A scar is a mark left after a wound or injury has healed.
Scars are a part of the healing process. Most will fade and become paler over time, although they never completely disappear and that’s the bad reality of scars.
Complete scar removal isn’t possible, but most scars will gradually fade and become paler over time.
And that’s when, scarring can affect you both physically and psychologically.
Everyone tells you it’s going to get better. Yes, you may believe them deep down. In that moment though, it feels like you are never going to be the same again. Everything has changed and your body is screaming this knowledge back at you — you have a scar, it’s permanent!!!
The scar won’t disappear completely and you’ll be left with a visible mark or line.The situation can be made worse if you feel you’re being stared at — especially, by your loved ones and even strangers.
Because of scars, you avoid meeting people because of your appearance, and it becomes easy to be socially isolated. This can lead to feelings of depression — and even premature death arising from such feelings.
No one wants to feel these things. Even though we now know we are less to blame for how terrible we feel (because it’s our brain’s fault), this doesn’t make the pain that much easier or rather erase the pain totally.
Maybe it eases some of the self criticism we engage in but we are still left with the fall out — the SCARS!
The scar keeps growing, even after the wound has healed. Although scars are permanent, they can fade over a period of up to two years. It’s unlikely they’ll fade any more after this time.
The question is, Does one have to go through the awfulness? Unfortunately I would say yes, as avoidance of any kind of emotion usually comes back to bite you on the bum.
However, there is a way to ease the pain. By understanding the process and secondly by taking action — accepting that scars are part of the healing process.