Can only a surgeon handle the scar?

There are few people – if any – who do not have any scars on their bodies. The approach to the subject is very different. While some see the scar as a memento of an event, a history written on the skin like a natural tattoo, others see them as a blemish and a cause for shame that must be hidden.

How are scars formed?

Scars are the result of damage to the dermis. The gap is filled by the body with fibrous connective tissue. Very often the scar appears after the wound has healed, after which it also disappears on its own. However, this is not the rule. When there is a hypertrophic scar, when there is more fibrous connective tissue than was necessary to “patch” the wound defect, the scar is protruding and, in the opinion of many, unsightly.

Four phases of scar formation

Inflammatory phase – during the first two days, the tissue becomes bloody. The wound coagulates, which provides a natural dressing with which the body protects the wound from dehydration and infection.

The organic inflammatory phase – is the time when macrophages (feeding cells) remove dead cells from the wound. Within about seven days of the cut, blood vessels enter the wound.

Healing phase – intensive production of collagen to support the emerging scar. Thanks to the proliferation of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts), an epithelium is formed. A balance is achieved between collagen produced by the body and collagen that is broken down and removed.

The reconstruction phase – this is the longest phase. It can even last more than a year.

Worth knowing

It is worth knowing that proper disinfection and cleansing has a major impact on the proper healing of the wound, as well as reducing the risk that a visible scar will remain.

Treatment of scars

There are a lot of ways to fight scars. Most often, surgical methods come to mind first – plastics, skin grafts or AHA acids in concentrations of 60-70% or trichloroacetic acid. These are the tools used by doctors in aesthetic medicine clinics. However, before you opt for “heavy aesthetic medicine,” it is worth checking out less invasive ways. Perhaps you can get rid of the problem without interference from a doctor?

What do cosmetologists say about this?

Suppose you have just cut yourself severely. Unfortunate in a highly visible place, so you already know that the scar will bother you on a daily basis. What to do?

First, disinfect the wound and be careful over the next few days that no contamination enters it. When leaving the house, cover it with a patch or a bandage when we are talking about a larger cut. Take care to keep the wound properly moisturized. We recommend S.O.S.! We also remind you about photoprotection. Exposure of the wound to the sun may result in discoloration of the skin after the cut has healed.

What’s next? Once the wound has healed, it is worth reaching for products containing vitamin A, vitamin C or Centella Asiatica.

When you see a fresh scar, the question will arise, will it disappear? Before you decide on a laser treatment, for example, give cosmetology a chance. Acids with concentrations lower than those used by doctors also stimulate microcellular renewal. Combined with retinol, the skin gets a proverbial shot of motivation for self-regeneration and there is a chance that it will rebound without interference from a doctor.

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Retino – a night cream with vitamin A, whose effects in cosmetics have been known and appreciated for years. Regeneration-promoting properties make retinol a cosmetic ingredient that helps skin renew itself even in the face of scars.

Novo – night cream with glycolic acid. The stimulation of microcellular renewal mobilizes the skin to “fight” the scar on its own and strive for a complete regeneration of the skin, i.e. a return to the appearance before the injury.

S.O.S. – the cream was created for in-office use to support skin regeneration after aesthetic medicine procedures, but it was so popular that a version for home use was also created! It increases skin strength, moisturizes and makes the weakened epidermal barrier more flexible.

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