Being thrust into the limelight after marrying Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge's looks have been the topic of endless discussion. When a 3-inch long scar was spotted along the left side of her temple, noticeable only because of the way her hair was styled, it became headline news. A spokesman for the Duchess confirmed the scar was the result of a serious surgery Middleton had as a young child, but declined to give further details, stating it was a private matter.
Makeup artists are always looking to cover up the 1½ inch scar on the front of Catherine Zeta-Jones' neck. It's the result of the tracheotomy she had to have as an infant after a virus she contracted caused breathing difficulties. "I don't want to hide it," she has said. "I wouldn't be here today if I didn't have this scar." With surgery, there is the risk of scarring at the incision. Typically, scars fade over time, but never completely disappear. For people who would rather not have that reminder, options to help minimize their appearance include dermabrasion, injections, chemical peels, creams, and laser treatments. Researchers continue to look for more effective options, said Krant.