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How do lighten scars?

Everyone will inevitably encounter some small traumas in life. These small traumas are likely to leave scars under the condition that you have not taken good care of them, and many of them are due to relatively deep scars left by surgery. For the sake of health and beauty, we will all look for ways to eliminate scars. Let's take a look at what methods can be used to eliminate scars with me. What type of scar are you? Which treatment is more appropriate for different scar classifications?

Different types of scars:

1. superficial scars

Superficial scars are generally formed by minor trauma to the skin, superficial second-degree burns, or superficial infection involving the epidermis or superficial dermis. The appearance is slightly different from normal skin, with a rough surface, pigment changes, and generally no dysfunction. Some superficial scars become less visible over time.

2. hypertrophic scar

Hypertrophic scars are associated with excess collagen. Collagen builds up, and the scar thickens, so there is a relief. However, scars retain their original size and can be linear (as in the case of surgery or trauma) or extensive (in the case of burns).

3. Keloid

This type of scarring is also caused by the overproduction of collagen. Keloid is essentially a connective tissue tumor on the skin. It is a scar characterized by persistent and strong proliferative power. It is manifested as a crab-like infiltrating growth to the surrounding healthy skin, and the lesions protrude from the skin surface. Irregular shape, toughness, itching, tingling, etc. However, unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids extend beyond the initial scar and then become larger and larger. It is usually red or pink and often appears at the piercing site.

Here are two Silicone scar dressings for removing scars :

Silicone Scar Dressing Flakiness: Silicone gel, also known as polysilicon, is a polymer of silicone oxides. Usually, we use silicone dressings to help scars stay in place to prevent them from expanding, but not only that! "By pressing against the skin, the silicone dressing can limit inflammation, thereby reducing the formation of negative collagen (causing very thick keloid scars), and its occlusive properties prevent the evaporation of moisture naturally present in the skin, which aids healing.
Silicone scar dressing

Silicone Scar Dressing Tubular: There is also a gel-like spreadable type that restores this balance by forming a clear layer to moisturize and protect the skin, thereby restoring normal collagen production.

Silicone scar dressing to seal off hydration :

When the silicone gel dressing is covered on the surface of the scar, the water evaporation rate of the scar is half that of the normal skin, and the water in the scar is transferred to the stratum corneum, resulting in the accumulation of water in the stratum corneum, the proliferation of fibroblasts and the deposition of collagen Inhibited, so as to achieve the purpose of treating scars.

As we have seen, this production is disturbed due to the disturbance of the water balance within the skin. The gel contains silicone, which restores this balance by forming a clear layer that hydrates and protects the skin, thereby restoring normal collagen production.

The gel makes scars softer, flatter, smoother, and lighter.

 

When can a silicone dressing be used on a scar?

Take cesarean section scars, for example. The surgery is designed to cut through the skin and uterine wall to remove the baby. While the procedure can be done in minutes (or even 30 seconds in the most urgent cases), it can leave scars, so it takes about two weeks for the wound to heal after delivery. During this period, you must wait for two weeks after the wound or after the wound has healed, and the skin is not damaged, with no bleeding, no redness, and swelling, before using it. After 3-8 months of continuous use, there will be 6-12 scars. Month.

Product advantages

①The silicone oil molecules in the silicone gel have an obvious inhibitory effect on fibroblasts. They have the effect of significantly diluting scars, reducing itching and discomfort, and preventing the formation of abnormal scars.

②A piece of Longterm Medical scar dressing can be used repeatedly, and it is recommended to replace it within 5-7 days, depending on the actual situation.

The benefits of silicone:

It allows the application of makeup or sun protection;

It is suitable for all skin types, even children;

It does not contain preservatives or mineral oil;

It is soft, colorless, odorless and non-sticky
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The use of silica gel:

Therefore, this clear and ultra-light gel can be used for treatment as well as to prevent the formation of keloid or hypertrophic scars after injury, surgery, cesarean section, acne breakouts, injury, or burns.

Choose high-quality silicone and say goodbye to unsightly scars!

NOTE: Don't forget to always protect your scar from the sun!

Longterm medical

In 2012, Wu's company launched the first silicone gel dressing in Asia, ranking first in Asia and fourth in the world. Therefore, our silicone gel technology is internationally leading. Some international brand dressings are also processed and produced by us.

For more information on Innomed® dressings, refer to the previous articles. If you have customized needs, you are welcome to contact us; we will serve you wholeheartedly.

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Editor: kiki Jia

Date: August 3, 2022