A scar is the skin tissue resulting from physiological healing. Scars can form after a cut, a burn, infections such as chicken pox or an acne outbreak. Regardless of the cause, our skin releases collagen into the wound, sturdy, whitish-white fibres that act as bridges to repair the injured tissue.
The function of these fibres is to form a dry, solid tissue called a scab. This scab will give way to healthy, renewed skin, sometimes in the form of a scar. Our dermatology unit always recommends that, if the patient wants to remove the scab, they should first consult an expert dermatologist to determine the most suitable treatment.