When the skin heals after an injury, visible scars often develop. Factors that affect the size and visibility of the scar tissue include the size and depth of the wound, the age of the person, their skin characteristics, the location of the wound, and pigmentation development.
Aftercare: What To Expect After Scar Treatments
Some of the effects of a surgical scar repair procedure, or other procedures such as dermabrasion and chemical peels, may lead to skin swelling, discoloration, and some level of discomfort. The healing process may take several weeks as the scar gradually refines and fades.