How should a scar be cared for?

The earlier a scar is treated the better the results. Take care of your scars with Mederma and notice the following tips.

Do not expose your scar to the sun

Sun affects scars

Due to a lack of pigmentation, scar tissue does not produce melanin to shield the skin against UV radiation. Always use sun protection when exposing your scar to intensive sun or UV rays. Sunscreen with a high protection factor or sunblock should be part of your daily scar care program.

Avoid extreme heat and cold

Heat affects scars

Fresh scars are particularly sensitive. Avoid extreme temperatures for six months to a year. Do not go to saunas or stay outside when it is very cold – this could negatively affect the regeneration process of the skin. Make sure you cover your scar well when you go out in cold weather.

Take care of scars on knuckles, elbows and other joints

Check knuckles and elbows

Scars located near bones should be particularly protected. Be careful not to reinjure the scar tissue.

Be careful with your scar when doing sport

Sports affect scars

Fresh scars are easily re-opened when doing sport. The healing process can be disturbed by exposing the scar tissue to physical stress.

Do not wear abrasive clothing

Clothing affect scars

Avoid tight clothing, or a watch or shoes rubbing against the wound as it can cause redness or hardening of fresh scar tissue. The best dress code is always light and loose.

Extra tip: massage your scar

Massage your scars

The combination of Mederma proactive gel plus careful massage can help to loosen up the scar tissue and aid the formation of healthy tissue. Apply Mederma to the middle of the scar and slowly spread it outwards. Then rub in the gel with small, circular motions and proceed for several minutes. Regular massage with Mederma supports the healing process of the skin.

Extra tip: bathe your scar

Bathe your scars

Bathing is recommended for scars on hands, elbows, feet, etc. Add a squirt of Mederma to lukewarm water and bathe the scar for approximately 15 minutes.

Extra tip: gel dressings

Let Mederma work overnight

For large scars, the use of a gel dressing is recommended. Soften the scar tissue first using a warm, moist pad. Then apply Mederma in a moderately thick layer. Gently massage the gel over the scar, cover the area with thin kitchen foil. Put a dressing on top of this. Then simply leave the gel to work overnight.

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