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HOW DOES SCARGUARD WORK?
|How do Scars form?
When our skin is damaged many cells come to the rescue! Some cleanup, others make collagen to fill the cut. The collagen is like cement filling the space between two bricks, only this cement has to fill the gap and move at the same time!
Nature has handled this by intentionally making too much collagen and melting some of it as we heal. If we don't melt enough of it in this natural process of molding, a thick scar results.
What makes Scarguard products work?
Doctors have recommended many things to improve scar appearance for decades. Read below for a breakdown of our product lines.
Covering the scar. This was the original approach and for a long time, the only approach to the problem.
Topical silicone is the basis of most scar products that doctors have recommended since the early 1980’s. An ingredient in makeup, hairspray and many many other products that we use every day, doctors believe it is safe and effective in improving scar appearance.
Cortisone has many beneficial effects. A component of many non-prescription products for skin conditions such as eczema, sunburns and diaper rash, it is a known anti-irritant, helping reduce the discomfort often associated with scarring.
Vitamin E is an oil-based vitamin. Controversial, some think it helps improve scar appearance, other do not. We believe that it helps soften the scar as a moisturizer and lubricant at the very least, and is therefore, helpful.
Doctors have recommended silicone, cortisone, dressings and vitamin E for decades.
Until now, they were so difficult to use that patients quit before seeing the benefit.
Scarguard ScarCare® combines all of them into an easy to use clear liquid. Painted on overgrown scars it dries within seconds to a nearly invisible flexible film. When used daily, it helps improve the appearance of scars.
In some cases, the pigment cells (melanocytes), which are responsible for our skin coloration, are over-active after injury. This can result in a darkened scar. Scarguard Lightener is a unique and very effective combination of traditional medical lighteners and homeopathic ingredients. Scarguard Lightener is a gel. After applying to the discolored area, it quickly penetrates leaving no residue on the surface to affect clothing.
This product can be used alone and is effective on darkened scars (brownish), age spots, freckles, under-eye circles, and essentially, any dark brownish discoloration. It can also be used in combination with our ScarCare® product for scars that are thick and raised and also darkened.
What type of discoloration do you have?
If the coloration is blue or pink, it is usually due to an overgrowth of small blood vessels. This type of discoloration can only be helped by laser treatment. If the scar is too light in color, there is no product that we know of that will help. If the discoloration is darkened and brownish, Scarguard Lightener will help you.