How to care for the wound? Let there be as little scar as possible.

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05 Dec 2023

How to care for the wound? Let there be as little scar as possible.

     A scar is the result of the body's natural healing process after an injury that damages the skin. When the body is injured, it forms new tissue, including collagen, to replace the damaged tissue. Scars are a natural part of the healing process, but they can be a cosmetic concern for many, especially if they are raised and prominent. Here are some tips to minimize scarring:

  •  Keep the wound clean: Cleanse the wound with mild soap and water, and always wash your hands and dry them before touching the wound.
  • Keep the skin moisturized: Keeping the wound moist can help reduce the appearance of scars.
  • Avoid picking or scratching: Refrain from picking at or scratching the wound to minimize irritation, infection risk, and the chances of developing thicker scars.
  • Use wound dressings: Bandages or wound dressings can help protect the wound, maintain moisture, and prevent it from coming into direct contact with the environment.
  • Protect from sunlight: Shielding the wound from sunlight can help scars fade faster, as UV radiation can stimulate the production of excess melanin.

      The treatment for each type of scar may vary. For scars with dark pigmentation, scar-lightening creams may be used. Hypertrophic scars can be treated with collagen-stimulating substances like vitamin A creams or corticosteroid injections. Keloid scars may require cryotherapy and laser therapy, and some individuals may need surgical revision.


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