I recently had a little boy and let me tell you having a baby doesn’t come without a price, like with me the surgery did leave a bit of a mark to reckon with! After chatting to a few guru’s the general consensus regarding scar treatment is basically the following;
- Scars can never be removed completely
- Scar formation is the normal way for the body to repair itself.
- The way scars are treated from day one will dictate whether one is left with a flat, white, mature scar or a lumpy, hypertrophic, unsightly scar.
- Sometimes when left untreated, one may develop thickened, red, inflamed, itchy, or keloid scars.
- Treatment’s success depends on the location of the scar.
- When treating a new scar applying any fragranced tissue or vitamin E oils to the scar may cause irritation, inflammation and subsequent breakdown of the scar and pigmentationHere is how to use RegimA in effective treatment for various scar types, what I would like to add about RegimA is it doesn’t use or test on any animal products which is always FAB and a huge plus in my book!
Plastic surgeons have for many years found that taping new scars using microporous paper tape applied immediately following suture removal has resulted in a reduction in scar width and thickness. Applying Scar Repair over the top of the tape allows the cream to impregnate the tape and work like a ‘slow release medicine’ onto the scar. The tape also applies sufficient pressure required to support the wound. However, there is more to scar treatment. The inflammatory phase is the initial and most important stage requiring treatment. It is essential that excessive inflammation be prevented during scar treatment to reduce the swelling, redness and pain associated with untreated or badly treated scars. Swelling of the immediate scar area is inevitable as a result of the activity of various cell hormones released in and around the fresh scar. Too much swelling can result in a thick, dense, binding scar.
If a scar is flat, stretched and white this indicates a mature scar and there is little that can be done to improve them other than excision and dealing with a new scar. One should note that excision of a scar usually leaves one with a slightly larger scar. This must always be discussed with your doctor.
If a scar is pink, purple, lumpy, itchy and tender this indicates an immature, hypertrophic or keloid scar, irrespective of how old it is, and one can do something about it. If appropriate the scar should be taped with the Scar Repair Complex applied over the top 4 times daily. If it cannot be taped one should massage the Scar Repair, applying pressure into the scarred area, 3 to 4 times daily. This should be continued until the scar becomes paler and flatter.
Burns must be assessed and treated initially by a doctor. However, once a burn is no longer at risk of infection one may begin to apply RégimA Scar Repair with laser Gel over the top to the scarred area to accelerate healing, help prevent hardening and pigmentation of the skin. This combination should be applied several times daily until completely healed. One should then apply RégimA Sun Pro over the area if exposed to the sun.
STRETCH MARKS New & Old:
Stretch marks occur for many reasons and some skins are more susceptible than others. Stretch marks are fine scars caused by tearing in the dermis (living layer of skin). The dermis is where our skin produces collagen and elastin fibres that give it a firmer, younger appearance. The scars occur when skin is stretched to the point of breakdown, like elastic losing elasticity, at which point these tears start to show through the epidermis. If the stretch marks are still pink or purple then they can still be treated and one should start Scar Repair ASAP. ‘Peel & Heal’ treatments on the damaged areas also help reduce and repair.
RégimA Scar Repair & Anti-Stretch Complex helps generate new skin cells and repairs the damaged scar tissue and helps prevent further stretching. It is an effective repair and preventative treatment, however, obviously the oilier or younger the skin, the more elastic it is and therefore the skin’s response is quicker because it needs less elastic proteins to repair. Therefore drier and less elastic the skin will require more long-term Anti-Stretch treatment.
Stretch marks cannot be eliminated completely. However, it has been seen in clinical practice that one can make them look a lot better and correct early care lessens the impact and helps prevent further damage.
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