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Plastic Surgery Scars and Treatment

Scars resulting from plastic surgery are different from other types of scars.  Consequently, the way in which they fade and how they respond to treatment over time may differ as well. While a good plastic surgeon will take measures to limit scarring, the post-operative scar management process can significantly affect the appearance of scars too…. Read more »

All About Scars

Nobody likes lasting reminders of injury, surgery or accident, yet that’s what scars are: reminders of what has hurt us. Some wear them like a badge of honor while others try to hide them. Most of us attempt to at least lessen their appearance. So, why do scars form in the first place? Scar skin… Read more »

Acne Scars

How they occur, how to prevent them and how to treat them Acne scars usually result from inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores that have filled with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. What happens? Well, the pore swells, then causes a break in the follicle wall, with shallow lesions being more mild and… Read more »

Can Old Scars Be Treated and Faded?

Great question, and yes, old scars can be treated and faded. However, there is a longer answer that will depend on the type of injury and resulting scar you have, how soon you began treating it, and how well you keep up with the treatment. As a bit of background on how scars work…they typically… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Scars

Ah, the age-old question: how can you get rid of scars? Many people don’t want scars, as they can be unsightly, especially when on the face, arms or legs. Other people wear them as a badge of honor. But if you’re in the first group, you may be wondering if there are effective ways to… Read more »

Keloids: What They Are and How to Remove Them

You may have heard of this type of scar, but what is it exactly? Keloids are basically abnormal scars that grow beyond the boundary of the original injury site. They are characterized by a raised and ill-defined growth of skin in that area, featuring a raised appearance that looks red and may be itchy at… Read more »

How to Effectively Fade Your Scars

While some view their scars as marks of pride or badges of honor, the majority want to do anything they can to lessen their appearance. Scars, especially those on the face, arms and legs, can be especially worrisome because they are so visible. If you want to get rid of or at least fade your… Read more »

Why a Silicone Scar Gel?

If you have scars on your face or other parts of your body, you’re probably eager to minimize their appearance. Perhaps you’re wondering what the best way to do that is? Maybe you’ve even tried some creams and gels before but to no avail. Have you tried silicone scar gel? It has many benefits over… Read more »

Can a Scar Cream Work on Burn Scars?

The short answer is yes. Scar creams and gels do indeed work on most burn scars. However, it will depend on the severity and type of burn you sustained. Burns can result when your skin touches something too hot, such as a stove top, or when you get scalded with boiling water. It can also… Read more »

How a Scar Removal Gel Works

Scars can happen in a variety of ways, but they can be frustrating in their stubbornness to fade on their own. There are certainly countless products and treatment options that claim to reduce scarring. So do they work, and how? What is a scar anyway? We’ll answer those questions. First off, scars are the result… Read more »