Why Do We Get Scars?

Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process. Anytime the skin is cut, burned or fundamentally damaged in some way, a scar must form. Scars, essentially, are part of the final phase of the body’s healing or repair process. Whether from an accident, surgery, acne, trauma to the skin, or even an ear… Read more »

Best Scar Treatments for Kids

Scars in children aren’t that much different than those in teens and adults. The major difference is that kids heal much more quickly and easily, which helps when trying to lessen the possibility of scarring. That being said, kids get hurt – a lot. They’re very active indoors and out, increasing the chances for injury…. Read more »

Skincare Tips for Fall

Fall is on its way and soon the crisp air, apples, and pumpkins will replace the warmth and carefree nature of summer. Now it’s time to repair the damage done to your skin during the hot summer months. From the sun’s damaging UV rays and chlorine to bug bites and injuries, it’s time to ramp… Read more »

How to Minimize the Appearance of Scars after Surgery

Facing a surgery that you are afraid may leave you with some scarring? You may be worried about the aftermath of the surgery, even though the surgery itself is in your best interest. Many surgeries these days are done using non-invasive techniques such as laparoscopic procedures, but others still involve cutting of the skin and… Read more »

Why Silicone Is Important When Treating Scars

Scar Treatment Tip #8: When searching for scar treatment products, check the ingredient lists for silicone/dimethicone. This is the only ingredient documented to be effective on scars in scientific studies published in reputable medical journals. Other ingredients may be good for your skin, but in some cases, may actually decrease effectiveness when added to scar… Read more »

What is a Hypertrophic Scar?

There are many different types of scars. One of the more common are referred to as Hypertrophic Scars, which are red in appearance and slightly elevated above the surrounding skin, often becoming quite itchy. In some cases, Hypertrophic Scars may even cause discomfort or pain. This is completely normal. Hypertrophic scars start to develop within… Read more »