Avoid putting strain on a wound site during healing: Putting strain on a wound site can slow and hinder the healing process and lead to more prominent scarring. Stretching the skin may open/ widen the wound and increase healing time.
On March 21, 2016 I slipped & fell at our local post office and slammed my arm against the metal box fronts. OUCH!!!!! Even though I was wearing a long sleeved shirt and a lined jacket, I sustained a nasty abrasion. Funny that it didn’t tear my clothing….just my poor arm!!! I have previously used Scarfade on cuts and scrapes, but this time I wanted to start using it BEFORE the scab was off. I had read on the internet that using silicone on an open wound would help it heal faster. BUT you HAVE to make sure your hands are CLEAN to avoid infection. I’m sure this is one reason why the manufacturer’s instructions are to start using it AFTER the scab is off. The day of my accident, I applied just Neosporin three times. Then three times a day for the next week, I applied Neosporin, let it dry, then applied a layer of Scarfade and gently massaged it in to the wound before bandaging it. After the first week, I gently massaged Scarfade onto my wound three times a day. I think my results are amazing!
- Nancy B.