How Scar Heal Products Work
We pride ourselves on making effective skincare products. Whether it is managing your scars or helping you get the healthiest skin possible, we know that our products work. The key is in the ingredients and the science.
When you get a cut or have some sort of surgery, it takes time for the wound to heal and scar to form. After a wound closes, excessive water loss occurs for up to two years so that the skin has time to reform itself. The process of water evaporating through the skin is known trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
As your skin attempts to heal itself, excessive TEWL causes the skin to dehydrate which tells the cells in your skin to produce collagen. The more water loss that occurs, the more excess collagen is produced.
When too much collagen is formed, it causes raised scarring. The collagen is trying to thicken that part of the skin to reduce water loss. If left untreated, the thickened section will form abnormal scarring such as a keloid or hypertrophic scar.
When a silicone sheet or silicone scar gel is applied to the scar, it stops water loss and reduces collagen production. This can result in a softer, flatter scar and helps protect against bacteria.