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  • Writer's pictureLisa Raimondo

7 Tips to Improve Scar Healing

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Scar healing tips

Let's dive right in. Scar Healing Tips

1.Patience is Key: Remember, most scars will fade over time, but this process can take up to 2 years or more2. While you cannot completely get rid of a scar, there are measures you can take to help it heal or improve.Here are some Scar Healing Tips.

patience waiting scar improvement healing keloid
patience waiting for scar healing

2.Nourish Your Skin: Starting with healthy skin can significantly improve your chances of a good outcome3. Vitamins C, E, and B, along with zinc, are all very beneficial for the skin. Consuming these nutrients can help promote healthier healing.

Scar help with moisturizer  Take oral Vitamin E Vitamin C plus zinc
Apply moisturizer Vitamin C E plus zinc

3.Understand the Role of Collagen: Collagen increases the strength of the wound and continues to be produced for two to four weeks, pulling the edges of the wound together4. This natural process aids in the healing and minimizes the appearance of scars.

Scar healing collagen researching
understanding the role of collagen

4.Maintain Good Health Practices: Keeping existing health conditions under control, eating a nourishing diet, and staying hydrated can all help improve scar healing time and quality.

Fresh fruit and vegetables encourage scar repair restore
Fresh fruit and vegetables

5. Protect from the Sun: Ultraviolet rays from the sun can darken scars, making them more noticeable. When you're out and about, make sure to apply a good quality sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) on the scar. You can also wear clothing that covers the scar or use accessories like hats , scarves for added protection.

Protect scars from the direct sun to prevent darkening and slowing healing
Lady wearing a sunhat

5.Massage the Scar: Using a thick moisturizer, gently massage the scar for five to ten minutes, two to three times a day This can help smooth out the scar to a flat surface.

massaging scars daily gently encourages blood supply, suppleness and restoring skin flexibility
massaging feet

6.Silicone Treatments: Silicone gel sheets or silicone oil-based creams have been proven effective in limiting the hypertrophic growth of scars7. They are believed to decrease collagen production, leading to softer and flatter scars.

Silicone gel sheets improve the speed of scar restoration for breast scarring post operatively
Lady wearing Silikan Circles

Remember, each person's healing process is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. It's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist for personalized advice.
Thank you for reading! We hope you found these tips helpful. If you have any questions or would like more information on skincare and wellness, don't hesitate to reach out. Until next time, keep smiling and love your skin!

The Silikan Customer Care Team
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