Author Archives: Erik Hanson

Share Your Scar Story on Facebook and Win

Every scar has its story. It’s part of what makes them so memorable. Tell us the story of how you got your scar. When you join our contest on facebook.com, you could win a free tube of Scarfade scar treatment … Continue reading

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How to Minimize Scars After Hand Surgery

The hands are notorious for developing some of the most perplexing scars. They’re not only highly visible, but they can be very thick and constrictive, causing a limited range of motion. Doctors use hand surgery to treat a variety of … Continue reading

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How Saltwater Affects Skin Injuries

With summertime in full swing, the beach is a popular destination. A swim in the salty ocean water can be both refreshing and relaxing. It’s also a good way to cool down. If you have recent cuts or wounds that … Continue reading

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Do Some Parts of the Body React Differently to Scarring?

Scarring is the skin’s natural reaction to trauma. Surgery, burns and injuries that breach the skin’s surface often result in scars. New skin bridges the gap between uninjured areas, forming a scar. There are various skin types, and scars tend … Continue reading

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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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