Scar formation

As soon as a wound goes deeper and reaches the dermis, a scar forms. The body reacts to an injury in a series of coordinated steps, each helping the wound to heal.

  1. A blood clot is formed in the wound and growth factors are activated that stimulate the formation of new tissue.
  2. After 2 to 3 weeks, the wound on the surface is closed through the newly formed tissue.
  3. But the healing process in the deeper layers of the skin and the formation of new tissue will still take months. This is the phase in which the scar formation process can be influenced positively.

In order to optimally treat a scar, it is essential that treatment with Mederma® is begun immediately – i.e. as soon as the wound is closed or the stitches have been removed.
Treatment may well take 3 – 6 months depending on the extent of scarring, as scar tissue regenerates very slowly. Be ambitious and stay on course – it’s worth the effort!