Getting rid of scars, especially when it comes to darker skin types, can be a challenge. However, it’s still possible to remove those stubborn scars.
Why Does Darker Skin Scar So Easily?
Scars are natural parts of the body’s healing process after suffering from some sort of trauma or wound, such as from acne, a skin condition or surgery.
Scars form a deep, thick layer of skin called the dermis is damaged in some way. In response to this damage, the body mends itself with collagen fibers – this results in the formation of a scar.
Darker skin can scar more easily because of skin pigments. Also, these scars tend to be more noticeable on darker skin types.
The Different Types of Scars
There are several types of scars that can occur after skin trauma:
Acne scars. Just as there are different types of scars, there are also different types of acne scars. The best treatment for you will depend on the type of scar you have.
Keloidal scars. These types of scars are elevated, dark, benign tumors that can appear on the ears, back, shoulders and chest. Keloids can often be more difficult to treat.
Hypertrophic scars. Raised and dark scars tend to disappear in time, but can be itchy as they heal.
Atrophic scars. One of the most common examples of this type of scar are stretch marks, where the body creates indentations or sunken marks in the skin.
How To Get Rid Of Scars