Scar Management 101: Tips For Reducing Surgery Scarring
Surgery can cause unwanted scarring in the incision areas, and while you can’t avoid surgery sometimes, you can help prevent and reduce the appearance and feel of surgery scarring. While you can’t control certain factors for scarring like genetics, age, ethnicity, etc., it’s important to focus on the factors you can control. In this article we take a look at some things you can do to reduce the appearance of scarring after surgery.
How To Heal A Surgery Scar
There are a few different ways you can prevent your scarring from being worse than it has to be after a surgery, from lifestyle habits to utilizing the right scar healing products. Some of the best ways to reduce the appearance of surgery scarring are:
Keep The Surgery Site Clean & Moistened
The first (and perhaps most important) step for an effectively healed scar is keep the scar site clean and moisturized. You can keep the site of your surgery cut clean by gently cleansing the affected area with mild soap and water to keep out germs and remove debris. Also, be sure to keep the area moistened after the surgery with a topical cream. Maintaining a clean and hydrated surgery incision will give your skin the best chance at healing!
Avoid Drinking & Smoking.
Drinking and smoking may not seem at all related to your skin's healing process, but they actually can have an effect! Alcohol dehydrates both the body and skin, which can make scarring worse. Smoking, meanwhile, is a general risk factor for most surgeries, and can slow down the healing process.
So as you prepare for your surgery, you'll want to switch habits, and smoke as little as possible. After you've gone under the knife, you should also avoid copious amounts of alcohol while you’re healing, and instead hydrate with drinks that are good for your skin like water or green tea.
Be Careful With Your Stitches
If your injury requires stitches, ensure you follow your doctor’s instructions regarding how to care for your stitches. Avoid high-intensity activities like running or jumping and take special care to avoid movements that may cause your stitches to pull or tear into the skin.
Treat Scarring Immediately
The best thing you can do to minimize your scarring after any surgery is to start treating your scar with a high quality product immediately. With Rejuvaskin’s Scar Heal Kits you can find products designed to target your specific type of surgery scar, and every product included in the kit is safe and easy to use immediately after surgery.
The Scar Heal Kit gives you the best result for your scar with around the clock scar management. Each kit includes our silicone sheeting and silicone gel to be used day and night to improve the appearance of your scar. This combination therapy helps maintain the ideal scar healing environment. Once your scar is flat and smooth, use our scar cream included in the Scar Heal Kit in tandem with Scar Esthetique to target any remaining discoloration.
You don’t have to accept your post-surgery scars. You can reduce the appearance, texture, and color of your scarring with these tips and Rejuvaskin’s targeted surgical scar treatment.