Exercise and Proper Nutrition Aid the Wound Healing Process

One of the keys to minimizing scar formation is proper wound care.  The better we take care of our wounds, the faster and more effectively they will heal.  Conversely, if we fail to properly care for wounds they won’t heal as well and may even become infected.  When a wound becomes infected it will often… Read more »

The Gold Standard in Scar Treatment Ingredients

Estimates from the medical community suggest that perhaps some 100 million plus individuals throughout the world develop scars every year. Of course scars differ widely in their characteristics and severity, and thus their effects on individual patients. In some cases they pose no problems whatsoever, while in others their effects can be more troubling. These… Read more »

Six Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Scar Treatment Product:

An internet search for products that help improve the appearance of scars will produce enough results to leave your head spinning.  There is no shortage of creams, gels, lotions and sheets available.  One could literally spend days going through all the websites promoting products that claim to heal scars. How then does one wade through… Read more »

How to Use Topical Silicone Scar Treatment Gels

Topical Silicone Scar Treatments have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years.  An internet search on the topic will uncover enough results to leave your head spinning.  While not all of these products are created equally, there is sufficient scientific evidence to suggest that products with the right ingredients (namely silicone), if used as directed,… Read more »

Tips To Help Prevent Scars

Scars are the result of the body’s complex effort to repair damage to the skin.  With few exceptions, most trauma to the skin which causes bleeding will result in at least some scarring.  That said, there are certain things one can do to help lessen the size and intensity of most scars.  Following is a… Read more »

Do Silicone Scar Treatment Products Really Work?

There are numerous Silicone Gel Scar Treatment products available today.  But do they really work?  Until relatively recently, very little reliable scientific data existed to explain how silicone gels work on scars.  Many so called studies were conducted, demonstrating via before and after photos, that silicone gel did indeed reduce the size and appearance of… Read more »

Scar Medicine: Healing 2 Types of Sternotomy Scars

February is Heart Month. This brings to mind the topic of heart surgery, which is a way to treat problems such as coronary heart disease and heart failure. Heart surgery is also used for transplants and repairing heart valves. Much preparation is done for heart surgery, and it varies slightly depending on what type. According… Read more »