Posts By: scarfader

The Best Foods for Healthy Skin

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Healthy skin starts with nutrient-dense super foods that pack a punch when it comes to keeping your body’s outer layer looking its best. According to the Mayo Clinic, that means eating plenty of foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, components that fight damage that free radicals wreak on cells. Your genetics and… Read more »

That’s Bad for Scars!

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Scars are bad enough, but to make them worse through improper care is simply counterproductive.  Age, skin type, pigmentation and health issues can all affect the severity of scarring. But how you care for a wound also has a major impact. Here is a look at different types of scars and what you should avoid… Read more »

What to Know about Breast Augmentation Scars

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If you’ve made the decision to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, you may be wondering about scarring that can result and how to minimize it. Your doctor can go over some possible suggestions to help your scars heal and fade over time, usually through the use of topical creams and diet changes. Let’s take a… Read more »

Plastic Surgery Scars and How Scarfade® Can Help Heal Them

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Scarring is one of the body’s natural processes for healing an open wound or cut. They are caused by the growth of new tissue and collagen sealing the wound. How quickly scars heal and disappear depends on many factors such as the size and depth of the incision, the age of the patient, and time…. Read more »

Burns and Burn Scar Treatment

Burns may result from a variety of different causes such as dry heat (fire, sun, etc.), liquids (steam, hot water, etc.), chemicals, electricity, and extreme cold. Over two million people in the United States are treated for burns each year and over three thousand die of severe burns. Burns differ in severity and are classified… Read more »

Massage Therapy As A Treatment For Scars:

It has been claimed by many that Massage Therapy can be an effective method of Scar Treatment. While researching this I certainly found plenty of reference to this technique. I was however unable to find any articles on the topic published in trade or medical journals. That is not to say the method has no… Read more »

The Importance of Silicone In Scar Treatment Products

Wow … I just did a Google search on the phrase “scar treatment products” and it came back with 891,000 results! Apparently there is a market for these products. As I clicked through several of the links it occurred to me how easy it would be for somebody that didn’t know any better to be… Read more »

Make The Application Of Sunscreen Part of Your Daily Routine

We have all heard the warnings about how important it is to use sunscreen, haven’t we? Apparently many of us aren’t listening. Research on the topic suggests that perhaps as much as 40% of us never use sunscreen even when we know we are going to be exposed to excessive sunlight. For this reason, skin… Read more »

The Use Of Silicone Gels In The Treatment Of Scars

While there are no formal studies I know of that would confirm the numbers, estimates from some in the medical community suggest that perhaps 100 million or more individuals throughout the world develop scars each year. Of course scars differ widely in their characteristics and thus their effects on individual patients. In some cases they… Read more »

THE IMPORTANCE OF TOPICAL VITAMIN C

On an almost daily basis our skin is exposed to such damaging forces as stress, sunlight, cigarette smoke and pollution. Such exposure can damage the skin and lead to the presence of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cells to function poorly or die and thus can help lead to premature… Read more »