What is a Hypertrophic Scar?

There are many different types of scars. One of the more common are referred to as Hypertrophic Scars, which are red in appearance and slightly elevated above the surrounding skin, often becoming quite itchy. In some cases, Hypertrophic Scars may even cause discomfort or pain. This is completely normal. Hypertrophic scars start to develop within… Read more »

How to Reduce the Appearance of Scars after Surgery

Having surgery is stressful enough without having to worry about the scar it will leave behind. While there are many non-invasive surgeries these days thanks to laparoscopic procedures, there are still some surgeries where scars are unavoidable, such as C-Sections. Worrying about scars shouldn’t be your first concern when undergoing surgery.  Fortunately, there are steps… Read more »

Why Scars Get Red and Itchy

Scars…they’re unsightly reminders of the past. Some are angry, raised and red, while others are faded, tough and pearly. We all have at least one, and they all tell a story – some we’re proud of and others we’d rather forget. For the most part, we accept our scars and don’t give them much thought… Read more »

Common Skin Conditions & Causes

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, protecting you from bacteria and viruses, while at the same time regulating body temperature. Amazingly, it weighs on average between six and nine pounds with a surface area of two square yards. Many skin conditions and diseases can arise over this large organ; some irritate and inflame the… Read more »

Vitamin C and Your Skin

We all know Vitamin C is essential for good health, helping keep colds at bay all year long. However, did you realize that Vitamin C is also essential to healthy skin? It’s true. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C plays an important role in the production of collagen, a protein that aids the growth… Read more »