There are a number of reasons why your scar might change color over time, or why some scars appear different than others. The color of a scar depends on a number of factors including wound severity, genetics, skin type, and environmental factors. It is important to understand that there is no normal range of color for scars. Everyone’s skin heals differently, and that means scars can turn out in a myriad of different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Luckily, all scars follow the same wound-healing stages and can be treated using the same methods.
Throughout our lives our skin goes through many changes. Childhood is likely the best time for many of us during which our skin is smooth, vibrant, and free from blemishes. As we transition into adolescence and young adulthood, we begin to notice unwanted changes that typically come with the onset of puberty. And once we reach middle age and beyond, many people start to experience sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots. The changes we see in our skin are often due to diet, genetics, and environmental factors. Some of these changes may be preventable while others are unavoidable.