Make It A Point to Prevent Nose Piercing Scars

Nose piercings are a way to express yourself. Like most body jewelry, you can wear a ring, stud or jewels to achieve a more artistic look. For the most part, nose piercings are safe. On occasion, however, infection, mishaps with piercing instruments, excessive friction or the body’s adverse reaction to what it perceives as an… Read more »

Making the Cut: Skin Glue Produces Thinner Scars

One of the latest alternatives to sutures and staples after surgery is the use of skin glue. It’s also common for doctors to use it for closure of smooth cuts. Sometimes referred to as dermal adhesive, its purpose is to help an incision heal more neatly by joining the edges of the skin together. In… Read more »

Tips to Faster Wound Healing

Open wounds on the skin have the potential to become scars if they are deep enough and wide enough. Surgical incisions, for example, are commonly expected to leave scars. Light scratches and small friction blisters are not. When a wound heals, your skin forms a new layer to connect the edges. Here are several tips… Read more »

Scars After Liposuction: What to Expect

Liposuction is a method of removing excess fat from the body. Many people don’t realize that it’s actually a surgical procedure. It can be done in a hospital under general anesthesia or at a plastic surgeon’s office under a local anesthetic as an outpatient procedure. Each person’s needs are different, depending on the location and… Read more »

5 Tips for Getting the Most From Your Scar Treatment Gel

So, you have just purchased the top scar treatment product on the market and now all you have to do is apply it once a day and your scar will vanish, right?  If only it were that easy. Over the past 15-plus years, we have had thousands of customers use our scar treatment products with… Read more »

Minimizing Mole Scars Through Treatment

Moles are unusual growths on the skin which are typically raised. Some people prefer to have their moles surgically removed, whether it’s due to a dermatologist’s recommendations or the preference of a complexion without moles. There are several procedures available, although they all involve a high likelihood of scars afterwards. The size, depth and location… Read more »

How and Why Scars Form

The skin is a sensory organ; the body’s largest organ. When the skin is opened, either by accident or through surgical incisions, the injury typically results in a scar. Understanding how and why scars form can make it easier to understand how they heal and how to care for your skin. Scar Formation When the… Read more »

Hypertrophic Scars: Prevention and Treatment Solutions

When the skin forms a scar, it doesn’t always appear flat and even with the rest of the surface. Some are more prominent in their appearance, like the hypertrophic scar. They are typically red and rise above the surrounding skin’s surface. There is no set reason why some people develop hypertrophic scars and others don’t,… Read more »

How to Lessen Facelift Scars

Most people who undergo facelifts are hoping for an improved appearance after their plastic surgery procedures. They may have wrinkles, jaw line fullness or lines caused by aging that they want to go away.  A facelift requires incisions to allow the surgeon to lift and tighten the skin for a fresher, younger appearance. As with… Read more »

Ear Piercing Scars: Causes and Solutions

When most people get their ears pierced, they plan on having a small hole with flat surrounding tissue that is comfortable and easy to decorate with jewelry. In some cases, a bump develops instead. It’s a scar. These can be caused from placement problems, when jewelry doesn’t fit right and from impact injuries. The earlobe… Read more »