Different Types of Scars: Can Scarfade Handle Them All?

The short answer is yes! While Scarfade may work better on some types of scars than others, it can still have positive effects on all scar types and severities, from acne to burns.

Scarfade has been proven to work best on hypertrophic and keloid scars. You can read all the scientific studies available on this here. Let’s take a look at each of these scar types and explore how Scarfade can help.

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are a common type of scar. They’re basically abnormal scars that will grow outward, extending beyond the initial boundary of the original injury site. Raised and ill-defined, keloids can be itchy and red.

You could develop this scar after a bout with severe acne, a burn, or a cut. You could even get one after a tattoo or piercing, or after surgery or an outbreak of chickenpox.

Scientists believe that keloids grow so unnaturally due to the detected changes in the signals sent by wound site cells. They order your body to make additional fibrous tissue, much more than it has to. This is what leads to the raised appearance.

You can minimize the appearance of keloid scars with lasers, steroids, radiotherapy, surgery and cortisone injections, or even try a combination of a few. But before you go that route, try an over-the-counter ointment or gel such as Scarfade, which is proven to be very effective on keloid scars.

Hypertrophic Scars

When the myofibroblast cells in your body produce excessive amounts of collagen after experiencing an injury, this forms a hypertrophic scar. They’re not dangerous, but they can be quite itchy, painful and red. Collagen overproduction happens when infection or inflammation is involved, or when a wound is near an area of motion or tension, such as a joint. Even a wound that healed without stitches can form a hypertrophic scar.

These scars commonly form after burn injuries, but can also happen after deep cuts, bouts with acne or body piercings. They are similar in nature to keloid scars but tend to be milder, without growing past wound boundaries.

There are ways you can flatten, shrink, or reduce their appearance. Note: it can take a year for a hypertrophic scar to mature, so give your body some time to remodel and improve the scar tissue on its own. This is precisely why many dermatologists will not treat an early hypertrophic scar. They would rather wait the year before suggesting aggressive treatment.

That doesn’t mean you can’t try Scarfade in the meantime!

If you suffer from any type of scar, especially a keloid or hypertrophic scar, we encourage you to pick up a tube of Scarfade so you can enjoy noticeable fading over time. Meantime, check out these before and after photos.