There are many different types of scars based on the cause of the scar and the healing that took place after the skin injury occurred.
Scars can cause symptoms such as pain, itching, tightness, and restriction of motion, but they can also just be plain unsightly or an unwanted reminder of a past injury.
If you have recently developed a scar, either from a surgery or injury to the skin, it is important to keep it protected from the sun while it is healing. Sun-avoidance and keeping the scar covered with a bandage is essential during the initial phase to improve the healing and reduce scarring and discoloration.
If the wound is healed and you desire further improvement in the appearance of the scar, consider treatment sooner rather than later. Scars can be treated as early as three to four weeks after the injuring or surgery, although older scars will respond to treatments as well.
Fortunately, there are many options to choose from to effectively treat scars. You doctor will select treatment based on the type of scar, such as raised, flat, or indented; the appearance of the scar, whether it is red, white, or dark; location of the scar; and the cause of the scar.
If the scar is from a surgical procedure, lasers can be used as soon as a few weeks after the stitches have been removed or after the scar has fully healed over. Acne scars can be treated once the acne is under control. Here are some of the most popular scar treatments you can consider for yourself.
Scarring is actually part of normal wound healing. When the skin is damaged through trauma, surgery or an inflammatory skin process (such as acne), it heals by producing new epithelial cells to cover the surface layer and new collagen to repair the deeper dermis.
This process also requires the development of new blood vessels to feed the healing skin and the recruitment of various inflammatory cells and molecules that ultimately help skin healing.
The new vessels and inflammation can lead to redness and tenderness in the new skin/scar and the new collagen is sometimes thicker than the original, undamaged skin, which can lead to thick, raised and indurated (hard) scars.
Healing skin continues to remodel for a year after the ‘trauma’, so sometimes, waiting, together with good wound and skin care is all that is needed, or will let you minimize the required intervention.
How a wound heals or scars will depend on the type of wound, the body site, the genetic healing characteristics of the individual (eg, dark skin may be more prone to keloid formation), the tension on the wound while it is healing, and even the wound care.
It can be difficult to treat scars with any physical intervention because it can actually cause more scarring in some cases (e.g. keloids).
It can be difficult to prevent scarring. Avoiding or minimizing the ‘trauma’ in the first place, is obvious.
In order to determine what ingredients will help treat your acne scars, you must first identify what type of scar you have. The majority of scars will appear flat.
They can be red or dark brown, depending on your skin type, and on where they are in the healing phase. When scars are excessively red, dermatologists describe them as hyper-vascular (meaning a lot of blood vessels).
When a scar is excessively dark, we describe this as hyper-pigmented. Some scars will appear as sunken or pitted (acne scars often have this appearance).
The most important thing to do when treating acne scars is to treat the acne. If you still have acne, then you’re fighting a losing battle.
In general, I recommend Environ’s FOCUS CARE CLARITY.
Environ’s Focus Care Clarity+ Range contains various combinations of scientifically researches ingredients that may assist in improving the appearance of breakout-prone skin. This comprehensive 3-phase system offers a complete skincare solution that is tough on confidence-crushing breakouts but easy on skin.
Phase 1 is to clean with the Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser & combat the appearance of congestion with Cebu-Tone Clarifier.
Phase 2 is to control using Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel to target spots. Sebu-Lac Lotions assists in improving skin texture; and Sebu-ACE Oil nourish skin with essential A, C and E.
Phase 3 is to clear using Sebu-Clear Masque to help reduce the appearance of confidence-crushing breakouts.
At the same time, I also highly recommend Environ DF II Treatment.
The DF II machine uses specific Environ ingredients such as vitamin A, C and growth factors to give enhanced results. It helps with the penetration of the active vitamins and essential growth factors into the skin and provides fast, effective results.
The treatments are totally painless, relaxing, comfortable but extremely effective. The twenty minutes pulsed Iontophoresis is equal to seven hours massage and five minutes of low frequency Sonophoresis is equal to 700 hours massage.
We had helped hundreds of aging skin customers, resulting in rejuvenated looking skin with brighter and more even skin tone.
The specific routine for treatment will varies for each client, so the best way is to book for a trial with us today.