No matter what type of surgery you have the resulting scars can be damaging to a persons self esteem. Luckily there are ways to reduce the appearance of scars by sticking to a routine and keeping to 3 simple rules; Early Treatment, Massage and Sun Protection.
- Treat Early
First and foremost is treating a scar early because the larger or older a scar is the longer it will take to see signs of improvement. You should begin using a silicone gel like SilDerm Scar gel as soon as the scar has healed. The redness of the scar should reduce within two weeks and it should also flatten. Continue this treatment for 90 days to see the best results.
We would recommend supplementing the use of SilDerm Scar product with massaging the scar with a simple, additive and perfume free moisturiser. Also our dual action Scar gel has a roller ball application which is perfect for massaging the silicone into the scar.
- Protect from the Sun
Skin always needs protecting from the UVA and UVB rays from the sun, compromised skin will need even more protection. It’s good to remember that all Scars will deteriorate in the sun. To see the best results, keep the scar covered or shaded from direct sun and while active in the sun, make sure you wear a high SPF sunscreen such as SunSense Ultra SPF50.