Scar Care Tips

Protect Your Scar from the Sun and UV rays.

Pigmentation is much stronger in fresh scar tissue, so the skin of a scar will become even darker when exposed to the sun. If you can't avoid the sun, use a sun cream with a high protection factor.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures.

Heat and cold can disrupt scar development. If you have a fresh scar, avoid bathing in the sun, but also avoid the sauna and the affected area being exposed to the cold.

Wear Loose Clothing.

If your clothing is too tight, it can be abrasive to your skin and more importantly to the scar. Over time, this will make the scar larger, harder and redder.

Be Active.

Being active speeds up the healing process. Doctors have discovered that athletes' wounds heal in only a quarter of the time required by non-athletes. It is therefore advisable to exercise regularly.

Avoid Physical Strain.

If you do extreme sports with a fresh scar or undertake physically straining work, the wound might burst open or even become infected. When the healing process is interrupted, it may never fully heal.

Use a Scar Therapy Gel such as Dermatix® Gel.

Silicone-based scar therapy gels like Dermatix® Gel reduce the itching and pain that is a part of the healing process. Additionally, it helps smooth, lighten and soften the scar, making it less conspicuous.

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