Will My Wound Become a Scar?

Tyler Szelinski
Scars are the result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that follows four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and maturation. In most cases, if a wound has to go through each of these stages, it will eventually form into a scar. Major wounds from an injury or surgery will always become scars. However, there are some cases in which a wound will not become a scar, and we will explore these in this article. If you are certain that you will have scar tissue in the near future, it’s good to know that there are safe and effective scar treatment options available to you. 

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Are All Scars Permanent? | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
All scars are the result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that passes through several distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and maturation (or remodeling). The way our scar looks after the wound heals depends on a number of genetic and environmental factors. Some smaller wounds will heal nicely and leave only a small white scar that is barely noticeable. Other, more serious wounds, can lead to excessive scarring known as keloids or hypertrophic scars. Atrophic scars, which result from severe acne, may be visible for a lifetime without proper treatment. While most scars are permanent, there are ways to help them fade over time.

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Achilles Tendon Surgery Scar Care | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
The Achilles tendon, known medically as the calcaneal tendon, is a dense cord of fibrous tissues that connect the calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the human body, capable of supporting multiple times one’s own body weight. But despite its strength, and considering how frequently our bodies rely on its support, the Achilles tendon is prone to injury. When this tendon tears or ruptures, surgical intervention and repair are required.

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How Injury Type Influences Scar Appearance | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
There are many different ways that we can obtain a scar and the type of injury can influence the way our scar looks. While it is true that scars always follow the same wound healing process, not all scars appear the same. Some common injuries that lead to scars include surgical incisions, burns, abrasions, lacerations, and acne. The difference in the way these wounds heal typically has to do with the size of the wound and how well it’s cared for. However, even under ideal circumstances, scarring is still a possibility. While some scarring is unavoidable, there are clinical-proven methods for reducing their size and appearance.

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Why Some Wounds Heal Differently Than Others | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Everybody’s wounds heal differently depending on a variety of factors. Likewise, your own wounds might heal differently at different stages of your life. It is well known that the wound healing process becomes less effective as you get older. Certain lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise can have a dramatic impact on the way your wounds heal. External factors such as sun exposure as well as harmful environmental pathogens can also impede the wound healing process. Most of us want our wounds to heal quickly and seamlessly. For this reason, it is good to understand what might be hindering your wounds to heal and what you can do to speed up the process.

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What Are the Best Ways to Help Wounds Heal? | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Wound care is likely one of the oldest forms of medical care known to humans. Let’s face it, a person probably didn’t get very far in a pre-industrialized world when our ancestors worked to survive and doctors were scarce. Therefore, caring for a wound was paramount to survival. Nowadays, we live in a much safer world in which people have quick access to medical care and products that help their wounds heal. But what really are the best ways to promote wound healing? And what should you avoid if you wish to recover as quickly as possible and reduce scarring? There is a lot of misinformation about wound care that has been passed down through the ages, so it’s important to do your research.

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Tilapia Skin and other Burn Treatment Techniques | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
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.

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How to Tell if Your Wound is Infected | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Proper wound care is part of an age-old tradition that many of us are exposed to at an early age. Concerned mothers everywhere have always urged their children to keep their playground-sustained wounds clean and protected, and for good reasons. Maintaining a clean wound is not only important for good hygiene, but it can also prevent your cut or scrape from becoming infected. An infected wound can delay wound-healing, increase scarring, and even make you sick. However, by observing some important steps to proper wound care, it’s easy to prevent infection and ensure that your skin recovers normally.

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Understanding Different Types of Wounds | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski
Open wound injuries are some of the most common types of bodily injury a person can sustain. Open wounds are characterized by a break in the tissue of the skin that can cause bleeding. The causes of open wounds are endless, and they can be classified as internal or external or a combination of each. It’s easy to consider all wounds in a similar manner, but there are different types of wounds that are distinct in the way they are sustained. But no matter the type of wound and the way it was caused, there is always the potential for scarring. In some cases, people may experience excessive scarring that is physically unappealing. Luckily, there are clinically-proven ways to improve the appearance of scars after an injury or surgery and products are readily available online.

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Is Aloe Vera Good For Burn Scars | Biodermis.com

Tyler Szelinski


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.

In this article we will delve into the Aloe vera industry and find out if it’s really the miracle plant everyone says it is. Specifically, we want to learn more about how Aloe vera treats burns and reduces scars resulting from those burns. Read until the end to discover a clinically proven and effective alternative to burn and scar therapy.

What is aloe vera?

Aloe is a genus of succulent plant that comprises over 500 species of flowering plants. Aloe vera is the most widely-known specie due to its long historical use and media attention. The plant is native to the Arabian Peninsula, but has also been found to grow in many tropical climates around the world.

Aloe vera is prized for the clear, gel-like substance found inside its thick, fleshy leaves. The gel contains a number of biologically-active compounds like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fatty acids. Apart from its topical uses, Aloe vera can also be consumed as a nutritious snack.

Listed below are some of the therapeutic compounds found in Aloe vera that are linked to various anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities in the body.

Vitamins - Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E, which act as antioxidants, preventing free radicals from causing damage to vital molecules in the body.

Enzymes – Aloe vera is also known to reduce inflammation from skin contracture and wound repair due to an enzyme called Bradykinase.

Fatty Acids - Certain fatty acids found in Aloe vera, like campesterol and lupeol, are also linked to anti-inflammatory activities in the body.

Laxatives - Commonly known as laxatives, Aloe vera contains phenolic compounds that give the plant antibacterial properties.

These constituents lead many to believe in the medicinal value of Aloe vera, especially in its ability to treat burns and reduce scars. But it’s not enough to understand the biological role these ingredients play; we want to know how they interact with the human body and facilitate the wound-healing process.

Understanding burn scars

The skin is composed of three layers—the epidermis (top layer), dermis (middle layer), and hypodermis (bottom layer). The type of burn a person sustains is characterized by the damage it causes to these layers.

A person can sustain three degrees of burns—first, second, and third degrees. A first degree burn is least serious, affecting only the epidermis of the skin. First degree burns usually don’t require medical treatment and will heal after only a few days. Second degree burns damage the epidermis and dermis layers, causing redness of the skin, blisters, and inflammation. Third degree burns penetrate all three layers of the skin, causing extreme pain and significantly charring the skin. Fourth, fifth, and sixth degree burns also exist, but they are less-mentioned burn types that are often fatal.

First degree burns usually leave no scarring and tend to heal on their own in a matter of days. Second degree burns may leave a scar that will likely fade over time. Third degree burns will almost always leave a scar, and depending on the severity, may require surgical skin grafting.

It’s difficult to determine the effectiveness of using Aloe vera to treat burns and reduce scars. Online sources cite conflicting evidence. Because Aloe vera is part of huge industry of skin care products, any company that sells it as a cream, lotion, or oil will certainly advocate for its many benefits. Most scientific studies are inconclusive; some reveal Aloe vera as a potential healing agent for burns and various wounds, while others seem to indicate it has no effect in the wound-healing process. No doubt further evidence is needed to form a valid conclusion.

Clinical studies aside, Aloe vera is generally safe to use on the skin. The moisture and cooling sensation of this plant may help ease the pain of a first or second degree burn. However, more serious burns that cause scarring will likely need to be treated in a different way. Luckily, clinically-proven scar care products can be easily purchased online.

A clinically-proven solution for burn scars

Medical-grade silicone for flattening and reducing the appearance of scars was introduced to the market by Biodermis 30 years ago. Silicone gel technology is a clinically-proven and safe topical solution for scars resulting from burns, acne, and surgical procedures. Being a trusted leader in the medical silicone industry, Biodermis has provided top-quality services to surgeons and other skin-care specialists around the world.

To reduce the appearance of larger scars resulting from burns,Epi-Derm Large Sheets in clear or natural colors is the ideal treatment option. Too soothe and reduce smaller burn scars , Xeragel 100% silicone scar ointment is a highly-recommended treatment solution.



Biodermis is an innovative market leader with 30 years of expertise in the medical silicone industry. Visit Biodermis.com today to explore a complete range of scar management and post-operative care solutions.

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