Jun 20

Surgery can often be a very worrying prospect. The three main concerns of surgery are bleeding, pain and infection; these are mostly under surgeons’ control, and have been for some decades. However, other matters can worry patients awaiting surgery, although to a lesser degree. These concerns are mostly cosmetic.

Surgery Scars – What Can Be Done?

Surgery can be life-saving, and absolutely necessary for some patients. However, the scars left from surgery can be unsightly and detrimental to a patient’s confidence, especially when located on a visible part of the body such as the face or hands. Fortunately, there are solutions. There are many ways to lessen the appearance of scars, all of which are separated into two categories; professional and home-based treatments.

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What Anti-Scar Treatments Are Available?

There are a few options available if you want to have your scars treated professionally. The first and most obvious is surgery, in which a surgeon will excise the scar tissue and close the wound as carefully as possible. This is unlikely to remove a scar totally, as the skin’s healing process will always leave a mark; however, it can certainly improve a scar’s appearance, if done by a skilled surgeon.

Another option for those who choose professional scar treatment is dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a technique which uses a small powered device similar to an orbital sander to remove the upper layers of the skin. This process is expensive and painful, however, and is currently being replaced with other, less abrasive therapies.

What About Home-Based Scar Treatments?

Far more popular are home-based scar treatments. Of these, the most obvious choice are creams or lotions. There are many options, and a great selection is available from most high street chemists and online shops. These products range in both price and effectiveness, and it’s not always the case that the most expensive is the best.  However, the fundamental drawback to topical products is that they cannot penetrate the skin effectively.  This can be overcome with a Derma Roller, which opens the pores of the skin for up to an hour while your favorate skin cream is absorbed.  A Vitamin rich treatment cream is most effective if it contains vitamin c, vitamin e, aloe vera and other collagen promoting ingredients.   You can order such creams on our order page.

Another home-based treatment option is the use of silicone gel sheets. These have been released relatively recently, and work in a similar way to sticking plasters. A section is cut from a larger sheet, the backing is removed, and the sheet is placed over the scar. These can stay on for days before needing to be changed. The science behind the gel sheets isn’t clear, however, and many suppliers provide no details about how the product works.

How to get rid of surgery scars?  – Our Top Pick – Microneedling

There is another more effective option. By a process known as microneedling, scar tissue can be significantly reduced, and in the case of smaller scars and lighter stretch marks, be made unnoticeable. Microneedling uses the Scientia Derma Roller, a small roller device which has tiny microneedles on its surface. These tiny needles trigger the skin’s healing process, although they are too small by far to cause damage, bleeding or visible trauma. The healing process triggers collagen production. Collagen is used by the skin to repair itself, and maintain a youthful, healthy look. An increased supply of collagen means that your skin is able to look increasingly radiant.

Because the Scientia Derma Roller can be used regularly, it is cost effective and means that results can be steady and reliable, and can last longer. If you’d like to read more about the Scientia Derma Roller, click HERE. To watch instructional videos, click HERE. For photos of people before and after using the Scientia Derma Roller, click HERE. If you’d like to buy, you can do so on our secure online shopping cart by clicking HERE.

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