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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 »

Tips on How to Get Rid of Old Scars

If you’re like most people, you have old scars that you’ve had for years. You may just accept them as part of what you look like now, but there is still hope for treatment. Nothing can completely remove a scar, but there are steps you can take to reduce them so they are not as… Read more »

The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen (Especially for Your Scar)

We all know we should wear sunscreen to protect against the suns harmful UV rays. Each year in the U.S., there are more than 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer treated in more than 3.3 million people, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. But in addition to the threat of skin cancer, there are… 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 »

How to Heal Scars On Your Face

Facial scars are quite common. They can occur from any number of things, from accidents and injuries to acne and piercings. Even scratching at chicken pox as a child can leave scarring. Unfortunately, facial scars cannot be concealed as easily as those on other areas of the body, so they are more noticeable. This leads… Read more »

How to Reduce the Appearance of Scars after Surgery

Having surgery is stressful enough without having to worry about the scar it will leave behind. While there are many non-invasive surgeries these days thanks to laparoscopic procedures, there are still some surgeries where scars are unavoidable, such as C-Sections. Worrying about scars shouldn’t be your first concern when undergoing surgery.  Fortunately, there are steps… Read more »

Why Scars Get Red and Itchy

Scars…they’re unsightly reminders of the past. Some are angry, raised and red, while others are faded, tough and pearly. We all have at least one, and they all tell a story – some we’re proud of and others we’d rather forget. For the most part, we accept our scars and don’t give them much thought… Read more »

The Best Treatment for Winter Sports Scars

Winter is a time for fun in the snow.  From skiing to ice skating, winter can be the highlight of the year for many people when it comes to recreational activities. However, it can also be a season for injuries that may leave lasting scars if not treated appropriately. Among the most dangerous winter sports… Read more »

Common Skin Conditions & Causes

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, protecting you from bacteria and viruses, while at the same time regulating body temperature. Amazingly, it weighs on average between six and nine pounds with a surface area of two square yards. Many skin conditions and diseases can arise over this large organ; some irritate and inflame the… Read more »