Regardless of the scar type, both are impacted by several external and internal factors including:
- Good wound healing time – the faster the wound heals, the better the scar outcome.
- Presence of infection – infections can impair healing and increase scar occurrence.
- Good nutrition & hydration – like our bodies, scars need good nutrition and hydration to heal quickly.
- Stop or limit smoking – smoking impairs healing and cell growth and can lead to poor healing.
- Limit sun exposure – excessive sun exposure impairs cell growth and can cause permanent discoloration of the scar.
Genetics – everyone has a different genetic makeup and heals differently – so we must do our best to control all of the other factors.
What are some of the ways to treat scars?
Silicone gel sheets have been shown to be one of the most effective and less invasive strategies that can be used to prophylactically inhibit the unwanted impact of scars. The best offense is to have a great defensive attack. Bio Med Sciences, Inc. has developed a patented technology that has been proven to minimize the effects of hypertrophic scars and keloids: