When you sustain an injury, large or small, you need to employ proper treatment to avoid a scar. Unfortunately, a scar is nothing more than a natural and healthy outcome to the process of wound healing. When you sustain an injury, the collagen in the deeper layers of your skin becomes exposed and then rises to the surface to “close” the wound and in the process, forms a scar. However, we can influence the way that scar tissue will mature through the use of professional skin care products.
Step #1: Avoid interfering with the healing process.
- Use the best skin care products for the problem at hand. Apply hydrogen peroxide to increase the macrophage release of the vascular endothelial growth factor. This helps heal the wound.
- Use professional skin care products, such as Vitamin E, after the cut or wound has closed to minimize the scar.
- Similar to a lot of skin care issues, proper scar treatment is based on the avoidance of harmful UV rays from the sun, so stay out of the sun as it prompts discoloration.
- At all times avoid activity that may pull the skin around the wound tight.
Step #2: Cover the cut.
- Paramount to your scar treatment, cover your wound for at least one week and do not allow your wound to dry out or scab over.
- Use the Best skin care products available, for example petroleum jelly, to keep the wound moist until new skin begins to form.
Step 3: Apply pressure.
- Keep the area flat as part of your scar treatment to prevent the healing skin from popping out and forming a nasty scar.
- Use professional skin care products such as silicon based gels and silicon gel sheets, taped around the forming scar as it minimizes thickening.
Step 4: Moisturize
- Massage the newly formed skin in a circular motion 15-30 seconds a few times a day as part of your scar treatment.
It always amazes me the lengths one will go to when dealing with stretch marks and acne issues but when it comes to small scar’s we tend to overlook them. By following these four simple steps to scar treatment you can keep your whole body looking as flawless as the day you were born.