Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process that ultimately culminates in a scar. For the most part, everyone’s skin follows the same steps to repair itself after injury. In some cases, genetic and environmental factors can play into the wound healing process, so people may have different experiences. It’s important to be educated about wound healing so that you can tend to your own injuries or those of your children. In this informational article, we will explore some interesting facts about wound healing so that you can be prepared next time you or a loved one is injured.
Research suggests that scar formation and bodily inflammation are directly correlated to one another. Generally, the greater the impact the body sustains and the deeper the wound, the greater the inflammation will be at the wound site. When there are higher levels of inflammation during injury and during the wound healing process, greater scarring is sure to follow. When the inflammatory response in the body during injury is low, then wounds can heal with very little scarring. In this article, we will explore the ways that scarring and inflammation are related and what you can do to flatten and fade your scars.
A tummy tuck, known clinically as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at removing fat (subcutaneous) tissue from the middle and lower abdomen. Fat removal in these areas allows the surgeon to contour the shape of the body to create a firmer, tighter waist and midsection. Tummy tucks are one of the most common cosmetic procedure types for women and men who desire a leaner physique. Since tummy tucks are so popular, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this surgical procedure. In this article, we will go over some of the more common myths regarding tummy tucks and why they are misleading.
Acne is one of the most common and well-known skin problems that affects nearly 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30. It is estimated that one out of five people will develop some acne scarring as a result. Preventing or treating acne scars requires a combination of medication, cosmetic procedures and self-care, although not everyone will require all three. There is a lot of factual information surrounding acne and acne scarring; some of it is common knowledge and some not so much. In this article, we are going to explore some of these facts and discuss ways to prevent or treat acne scarring.
All scars are the result of the same wound healing process that involves four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Scarring is part of the maturation stage of wound healing marked by the reformation and strengthening of collagen fibers in new scar tissue. Scar tissue can continue to heal and change for up to a year or longer after the wound has fully healed. Even though scars all follow the same process, there are different approaches to treating them based on which part of the body they develop. Facial scars have their own set of challenges compared to scars that form elsewhere on the body.