Why scars absolutely need to be treated
Unfortunately, scars almost always leave behind marks on the skin. However, good treatment options exist that can considerably improve the appearance and functioning of the areas where marks are left behind. There are many other reasons why scars should be treated besides aesthetic ones. For one thing, failure to treat scars can lead to hypersensitivity, itching, pain, skin stretching, tension and tissue adhesions. In addition, lack of treatment can lead to an impairment of function and movement in hands and joints, for example.
Depending on their location and severity, heavily raised and proliferating (hypertrophic) scars or bulging scars (keloids) in particular can also cause mental or emotional stress, or even trauma.
Scar treatment is most successful in the first two years after scar formation, which is why this time should also be used to improve the quality of the scar.