Scar Formation & Treatment
Whenever there is a break in the skin, your body sends healing materials to the site to begin the repair of damage. Just about every time you injure your skin this happens, but sometimes it is more noticeable than others. Scars are a very natural part of your body healing itself, and the healing material your body sends out to seal the skin up is a very fibrous and rough form of tissue.
Your body automatically knows to hurry and seal up wounds to prevent infection. Certain types of skin trauma that can cause infection in the body are: surgery, cuts, acne, chemical burns, and certain diseases. There are also other factors that affect scars, including: heredity, skin color, age, and health. Most scars lighten over time and become mostly unnoticeable.
However, there are some scars that do need help. Treatments can help major forms of scars become less visible or even almost disappear. These include costly treatments such as laser therapy, surgery, and chemicals. Not only are these costly, but they also can have some side effects. There are also natural home remedies that are less expensive and very safe to use. Before you decide on the treatment you need, it is always best to match up treatments with the type of scar you have. Here is a list of treatments for various types of scars:
Keloid Scarring Treatment
A keloid scar is one of the most unsightly scars you can have. These scars form when too much healing tissue is deposited in the wound. They are most common in darker skinned people and result from surgery, piercings, injuries, and acne. They are more visible because they become larger than the original wound. They can cause people to have self-esteem issues.
Such scars can be very hard to remove and require time and patience to treat. Many people don’t want to take the time and opt for surgical removal. However, safe home treatments have been found to be effective on keloids if used over a long period of time. These treatments include products that contain 100% pure medical grade silicone, good moisturizers and nutrients to feed the skin.
Surgical procedures can be very costly and sometimes cause trauma that results in the regrowth of the keloid. Using home-based treatments can also help to prevent new keloid formation.
Plastic Surgery Scar Treatment
Sometimes plastic surgery, done to improve appearance, can leave scars. Surgeons make every attempt to place these scars behind body parts so they won’t be visible. Some scars cannot be hidden and need treatment. The most recommended treatment for plastic surgery scars is a silicone-based product applied to the scar daily and over time to heal and fade it.
Creams for Scars
Any type of scar will benefit from a moisturizing and nourishing cream designed to help with skin repair. These creams should contain the right ingredients to help relieve inflammation and redness in the area so that they are not as visible. Make sure you find a scar cream that contains moisturizers and vitamins but not a lot of water. Just using scar creams alone can leave the skin with a greasy feeling, but they have no other side effects.
Silicone Gel Scar Treatment
100% pure medical grade silicone is one of the most common and best products for scar treatment at home. The silicone closes up the skin and holds in moisture to promote healing.
It is a less costly product and helps prevent your body from developing too much collagen in the wound area. It can also help keep keloids smaller or prevent them from forming altogether. Silicone can also prevent dirt and bacteria from entering the wound and causing infection. There is less swelling and redness, and the wound stays moist for good healing.
Silicone actually helps the skin slough off dead tissue naturally and rebuild itself with healthy, glowing new tissue!
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