Physiological is the process by which the scar becomes more compact and turns pale. In a pathological process, the scar, on the contrary, will increase, become brighter, and may turn blue or red. In any case, you will need to see a doctor so that it is he who decides on the way to correct the scar or scars).
Please note that determining the type of scar and choosing a treatment method is the most important thing. If, for example, the patient is worried about normotrophic scars, then surgical intervention is not required. By the way, this type of scar is characterized by flesh color, pallor and elasticity, which is close to normal tissues. However, treatment in this case is still needed. Surface chemical peels, microdermabrasion can be used. With the help of just such means, scars can be made almost invisible.
Another type, atrophic, is characterized by tissue laxity and location below the normal skin level. An example of such scars is striae (that is, the so-called stretch marks). There are many methods for treating this type of scars. And if any of them are treated persistently and correctly, then the chances of getting an excellent aesthetic result will be quite high.
Hypertrophic scars are usually located above the surface of the skin and are pink or flesh-colored. This type of scars does not recur and responds well to treatment. By the way, the best cosmetic result can be achieved with the help of surgical treatment (that is, excision of scar tissue). For scars that are not too large, peeling therapy is suitable: chemical, laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion. Good results are obtained by the use of ultra- and electrophoresis with various drugs.