The visible sign that remains after a wound caused by natural injury or surgical incision has healed is called a scar. One should know that there will be a scar even if an injury or surgical incision is diligently repaired. While some scars might not be noticeable, some can be obvious. Wound healing varies from person to person. It is mainly the age, genetic factors, the location of the wound and environmental factors that impact wound healing.
Scar revision may provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve the scar, but scars cannot be erased completely. Some support treatment following scar revision (steroid creams, silicone sheets) may help leave a more cosmetically acceptable scar.