CARING FOR SCARS
Wounds to the skin and tissue can heal on their own over time. But scars will remain after those wounds heal.
MANY PEOPLE DECIDE TO GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SCARS WHEN THEY:
TYPES OF CARE FOR SCARS
Once you have a scar, it will not go away completely. However, proper care can help wounds heal with less scarring. And once the wound has closed, you can take steps to help improve how a scar looks or feels.
Talk to your doctor about how to care for your skin to reduce the appearance of scarring, and about what you can expect for any scar care he or she may recommend.
Depending on the cause and type of scar, different products can help manage different concerns like pinkness or redness, for example. Others can help improve the appearance of a scar in other ways.
IN-OFFICE CARE YOUR DOCTOR MAY SUGGEST
For scars that cause pain, discomfort or limit your ability to move easily, your family doctor, plastic surgeon or a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in skin conditions) has many options to care for you. For the best possible results when caring for scars, be sure to follow the directions of your doctor and those on the labels of any products you use.
Some options for care include:
Talk to your doctor about how to care for your skin to lessen scarring, and about what you can expect from any care or treatment.