Treatments during Scar Healing Process
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Treatments during Scar Healing Process Treatments during Scar Healing Process Presentation Transcript

  • The skin has an ability to shed old cells and create newones which helps in the healing process when its tissuesare damaged. However, scars can be caused by this veryprocess. While the scar may be the inevitable end to the healing process, the results can vary depending on the individual. Lets find out more about the scar healingprocess, how it happens, and what we can possibly do to minimize the outcome of apparent scars.
  • What is a Scar?
  • Healing is a very complex process that the body puts inplace to restore it to its formerly normal function. After an injury, the healing takes place by a number of reactionsthat happen. The healing process starts when a number of cells surface themselves at the site of the wound. This isthe bodys response in order to protect itself from further damage. Unluckily, this process often leaves scars as a result. A scar is an area of fibrous tissue, known as collagen, that covers where the skin tissues has been damaged. Collagen is a protein fiber that is found in the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Only the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, is able to regenerate its skin cells. Therefore, each wound done deeper than the epidermis will result in scarring. View slide
  • Scars Over Time View slide
  • The deeper and more severe the wound, the moreunsightly the scar will be. The scars usually end up flat andpale in color. The red color that appears with new scars is just a temporary discoloration. The red color of scars can fade as fast as a few days, but may take up to a few months. In order to speed up scar healing stages, it is possible to use scar healing products that help in scar reduction.
  • Treatments for hypertrophic scar removal Process
  • Natural scar healing can be easier with the use of natural products. Vitamin E and C used in scare care are able tohelp speed up the healing process in order to minimize the formation and appearance of scars. Aloe vera extract in ascar healing cream serves as a natural bleach that helps tominimize the appearance of scars. Home scar treatment is effective in the scar healing process, however, for more severe cases surgical procedures may be necessary.
  • Scar removal can also be performed by surgical scar healing. More sever scars and healing processes, such as burn scar healing and hypertrophic scars can be treated with skin grafts and dermabrasion, yet these proceduresare aggressive. Procedures such as these could be avoided with smart use of effective