Injuries happen when we least expect them, especially for children and the elderly. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person can be left with little to no scarring or develop excessive scarring, known as keloids and hypertrophic scars. Common injuries can lead to acne scarring, burn scars, keloids, and hypertrophic scars. These scar types are typical but they can be burdensome and difficult to manage if left untreated for long periods of time. Some people go to such lengths to treat their scars through the methods of steroid injections and surgical scar removal. However, these options may not be viable for some people, especially children. Therefore, patients want to know what natural and safe therapy options exist for effectively reducing the size and appearance of scars.
Every year for the Fourth of July, thousands of Americans are sent to the ER for burn wounds caused by the intense heat of fireworks. Fireworks are fun and mesmerizing to watch, but it’s important to be safety-conscious and aware of your surroundings especially if you have children nearby. If you do happen to get burned by a firework, there are steps you can take to care for your burn wound and reduce the scarring that may develop as a result. Here at Biodermis, we want you and your family to enjoy this great American holiday but to also keep safety as your number one priority.
Scarring is the result of a dynamic cascade of biological events that is part of a normal and healthy wound-healing response. When the dermis (middle) layer of skin is damaged from surgery or injury, the formation of scar tissue is likely to follow. The type of injury that you sustain can dramatically influence the way a scar appears and feels, even years after the traumatic event. In some cases, scars are unavoidable. Genetic predispositions that influence skin type and wound healing can lead to abnormal and excessive scar formation. Luckily, with proper wound care and the help of clinically-proven scar therapy products, there are ways to significantly reduce the appearance of your scar
One of the greatest challenges to burn management is how to treat burn patients without causing them more pain. Depending on the degree of the burn, severe pain is often associated with the onset of chemical, fire, or frost trauma. Patients with severe burns are often physically debilitated and require immediate medical attention by a physician. Patient care and medical technology are always progressing and burn treatment is no exception. If you or someone you know has endured severe burn trauma, it’s good to know what options for burn management may be presented to you in the hospital.
Known by the ancient Egyptians as the “Plant of Immortality,” Aloe vera is a species of succulent plant that has been used by people for thousands of years. Aloe vera is acclaimed even today for its medicinal properties that supposedly assist in healing burns, wounds, and scars. But how much do we really know about this natural substance? We know that it has been transformed into a billion dollar industry by the reaffirmation of its many benefits. But we also know that the scientific literature regarding its therapeutic effects is sparse and inconclusive.