Some bumps are inevitable in daily life, and some wounds will leave obvious scars on the skin, but if the scars harm your psychology, you may consider trying some dressings that can lighten the scars. In this article, we will Follow along with me below to discuss dressings that can be used to help reduce the appearance of scarring, the causes of scarring, and the severity of scarring.
1. First of all, what are the types of scars?
During the body's natural healing process, the wound will heal and the skin will be darker, and a scar will form.
types of scars :
Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that can be itchy and painful. These scars are often the result of skin trauma that has reached deeper layers of the skin, such as burns, deep cuts, or surgery. If large hypertrophic scars are in the joints, elbows, or shoulders, it can reduce flexibility and movement.
A keloid is also a raised scar that may be itchy, painful, or hard. Keloids usually develop over time, sometimes over 3 months or more, rather than immediately after your wound has healed.
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when the oil glands become clogged and can also lead to scarring if the acne does not clear up or heal properly. These scars, also known as atrophic scars, may appear as dimples or pits.
Regardless of the type of scar, it is very important to choose the right time for prevention and treatment. The first 6 months of scar formation are usually called the golden period of scar treatment. Today, let's take a look at what we should do during this "golden period".
2. How to prevent and treat scars?
If you have a scar somewhere on your skin, such as an acne scar, surgery scar, burn scar, or cut scar, you may be embarrassed by it. If it is in a more obvious place, you will think it looks unsightly, then we can prevent and treat it in advance.
Both Silicone Scar Dressing Flakiness and Silicone Scar Dressing Tubular are made of high-grade medical silicone. They are both suitable for preventing scar hyperplasia after initial wound healing, and the effect is better when used early. There are two styles, a silicone scar patch, and an ointment-like plastic tube packaging. They are all non-pharmacological ingredients, and the ingredients cannot be absorbed by the human body, and it is very safe for children to use.
3. Advantages of silicone gel scar dressing:
About Silicone Scar Dressing Flakiness :
Cleanse skin and pat dry. The size required for cutting is applied on the skin that needs protection. Its color is close to the skin, which can play a good shielding role, and can also block part of the ultraviolet radiation to prevent local skin coloration.
About Silicone Scar Dressing Tubular :
When applied, it forms a transparent, waterproof, and breathable film on the skin, which promotes the formation of a protective barrier on the skin, maintains the skin's moisture balance, normalizes the collagen synthesis process, and thus improves the aesthetics of scars.
Both are safe, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, drug-free, and suitable for children. Form a protective layer on the surface of the wound to act as a physical shield. The sheet shape is also easy to stick and tear, painless and does not hurt scars, and can be pasted and washed repeatedly.
4. Why are silicone products included in international standards for scar treatment?
The main active ingredients are Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone. The adhesion of long-chain polymers forms the thinnest silicone film that protects, repairs tissue, and reduces connective tissue growth for 24 hours.
5. Some questions about using silicone gel dressing:
Q: How long does it take for the silicone gel dressing to work best after surgery or a wound?
A: It is best to start using the gel immediately after the wound is removed and epithelialized. It should be noted that the skin must be free of damage, bleeding, and redness after two weeks of wound healing.
Q: What is the treatment process like?
A: The recommended use time of the gel is at least 60-90 days. Apply Silicone Scar Dressing Tubular to the affected area in successive thin layers and allow to dry. Apply twice daily.
For more information on Innomed® silicone scar dressing, 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: November 17, 2022