Justyn Hollet displaying his scars from third degree burns over his neck and upper body

What is a scar?

Scarring is the body’s natural healing process to repair damaged tissues after injury. When the body suffers an injury, such as a cut or a burn, it starts the healing process, producing new tissue which seals off the wound.

The endpoint of this process is known as a scar.

Scars may be uncomfortable or may restrict the way a person is able to use their body. For example, large scars on the limbs may restrict a person’s ability to move their joints because scar tissue does not stretch in the same way as normal skin does.

Scarring also affects our internal organs. Internal scarring can occur in the kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, and other organs which can cause serious problems or death.