How to Minimize Dog Bite Scars

With the upcoming National Dog Bite Prevention Week from May 19-25, 2013, we thought this might be a good time to discuss the medical treatments associated with dog bites and dog bite scars. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. While not all… Read more »

The Benefits of Vitamin C

Among its other benefits, Vitamin C helps heal skin wounds and prevent them from becoming infected by promoting healthy collagen production and providing antioxidant benefits. Our bodies can’t produce and store Vitamin C and because it is water soluble, our bodies flush the Vitamin C we consume relatively quickly.  Therefore we must replace it regularly… Read more »

Joint Contracture and Prevention

When injured skin is healing, it develops scar tissue to help bridge the gap along the seams of the cut or damaged skin. This tissue is rich in natural collagen and has a much tougher composition than regular skin. Scars are often bright red or shiny, depending on the individual’s skin tone, the location and… Read more »

Overcoming The Challenges Of Foot Scars

Foot scars can be caused by many different sources. From laceration in stepping on sharp objects to surgery to correct broken bones or bunions, foot scars are more difficult to heal than many other areas of the body. One reason is that many parts of the foot have round or uneven surfaces. Since healing skin… Read more »

Wintertime Scar Management Tips

Any wound or incision that injures the deep dermis layer of the skin has the potential to become a scar. Everyone’s skin is different in how it scars and how it heals. Winter weather is especially tough on the skin, scarred or not. Here are some ways to minimize the harsh effects of wintertime on… Read more »

Skateboarding: Scar Treatment and Prevention

Skateboarding is a popular pastime, especially among kids. It is also a sport that encourages stunts and fast movement on hard pavement, presenting opportunities for injuries and, of course, scars. There are many ways to prevent and minimize injuries and scars resulting from skateboarding accidents. Types of Injuries and Scars Road rash is a common… Read more »

Coping With Scars From Carpal Tunnel Surgery

There are many different professions and hobbies which cause people to have problems with carpal tunnel syndrome. These include factory workers, court reporters, tennis players and anyone doing a lot of data entry. When left untreated or when symptoms continue to worsen, carpal tunnel surgery is an option. It is typically done on one wrist… Read more »

Scar Treatment for Kids

Kids can get into silly and serious predicaments while they are having fun. Sometimes they hurt themselves without a care in their adventures. Other times, however, the injuries are more severe and are cause for concern. Children can develop scars from many causes, but not every cut or scrape becomes a  permanent scar. From skinned… Read more »

Coping With Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Scarring

Women undergoing treatment for cysts and breast cancer often need breast removal and breast reconstruction surgery. The scars left behind for these medical treatments may be long, wide, dark and prominent. While careful strategies in plastic surgery can minimize the scarring from a mastectomy and reconstruction, it is still visible. Scar treatment after the incision… Read more »

Understanding the Emotional Effects of Scars

Scars from a variety of sources can have long-term emotional effects in addition to the  physical discomfort and marring of the skin. These can be caused by memories of how the injury occurred or from unhappiness at the appearance of the scar. Studies in both South Africa and England show that the presence of scar… Read more »