Long periods underwater or exposure to running water can make the scabs or softened new skin fall off. This prolongs the healing process. Immersion in cold water for more than a minute or two slows down blood flow, which in turn slows down scar healing.
This is a before and after of my 7 year old daughter, who was bit by a dog under her left eye and was cut to the bone.
After the stitches were removed, we began using ScarFade gel and ScarFade Silicone sheets. The results are remarkable, and this has only been 3 months!
We are very thankful for ScarFade!