Have a scar? You’re not alone.
Researchers estimate that 50-80 million new scars are created each year because of surgeries.
That number doesn’t include scars from injuries, so it’s safe to assume that most of us will deal with a scar at some point in our lives.
If you have a scar or are expecting to have one because of an upcoming surgery, there are some things you should know about them.
Is it possible to get rid of scars? How can you reduce or change the appearance of your scars?
Properly caring for a scar can make a big difference when it comes to how noticeable it is when healing is finished.
Not sure which products to use when caring for an injury that might develop into a scar?
We can help you with that!
Silicone Scar Sheets and Tape
Whether you’re dealing with a surgical scar from a C-Section or recovering from a serious injury, Nuvadermis Silicone Scar Sheets (and similar products) are highly recommended by doctors and surgeons.
These ultra-thin sheets stick to your skin and cover your incision or injury. But how are they different from regular bandages?
Bandages are used to keep your wound clean and protected immediately following an injury or incision. Scar sheets and tape enter the picture after the initial scab has fallen off. Their purpose is to provide breathable protection and hydration for optimum healing.
As your wound enters this next stage of healing, scar sheets physically act upon the wound to ‘occlude’ or push down upon the healing skin and discourage the formation of raised scar tissue.
This helps to prevent scar tissue from forming above the surface of your skin for a smoother, less noticeable scar. This can be the difference between a raised ‘keloid’ scar and a flatter, less-visible ‘hypertrophic’ scar.
Because scar sheets physically act upon your scar throughout the entire healing process, the more you wear your scar sheets, the better the results you can expect.
In short, Nuvadermis Scar Sheets create the ideal conditions for healing by controlling moisture and oxygen levels around your injury.
Nuvadermis Scar Tape
Nuvadermis Scar Sheets and Nuvadermis Scar Tape are essentially the same product, just in different forms.
Our scar sheets come in individual 5.7 x 1.5 inch (15.6 x 3.8cm) strips that can be trimmed to fit your specific situation. These are a great option for larger surgical scars such as those caused by C-Section.
Our scar tape is the same width but gives you a full 120 inches (305cm) of material to work with; perfect for smaller scars. Simply trim off a piece that’s the right size and shape for your injury.
Nuvadermis Advanced Scar Gel
While scar sheets and tape do a great job improving the look of raised scars, there are extra steps you can take to encourage the best healing possible.
Nuvadermis Advanced Scar Gel was created to take your wound care to the next level. This special formula was developed to work in conjunction with Nuvadermis scar sheets and contains allantoin and retinol: powerful ingredients proven to help wounds and incisions heal quickly and cleanly.
Allantoin is a medication typically used in moisturizers to help soothe dry, itchy skin. As part of Nuvadermis Scar Gel, it hydrates the skin around your wound and reduces irritation so you can focus on healing.
Retinol is one of the most popular skincare ingredients in the world, prized for its ability to encourage cell turnover for softer, smoother skin. We included it in our scar gel to ensure that your scars are as soft and flat as possible as your body repairs itself.
These two ingredients, along with several others, encourage your injuries to heal properly.
Wash and dry your skin completely and carefully apply Nuvadermis Scar Gel to the skin around your wound. Rub the scar gel gently into your skin until it is fully absorbed and dry.
It’s that simple!
Healing takes time
We all know that healing takes time, but it’s important to keep this in mind on your journey toward healing.
Have patience with your body and yourself, and keep in mind that some scarring will probably still be visible. Remember that our scars are part of our individual life stories and can be a powerful reminder of the challenges that we’ve overcome.
With a bit of persistence and consistency, Nuvadermis Scar Sheets, Tape, and Gel will all work together to give you the best possible result!