Articles

This page contains articles about scars issues and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

  • Keloid Scars

    A keloid is a type of bulky scar that develops in the skin as a result of injury, infection or inflammation and spreads beyond the borders of the original field of skin d...

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    Colour-changing dressing created to identify infection in burns patients

    A new revolutionary type of medical dressing has been developed by scientists at the University of Bath. Scientists from the Department of Chemistry in Bath, in collabora...

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  • Skin Camouflage

    Skin camouflage is the skilled application of highly pigmented creams and liquids to areas of skin discolouration or scaring to even out skin tones and improve the aesthe...

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    Scars in the Sun

    Scar tissue is incredibly sensitive and delicate, more so if it has recently developed, and due to this extra care must be taken when exposing your scars in the sun. How ...

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  • Moisturisers - Do they really work?

    Read the Harvard Health Letter which delves into the effectiveness of moisturisers - do they really do what they say they do? There are lots of dubious claims and myster...

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    Facial burns: the psychological impact

    A burn injury is often a devastating event that affects you both physically and psychologically. A scar on any part of your body can cause emotional distress and self-est...

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  • Pressure ulcers: what you need to know

    Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under constant pres...

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  • 13 Reasons To Love Sunflower Oil

    Dr Mark Brewin, Skincare Clinical Scientist at The Laser Clinic, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, is a big fan of sunflowers and its oil, here are 13 reasons why you shoul...

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  • Linoleic Acid – An Essential Fatty Acid Needed to keep Skin Healthy

    Fats and lipids are the components of the body and tissues that are not soluble in water but are soluble in organic solvents such as chloroform, methanol ethanol and ethe...

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    Frostbite Treatment for Scars

    A pioneering hospital treatment aimed at removing scar tissue is being put into practice at Neath Port Talbot hospital in South Wales. The Cryoshape procedure, which is b...

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  • Acne Scarring

    Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that can affect up to 80% of the population at some point. In about 30% of people that have moderate to severe acne, perman...

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  • The management of Hypertrophic scars

    Abnormal pathological scars can be divided into two sub-groups; hypertrophic and keloid. The occurrence of these scars is a common clinical problem that can cause functi...

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Further articles

  • Scars Uncovered: The stigma of scarring by the talkhealth team
    When it comes to treating scars, it is not necessarily just the physical element of the scar that needs treatment. A problem that can affect people with all different types of scarring is the psychological trauma and self-esteem issues that come along as a consequence of the scarring. Hypertrophic scars, scars caused by burns, and acne scarring, along with many others can all have a long term psychological impact on patients.