Scar tissue is the inevitable result of surgery or injury that damages the dermis (middle) layer of skin. All scars follow the same wound healing process of hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Not all scars will appear the same, however. Some will fade over time and appear as a thin white line on the surface of the skin. Other scars can be more aggressive and leave a person with a number of unwanted side-effects. It’s encouraging to know that while some scar types can be burdensome to the patient, there are a number of safe and effective treatment options available to reduce side effects.
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.
Terminology in the field of dermatology is used to describe functions, aspects, and problems associated with the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the human body responsible for a variety of regulative and protective functions. Throughout the course of a lifetime, from childhood to adulthood, a person’s skin can go through a number of changes that require treatment by a dermatologist. If you do require a visit to your dermatologist, there is a chance you will hear a number of terms that you are unfamiliar with. In this article, we will go over some of the most common dermatology terms so that you can be informed prior to your trip to the doctor.
Body positivity is often associated with a person’s physical weight or size but it can go far beyond that. The way our bodies appear and feel can affect the way we view ourselves, which in turn affects our mental health. One aspect of body positivity is accepting and being comfortable with the features we were born with. Then, as our bodies undergo physical transitions later in life, we must learn to accept these new changes. Some of the more obvious changes have to do with our skin—scars, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. By practicing a bit of body positivity, we can become more comfortable within ourselves and our skin.
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.
Scars are the result of a complex and dynamic wound healing process that occurs after the skin is damaged due to surgery or injury. While some scars fade over time, there are a number of factors that can lead to abnormal scar types, classified as keloids or hypertrophic scars. These scars are characterized by their raised and discolored appearance. These scars can be itchy, painful, and burdensome to the patient. For these reasons, patients seek out the best scar treatment option that is safe and effective for all ages and skin types. Continue reading to learn what you can do to help flatten and fade your old and new post-operative scars.
Scar treatment is a major part of post-operative care that has gained much attention from surgeons and patients around the world. There are a number of ways that surgical or injury scars can be treated, so it’s helpful to know what options are available to you. The three primary ways scars can be treated today include laser treatment, steroid injections, and silicone gel sheeting. While each method can be effective, there are a number of things to know before making a choice. In this article, we will weigh the pros and cons of the available scar treatment options so you can make an educated decision about which is right for you.
A breast reduction, also known as “reduction mammoplasty,” is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon aimed at reducing the size of one or both breasts. There are many reasons why a woman might elect to undergo breast reduction surgery. But whether it’s to restore functionality to the breasts, improve their cosmetic appearance, or regain confidence, noticeable scars will result. Post-operative care and scar management is an important step to ensure the best cosmetic outcome after your breast reduction procedure.
It should come as no surprise that there are certain products that do not belong on the skin due to their harmful effects. But this doesn’t stop people from using such products. The internet is a big source of misinformation about skincare, and ingredients people have used for a long time are still being used for many skin related concerns. An easy way to know if a product is beneficial for the skin is to find out if there is any scientific evidence to support its use. If there is none, then it’s probably best to use only clinically-proven ingredients. In this article, we will explore the top items that should never be used on the skin.
The science is clear that we should be using sunscreen when we spend time outdoors in the Sun, but there is still some debate as to what kind of sunscreen is best. Some people think that because chemical sunscreen contains chemicals, that it must be harmful to the skin. This assumption is not correct, however, and there is no scientific evidence to show that chemical sunscreens are harmful to human health. Likewise, because mineral (physical) sunscreens seem more natural to consumers, the assumption is that they are safer but there is no evidence to back this claim.