When skin is injured our body makes collagen to fill the gap. This collagen is like a cement patch. There are no pores and sweat glands within this patch, making it look different from the normal surrounding skin. Therefore, to achieve the most natural look this patch should be as small as possible. Scarguard helps our skin reduce scars.
Frequently Asked Questions
It can take as long as one or two years for some scars to achieve their final appearance. In the first three months most scars appear pink. This is due to an overgrowth of blood vessels within the area, which is intended to help bring a better blood supply for healing. After healing has completed, these blood vessels usually shrink and the color usually fades. After that, the remaining scar will slowly shrink if normal healing occurs.
As skin heals, too much collagen is intentionally made. An enzyme called collagenase melts the extra collagen and the body tries to leave only what is needed for the repair. If the healing cells do not make enough collagenase, too much collagen is left. This will result in a thick scar.
Many creams and gels would work if you could actually use them; the problem is they are messy and get all over your clothing. Once they are on the clothing, they are no longer on the skin and therefore not very effective. Some creams are not based upon science and do not even have a drug facts panel on the box! Scarguard MD™ is based upon solid science in an easy-to-use format.
Do not use on children under 2. For use on children from 2 to 12, please consult a physician. Precautions must be taken to avoid getting into the eyes or mouth.