Mederma® Skin Care for Scars from Surgery
Whether your surgery was required or for cosmetic reasons, it likely left a scar behind. And if your scar is in a visible location, you probably would like to make it less noticeable.
All incisions are wounds
Surgery almost always involves cutting through the skin, which your body recognizes as a wound. And scars are a natural part of the healing process, resulting from your body's effort to repair the wound. In fact, that is exactly what surgical scars areyour body's reaction to skin trauma.
Different types of scars
There are several types of scars that may appear after surgery keloid scars, contracture scars, and hypertrophic scars.
Keloid scars result from an overly aggressive healing process and extend beyond the original injury. Over time, a keloid scar may even affect mobility.
Contracture scars often result from burns and cause a tightening of skin that can impair the ability to move as well. These scars may also go deeper to affect muscles and nerves.
Hypertrophic scars are raised and red scars that are similar to keloids, but do not extend beyond the injury.
Often after the wound has healed, the scar forms. Typically, a scar will appear red and thick at first, and then gradually fade. For those that don't fade, or remain raised and uneven, Mederma® can help make them softer and smoother and improve their overall appearance. Used as directed, Mederma® helps make your scar less noticeable. And it’s a less costly alternative to additional surgery.
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