We all experience skin damage from time to time as result of an accident, surgery or various skin conditions. These cuts, wounds, burns or other inflammatory ailments will more often than not result in scarring- since that is a natural part of the healing process. Your body works hard to reconstruct your cells, and when skin tissue is damaged it causes a protein called collagen to be produced. Collagen builds up where the tissue is injured, helping to rejuvenate and strengthen wounds. There are several important tips to keep in mind when treating a wound or young scar, in order to avoid long term damage.