Let’s Talk About Scars: Managing & Treating Scars on the Skin

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Our skin is extremely delicate. All it takes is a slight tear and it could alter the appearance permanently. Whether it’s a burn, cut, or injury – these can leave scars on the skin.

What is a Scar?

Well, a scar is the natural part of healing after your skin has suffered an injury or trauma.  It’s the mark that is left on your skin after a wound on the surface of the skin has recovered.

Can You Prevent Scarring?

Possibly. Sometimes it’s possible to prevent scarring from happening by looking after the wound correctly. This only refers to scars that could form as a result of an injury. You can do this by keeping the following advice in mind.

  • Clean your wound when it first happens with cool water. You should attempt to remove any debris that has infiltrated the wound with a pair of clean tweezers. You should also carefully wash around the wound with soap and a clean and smooth washcloth.
  • Keep it covered to avoid any dirty or germs making their way into the wound. Use antibiotic cream to keep the wound moist.
  • Don’t pick! Resist the urge to pick at a scab as this will definitely increase the risk of scarring.

Are there Different Types of Scarring?

Sometimes scarring will appear that wasn’t the result of an accident. Scars can also be a result of a medical operation or cosmetic surgery.  These types of scars can’t be prevented but they can be treated.

How can they be Treated?

If you have scars that are a result of an operation, cosmetic procedure, or even the result of a burn, there are certain steps that can be taken.

Here at Skinstation, we have a product called Kelo-cote Advanced Formula Scar Gel. This gel can be used to treat and reduce the appearance of a range of different scars, including:

  • Burn scars
  • Plastic surgery scars
  • Breast augmentation scars
  • Breast reduction scars
  • Breast implant scars
  • Tummy tuck scars
  • Hysterectomy scars
  • Body contouring scars
  • Body piercing scars

What Does the Gel Do?

Kelo-cote gel relieves itching and discomfort that you may experience from scarring, as well as working to soften and flatten the appearance of scarring that has raised.

It should be applied twice daily to clean and dry skin – for around a 90 day period. It’s essential that it isn’t used on broken skin.

Is there Anything Else You can do?

Surgery is an option when it comes to deep scars but there is no guarantee that it will remove them completely. Treatments such as skin grafts and laser surgery will attempt to remove the scar or drastically improve the appearance. It’s always best to speak to a medical professional about your best options.

As a leading provider of Obagi UK products, it’s safe to say that we know our stuff when it comes to skin care.  Therefore we would be more than happy to provide you with any advice that you might need.

If you would like to speak to a professional about the treatment of scars, or you would like to know more about Kelo-cote Advanced Formula Scar Gel, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01481 736699 and a member of our team will be happy to help you out. You can also contact us through Facebook and Twitter.

Latest update: 19/07/2017
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