Scars: Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions about scars here at Scarfade. We thought we would go over some of those questions here as well as their answers.

Q: What is a scar?

A: It is the healing result of trauma to the skin whereby the dermis, or deep layer, of the skin has sustained injury. Healing cells known as fibroblasts speed to the site of injury, covering the damaged area and forming collagen. Collagen forms a bridge across the wound and will keep working hard for up to two years, gradually contracting and pulling the edges of the wound together. Sometimes too much collagen builds up and can look uneven, white or red. The result is a scar.

Q: Where are scars the worst?

A: Those on the chest, shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles will scar the worst, as these tension areas create thicker, more noticeable scars (usually keloids). They look smooth and feel hard, often overtaking the original injury site.

Q: Who is more likely to get keloid or hypertrophic scars?

A: People with dark skin can more readily develop keloid or hypertrophic scars, according to the NIH. Those with pigmented skin are more vulnerable to severe scarring than people with light-colored skin.

Q: What heals faster: young or old skin?

A: Scar healing takes more time with older skin, and less time on younger skin. This aggressively fast healing can actually lead to more pronounced scarring. According to Science Daily, soon after an injury, special cells hurry to close the wound, which takes coordination with immune cells that are nearby. Older skin will disrupt communication between those skin and immune cells, which slows down healing.

Q: How does Scarfade work?

A: Scarfade gel safely and effectively causes a favorable shift in growth factor production when it comes to dermal regeneration. This shift lowers the over-secretion of collagen, thereby regulating the growth factors. As a result, you get a reduction in the intensity and size of scars.

Q: How long should I use Scarfade?

A: Use it for between 12 and 16 weeks or until you no longer notice changes in your scar. For best results, apply it twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you take a shower or go swimming, reapply.

Q: Can I use Scarfade on my face? Is it OK for kids?

A: Yes, you can use it on your face, but just keep it away from your eyes, nose and mouth. And yes, Scarfade is safe for kids.

Q: How much Scarfade should I use?

A: Our ½ oz. tube size gives you up to 300 applications on a typical three-inch scar. If you have a larger scar than that, you can buy the 1 oz. tube.

Browse our website to buy or call us at 1-800-771-2215. We hope you have found these FAQS to be helpful!