Your body acts like a quick-fix superhero, halting bleeding and sealing wounds by turning liquid blood into a gel. This protective shield keeps the damage contained while your body gears up for healing.
The Everything Scar Guide
Types Of Scars
The Gold Standard
Stage 1: Hemostasis
Stage 2: Inflammatory Phase
Stage 3: Proliferative Phase
Stage 4: Maturation Phase
Types Of Scars
One of the most common types of raised scars— notable for their distinct lumpy, shiny appearance, usually being darker or redder than the skin around it. Keloids develop when the scar tissue extends beyond the original wound site in a disorganized fashion.
In contrast to keloids, hypertrophic raised scars tend to stay within the bounds of the original injury, in a more rigid, orderly appearance. They are thicker & redder than a normal scar, thanks to an excess of collagen production.
As you can probably guess, surgical scar are from surgical incisions— meaning they tend to be straighter and more orderly in appearance. They are also the easiest to prep for since they are scheduled.
Scars from acne can take a few different forms, but often they appear as deep wells and pits (sometimes known as “icepick scars”). Acne scars also often reddish in appearance from their post-inflammatory stage.
Burn scars can come in wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, depending on the size & severity of the injury. The more severe burn scars are likely to form into what’s known as “skin contractures”, where the skin surrounding the wound tightens and shrinks, which causes tightness and restricted movement.
Scar Healing’s Best: Why Silicone Is The
For over 30 years, medical grade silicone has been considered the gold standard of scar management. Hailed by the healthcare community as the most effective way to maintain the ideal healing environment for your wound-site, it’s perhaps the best way to prevent scars!
Increases hydration within the upper layers of the skin
Promotes smoother, pliable scar tissue over time
Amplifies collagen production, flattening your scar
Helps minimize hyperpigmentation or discoloration
Safe & non-invasive way to treat your scar
Can Old Scars Still Be Treated?
Older scars are notoriously difficult to treat— and for good reason. Scars typically remain in “repair mode” for about 2 years after the wound initially forms. During this time, the injury is still in the process of rebuilding the collagen and elastin that act as supportive building blocks of the skin.
After this window, however, the maintenance period is essentially over— making it difficult for scar treatments to have any impact on the body’s naturally occurring processes. There are a few things topical products can still help treat however:
Often one of the last vestiges of a scar is discoloration. While post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation will often fade eventually, the process can be helped along & even improved with scar creams (like our own Scar Esthetique) that target discoloration on the cellular level, evening out the skin tone.
Long Term Scar Care
Some folks find that giving their scarred areas a little extra TLC can help improve the scar’s appearance— but only if they keep up with it. Our Scar Esthetique Silicone Scar Cream is designed not only to brighten skin tone, but also nourish overall skin health with ingredients like polypeptides, botanicals, and antioxidants.
Smooth & Flatten
Though no longer in “active wound maintenance”, the body does still slowly replace scar tissue with regular skin cells over time. Because of this, some people have found that a combination of Silicone Scar Sheets (to flatten & smooth) & Scar Esthetique Scar Cream (to brighten & soften up the edges) can help improve the appearance of stubborn scars— the process can just take quite a long time.
For maximum effectiveness, use the around the clock management, the Scar Heal Kit System consistently throughout your treatment..
We recommend our Silicone Scar Gel during the day & our Scar Fx Silicone Sheets at night!
DAY 1 - 60 :
ScarSil Silicone Scar Gel & Scar Fx Silicone Sheets
DAY 60 - 90 :
Scar Esthetique Silicone Scar Cream
SCARSIL DURING THE DAY
During the day apply RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel 2-3 times to help maintain the healing environment. RejûvaSil also helps relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with scars.
SCAR FX AT NIGHT
At night place Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting over your clean dry scar. The occlusive barrier provided by the silicone scar sheet helps create an ideal healing environment for your scar.
SCAR ESTHETIQUE FOR DISCOLORATION
Once your scar is flat and smooth, apply Scar Esthetique 3-4 times daily to target remaining discoloration. Many patients see continued results through longterm use of Scar Esthetique.