What is a Scar Treatment Cream?
Scars tell a story of damaged skin and of an event that caused such trauma to the body. Scarring is actually an indication that the wound has healed. In that sense, it’s like your body is telling you that it has put the past behind and is ready to move on. If only life was that simple, the body might be okay with it but in most cases the mind is not.
While physical scarring is rarely a health concern, it does affect confidence and self esteem. And on those summer days, or in the intimacy of one’s bedroom, they are unflattering memories of the injury. The physical pain is gone but a scar can be troubling to the mind when we begin to worry about how others perceive it.
The good news is that a scar treatment cream fades scars, new and old. It goes to work on those that are still in formation and scars that are well-established. Although it should be noted that a scar has the best chance of fading when it is fresh, especially during the first 6 months.
Scars: The Why and The How
Scars form when skin has been traumatized. The greater the severity of the injury, the more prominent the scar and damage will be. These are some of the common causes of scarring:
- chicken pox
- child-birth by caesarian section
Striae, better known as stretch marks, are a common form of scarring caused by pregnancy, though scarring can take many shapes and be substantially more noticeable than the thin striations of stretch marks.
When skin is damaged, it goes through a four-stage healing process characterized by:
Hemostasis – During which blood clots over the wound
Inflammation – When the body removes bacteria, foreign particles and damaged cells from the wound
Proliferation – The point at which skin cells spread, covering the wound and a key role in the healing process
Remodeling – When the scar forms, with the new collagen matrix formed and cross-linked
This is a simplified telling of the scarring process, of course, and these stages can overlap at various points. Scarring is the healing process after an injury and the process is different for everyone. We all heal at our own pace and the process depends upon severity of the injury as well as age, genes, sex and ethnicity. Depending on the depth and size of the wound, a scar can take as long as two years to develop.
To visibly fade a scar, it helps to treat the wound while it’s still recovering. If you can apply a scar removal cream, like Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy within three months of the injury, the greater your chance of minimizing the scar.
What to Look For in a Scar Treatment Cream
Scar treatment creams are products that incorporate antioxidants and botanicals with patented peptides like ProCollOne+ to stimulate natural collagen production, clear off dead skin cells and replace them with healthy, normal and undamaged ones.
A scar removing cream involves the subcutaneous, dermis and epidermis tissue. Working with the skin’s 28-day regeneration process, it’s designed to strike a delicate balance between the skin-strengthening collagen I and the skin-healing collagen III.
The latter point cannot be understated, because too much collagen can add size and discoloration to an already developing scar. Yet if there’s not enough collagen as the scar develops, the scar will be vulnerable to reinjury.
To achieve this balance of collagen production, it’s advisable to choose a scar reduction cream formulated with patented peptides, such as ProCollOne+, which is clinically proven to stimulate natural collagen production by up to 1,190%.
Also consider that antioxidants and natural moisturizers, including niacinamide, beta glucan and hydrolyzed soybean fiber can gently expedite the skin regeneration process, for optimum skin health and a vibrancy that can’t be achieved with laser treatments or steroids.
If you are looking for a scar removing cream, consider Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy by Skinception, which in addition to meeting the prerequisites described above, is reported to show visible reduction of scars after just four weeks of use.