Phoenix Scar Injury Lawyer
If your scar is located on a highly visible part of your body, it may affect you psychologically. Facial scars may be the most emotionally damaging scars to acquire. Unfortunately, this may have serious implications for your self-esteem.
What are Scars?
Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process and are created when the dermis is damaged. Your body is able to repair the dermis by forming new collagen fibers. You will be able to perceive a difference in the feel and consistency of your scar compared to your surrounding skin and tissue. Because of this, there are three different categories of scars.
- Keloid scars – have a raised appearance and will slowly continue to grow onto healthy tissue.
- Hypertrophic scars – have a raised appearance; however, they will lose the elevated appearance over time.
- Atrophic scars – have a depression and create a valley in the skin and tissue.
Scars may result from the following:
Your scar(s) may be treated by plastic surgery so as to minimize its appearance. Most likely, a portion of your scar will still be visible even after surgery depending on the severity of the scar and its size. Nevertheless, there may be several additional alternatives to surgery if you have minimal scarring.
If you or a loved one suffered bodily scarring as a result of another person’s negligent conduct, please contact our Phoenix office for a free and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at (602) 265–6700 or by using our Case Evaluation submission form.