When the dermis is injured and exposed, immune cells rush to the site to fight and protect the body from bacteria and foreign invaders, causing inflammation. The body rapidly starts producing collagen and platelets rush to clump with collagen and close the gap. The rapid production of collagen can result in the new tissue having a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue, thus forming a scar. The larger and more severe the injury, the more likely a scar will form.
When the body overproduces collagen at the site of injury, a raised scar or keloid forms. When the skin shrinks during recovery, a scar contracture forms. Scar contractures are usually caused by burns and have a wrinkled leathery appearance.
Enzyme Rescue Facial Moisturiser found to be effective in gently removing damaged skin, nourishing the skin and facilitating scarless repair when applied 3 days post burn in a 2nd degree burns victim. Always seek medical attention and follow medical advice for any wound and burn.