If you have been badly injured or have had a recent operation, try these tips for preventing scars.
-Avoid sunlight, sunbeds, and any other form of UV radiation. Not only can UV light slow down healing, but it can also stimulate the production of pigmented cells and can cause the area to darken.
-Leave the wound covered. Keeping the wound covered not only helps to prevent infection (which can also produce scaring), but also keeps the wound moist and produces a less damaging softer scab.
-Apply a compounding scar therapy cream. The application of a specialized cream such as OK Compounding’s scar therapy cream may also help prevent scar tissue from forming. It is made up of three key ingredients: an antiallergic component, a glucocorticosteroid, and a histamine receptor antagonist. Developed by Dr. Gary Lee, under the direction of Christopher Parks, this cream penetrates deep into the wound and begins to heal tissue and fight scars using specialized technology. It is key, though, to get a prescription cream and avoid over-the-counter options, which offer little prevention and may actually be counterproductive.
If you are worried about scarring, talk to your doctor about what type of scar-reducing therapies are right for you.