Author Archives: Erik Hanson

What You Need to Know About Skin Grafts

Skin grafts are modern technology’s way of helping your body to knit together new skin. Donor skin from another part of your body – or another person – replaces skin damaged due to burns, illness, malformation or injury. There are … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take for a Scar to Heal?

Scars are the body’s way of repairing tissue. Wounds are covered and knitted together with regenerated skin layers that protect the body from germs and further wound injury. There are many factors that go into the natural healing process, each … Continue reading

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How Age Affects Scarring

One part of the aging process is a change in your skin. There is a natural progression of how your skin looks and reacts from childhood to adult years to the senior citizen. Age plays a prominent role in the … Continue reading

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Consistency Is Key In When Treating Scars

Over the past 15 plus years of speaking with customers about their scars, we have learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to scar treatment.  I was recently asked by a customer  what my … Continue reading

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Options for Treating Raised Scars

Scars are the body’s way of healing injuries. When the skin is injured, the body responds by building a bridge of collagen and new skin cells to close or cover the wound. In cases of cuts, punctures, incisions or other … Continue reading

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Are Certain Skin Types More Prone to Scarring?

Everyone develops scars when their skin is injured. How prominently scars present themselves depends on your body’s reaction to the healing process. As a result, your skin type has a profound effect on the type and prominence of your scars. … Continue reading

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Scarfade Reaches 5,000 Facebook Fans

Everyone has scars. Some are more pronounced than others. While it is often said that scars are a reflection of the challenges we have faced and overcome, most people prefer to keep them covered or make them fade away. At … Continue reading

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Make It A Point to Prevent Nose Piercing Scars

Nose piercings are a way to express yourself. Like most body jewelry, you can wear a ring, stud or jewels to achieve a more artistic look. For the most part, nose piercings are safe. On occasion, however, infection, mishaps with … Continue reading

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Making the Cut: Skin Glue Produces Thinner Scars

One of the latest alternatives to sutures and staples after surgery is the use of skin glue. It’s also common for doctors to use it for closure of smooth cuts. Sometimes referred to as dermal adhesive, its purpose is to … Continue reading

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Tips to Faster Wound Healing

Open wounds on the skin have the potential to become scars if they are deep enough and wide enough. Surgical incisions, for example, are commonly expected to leave scars. Light scratches and small friction blisters are not. When a wound … Continue reading

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