Posts By: scarfader

Do Wounds Heal Faster Covered or Uncovered?

It turns out, it’s a good mix of both. The first day or two of the wound, when it is still open and bleeding, proper wound treatment includes apply antibiotic ointment and covering it with a fresh, clean bandage. Leaving a very fresh wound uncovered can dry out new surface cells, which can increase pain… Read more »

How Do You Get Healthier Skin?

The sun, our environment and our eating habits can all affect the health of our skin. By making healthier choices, you can ensure you have glowing, radiant skin. Here are some tips on how you can get healthier skin. 1. Protect Skin From the Sun A lifetime of sun exposure will lead to age spots,… Read more »

Are Scars Weaker Than Unmarked Skin?

And How to Treat and Care for Skin That’s Been Scarred In short, scarred tissue is different in composition than regular skin tissue. It’s not weaker per se, it’s just, well, different. Scars are made up of a collagen matrix which doesn’t really have an equivalent amount of blood vessels or the same properties. It… Read more »

How Do You Know if Your Skin is Healthy?

…and the steps to get and keep it that way! It can be tough knowing if you’re doing a good job keeping your skin healthy. But there are certain signs that should point you in the right direction. If you don’t have to invest in a ton of products to keep your skin healthy, you… Read more »

Why is My Scar Getting Thicker?

If you have a scar that seems to be getting thicker, you may wonder if that’s normal. In fact, it is. You likely have a hypertrophic scar, which occurs when there is tension around a healing wound. These scars tend to be thick and raised, and are red in color. They could stay this way… Read more »

What is the Best Scar Cream?

Ah, a question for the ages. We all have scars, some small, some large, some worse than others. Whether you got yours from a burn, accident, cut or surgery, you likely want to know how you can minimize its appearance. Scar creams and gels are a great answer. The best one is the one with… Read more »

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 »