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.
Although it had been over 7 months since my last surgery when I started using Scarfade, I was amazed at the difference it made. After 2 surgeries and difficulties with healing, my scar had been very deep and dark. Scarfade aided in the skin restoration and fading of the scar. I love the product and would like another brochure (I lost mine) to share with my ankle surgeon. Thank you for including me in your study!