The Fault in Our Scars: All About Scars and How to Treat Them

The Fault in Our Scars: All About Scars and How to Treat Them

Scars are a common concern that may serve as a reminder of past trauma or have an impact on your self-esteem. Learn about how scars form, what you can do to minimize their appearance, and some of our best scar treatment products.

As you’ve gone through life, chances are you have gotten some scars along the way. Whether from stretch marks, acne, or injury, scars can seriously hinder your self-confidence and have a profound effect on your life. This is especially true of scars on the face or other visible parts of the body. Since this is an all-too-common concern, we’ve put together some information to help people learn about scars and how to minimize their appearance.

By Kris Gucker

How Scars Form

When the deep layer of the skin, known as the dermis, is damaged, the body’s naturally occurring collagen proteins prompt rapid cellular growth in the area to heal and strengthen the site of the wound. Unfortunately, this new tissue, though stronger, is also thicker, less elastic, and can have a different color than the surrounding skin. Darker scars may fade over time, or they may not. Scars are also more susceptible to UV radiation, so it’s especially important to wear sunscreen if you have scars on an exposed part of your body or face.

Minimizing the Look of Scars

When addressing the look and severity of scarring, it’s important to catch it early if possible. Once the wound has healed, keeping the skin moist with products featuring Shea Butter, Allantoin, or Coconut Butter and gently massaging the area will help keep scars supple and reduce their thickness as they form. 

Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract has also been shown to significantly impact the appearance of scars. It contains several bioflavonoids, such as quercetin and cepalin that work to soften scar tissue. Brightening agents like Vitamin C help to reduce the discoloration associated with scars and allow them to blend with your skin. Our proprietary marine-based growth factor, c-PDRN®, has also been shown to have an effect in improving the appearance of scars.

In more extreme cases, microneedling or even surgery may be required. After these treatments, soothing and healing ingredients, such as c-PDRN®, are extremely useful. 

Here are a few of our top products for the visible reduction of scars:

Advanced Intensive Scar Treatment Mask This powerful overnight scar treatment features Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract to soften, Allantoin to moisturize, and our proprietary c-PDRN® to soothe and heal the appearance of scars.

Advanced Scar Gel For a more targeted daytime treatment, this gel can be applied directly to the scar. It features the same active ingredients as the Scar Treatment Mask in an oil-free gel formula.

Healer Skin Remedy 60-Day Starter and Healer Turnover Ampoule When used together, these two potent formulas provide deep moisture and the maximum available amount of c-PDRN® to improve the overall appearance of scars.

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