ALL YOU NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT SCARS
Scars manifest in different ways and thus
should be treated differently. Here's what
you need to know.
01 What Are
A scar is a mark left on the skin or on the body tissue where a wound, sore or burn has not healed completely. The severe the injury, the more are the chances of a noticeable scar. A scar can appear red and thick in the beginning but may gradually fade over time.
02 How Are
Scar formation is a natural part of any healing process and occurs when the skin repairs wounds caused by accident, surgery or disease. The more the skin is damaged, the longer it takes to heal and the greater the chance of a noticeable scar.
03 Can Scars
Yes, they are treatable but the treatment depends on the severity and the duration of scars. The more the skin is damaged, the longer it takes to heal.
What Influences Scar Formation?
Have you ever wondered why some people are more susceptible to scar formation than others? The way of formation of a scar depends on a host of factors such as the age of the person, location and certain genetic factors.
In general, the factors that influence scar formation are:
The younger the skin, the faster it will heal. While the process may take more time for older people, younger skin sometimes tends to 'overheal' forming larger, thicker scars.
Scar formation also depends on skin type. People of African and Asian origin usually possess highly pigmented skin which is prone to abnormal scars, such as Keloids.
Scars over or near muscles that are particularly active, such as the back, legs, shoulders and joints, often spread or become more visible than scars formed on less active areas.
Wound Infection Or Complications
The chances of scar formation increases if a wound is infected or develops complications.
DID YOU KNOW?
Skin scars are the normal and inevitable outcome of tissue repair and every year more than 100 million people get skin scars of some form or the other.
Effects Of Scars
The effects of scars can be far-reaching. If left untreated, they may take as long as 18 months or more to fade after an injury. In many cases, they fade but still remain. Sometimes scars may continue to grow bigger, remain red/dark, elevate without fading, cause discomfort, itching or pain, restrict the movement of a joint and lead to a range of issues.
Emotionally, Scars can be distressing and disfiguring and can seriously undermine someone's self-confidence. Any scar, regardless of its size or location, can be perceived as a personal problem.
Why Should You Treat Scars?
No one likes scars, isn't it? They are not visually pleasing and can hamper someone's physical appearance to a great extent. Some may learn to accept their scar, but many never forget it. In fact, according to Psychologists, proactively treating scars to reduce the visibility of a scar can actually help boost self-esteem.
Most people are unaware that there are treatments available to improve the appearance of scars, making it virtually unnoticeable.
How Are Scars Treated?
There are different ways to treat a scar. Treatment with silicone gel has been proven to be clinically effective. It is the first choice of scar treatment by experts worldwide. We have three different products for treating different types of scars. Our solutions are prepared based on an advanced formula using silicone gel which provides targetted treatment for different kinds of scars. With regular use, they bring will in a world of difference to the appearance of a scar.
Types Of Scars
Did you know that not all scars are the same. Scars require different levels of care and attention. Here’s how they are different.
Insect Bites | Burns | Cuts | Falls |
Abrasions | Facial Scars
Caesarean Scars | General/Surgical Scars
Dark Marks/Spots | Indented Scars