How to Prevent Scarring - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

How to Prevent Scarring

A wound due to injury, no matter how small it is, can end up with a scar. It is formed when the collagen in our bodies is exposed and tends to rise to the surface in an act to close the wound. Although this is a natural process associated with hound healing, it can be a bit frustrating to see a blemish in your then-flawless skin. Even though this is inevitable, you can do something about how it will mature and appear during the wound healing process.

Below are some tips to avoid turning your wounds into scars:

  1. As much as possible, do not interfere with the wound’s healing process.

Although you may have to treat the wound to avoid infecting it and to promote healing, you have to take note of the following:

  • Vitamin E may not be helpful. Some people believe that topical Vitamin E oil rubbed on the wound could promote healing, but doing so should only be done when the wound has already closed as studies have shown that Vitamin E can actually affect the healing process.
  • The healing process makes your skin extra sensitive to UV rays, causing discoloration in the process.
  • Minimize movement in the wounded area. This may cause the scar to widen.
  1. Cover the cut. It is not advised to let the wound just dry out and scab. It is best to keep the area moist. You may use petroleum jelly or the likes and apply it on the wound for about a week. After application, cover your wound with a bandage. Do this routine until new skin has already begun to form.
  2. Place pressure on the wound. You can prevent scarring by keeping the area flat as much as possible while it heals. There are special pads that you can use such as silicone gel sheets. You may tape them around the scarring to prevent it from thickening.

Scarfix in New Jersey

If you have visible scars and you wish to improve its appearance, you may be a good candidate for a scarfix. Request an appointment with Dr. Weinstein today by calling 908-879-2222 and learn more about the scarfix concept. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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