Whether it is following an injury or surgery, it is likely that your skin will form a visible scar as part of the natural healing process. If you want to minimize its appearance and feel, it is important to treat it. Read on if you want to learn more about when is the best time to treat your scars.
Scarring is part of the natural skin healing process when the skin is injured. A scar is nothing more than the mark left by a healed wound. It will evolve over time and most of the minor ones will fade away. However, depending on the cause or location of the injury, the scar may be more visible and become hypertrophic scar or keloid.
Don’t rush into scar treatment right after your injury. Take good care of your wound first and wait until the skin has completely healed (no scab) before starting to apply any topical products such as Mederma® Scar treatment. Proper care, is always the first measure to take in order to help prevent or minimize scarring .
If you are not sure if your mark is an actual scar (e.g. you don’t remember any event or condition that could have led to a scar), don’t hesitate to talk to a dermatologist about it .