Scar Remedies: How To Use Our Scar Heal Kits For Burn Scars & Traumatic Scars
While scarring is a normal part of the wound healing process, many people obtain their scars from traumatic injuries or burns. This makes scar healing an emotional necessity for many; others may not associate their scar with trauma, but would still like to reduce the appearance of their scars for cosmetic reasons. Both of these motives are valid. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss what type of injuries scar, how to heal scars quickly, and some burn scar remedies.
What Are The Most Difficult Scars To Treat?
In the world of scar treatment, few are easier to treat than surgical scars – especially those from incisions closed by plastic surgeons. However, most scars are irregular and it’s difficult to reduce their appearance. Let’s take a look at the two most difficult types of scars to treat.
Scars that result from burns, like from fires or something like an oven or stove, tend to be sunken, extremely discolored, and have irregular edges and boundaries. These properties make it more difficult for scar treatments to be aligned properly. Burn scars, especially very severe ones, also tend to have less skin surface area for treatments to sit on. Unless grafts are used, the skin tends to grow back stretched and inconsistent.
Traumatic injuries also tend to scar in ways that make them difficult to treat. Injuries, especially those that were not altered and re-sutured by a physician in a way that makes the injury straight, tend to be jagged, uneven, raised in some places, and sunken in some places. This makes healing the scar that much more difficult. Traumatic injury scars tend to become hypertrophic and keloid scars.
What Type of Injuries Scar?
As mentioned above, scars are a natural part of the healing process. However, injuries like large cuts, gashes, tears, and burns all heal in strange, unpredictable ways. Furthermore, some people are more prone to scarring than others, making their scar healing process a bit different.
Which Burn Scar Remedies Work?
Silicone products are your best bet if you’re looking at how to heal scars quickly, especially burn scars and traumatic injury scars. Silicone sheets will help you keep your scar moisturized and flattened as much as possible – something that will be very important for both burns and injuries. Scar gels and creams that contain silicone can be helpful during the day; for example, creams that lighten scars.
When Should You Start Using These Remedies?
If possible, start using your scar products as soon as your wound fully closes. This will allow the maximum amount of healing time in a scar’s optimal environment: moisturized and flattened.
Some Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Scar Remedies:
If you’re going to spend the money on a kit designated for scar healing, make sure you get the most out of it with the following tips:
- Follow your doctor or surgeon’s instructions first and foremost.
- Begin using your scar healing remedies as soon as your wound closes.
- Use your scar remedies day and night.
- Continue using your remedies until you stop seeing any improvement.
What’s in Rejuvaskin’s Scar Heal Kit?
Here at Rejuvaskin, we’ve put together a kit that will give you everything you need to start healing your scar. This includes your choice of a 3” by 5” sheet or a 4” by 8” sheet, a tube of RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel, and some medical tape to help keep your silicone sheet down – if your sheet loses its natural adhesive due to improper care. For more information about our silicone sheets, check out our Top FAQs About Silicone Scar Sheets: Answered.