Scars are the result of injury to the body such as a laceration, abrasion, burn, or surgical incision. The body heals the area by laying down rows of collagen fibers to create a scar. The initial scar looks very different from the final scar because the body takes time to organize and mature the collagen that it lays down. It takes on average 6-12 months to see the final result of a scar. Dr. Snider is extremely meticulous and detailed, and uses the most advance techniques to protect and preserve the tissue in a way that allows less scar formation. Thick, wide, and dark scars require special attention and may require specific techniques. A keloid is a type of thick, rope-like scar that results from the body creating too much collagen during the healing process. The collagen becomes disorganized and the scar grows and appears worse (not better) with time. Dr. Snider uses a multi-modal approach to prevent and correct the toughest of scars.