Wound Healing


Scars after plastic surgery - Scars after cosmetic surgery


Whenever a wound is made in the skin, a scar will form. It is not possible to make any sort of wound without producing a scar.

Sometimes a scar is so fine that it is hardly noticeable, whereas other scars may be very disfiguring. Scars of the same type may even produce more disfigurement on one area of the body than another. For example, a narrow 2cm long scar on a person's back may be hardly noticeable, but a similar scar on the face of a young person may be disfiguring and obvious. According to the authority aad.org no scar can be completely removed although non wounded tissues, bone healing, healing in embryos and some animals even after extended injuries can and do occur without scarring Therefore some treatments will leave a trace, and a number of approaches have been tried with silicon gel sheeting and steroid injections having the most widely accepted role in general scar treatment. Home remedies are not provide noticeable scar improvement

Scar will be visible, even if minimal, where an incision has been made through the skin. For the first six weeks following surgery the body heals by making more scar tissue. This involves depositing collagen into the wound to effect healing. As this collagen accumulates, the scar becomes somewhat raised and thickened. This is a natural process. At the same time new vessels grow into the scar to nourish this process. That is why scar becomes temporarily reddened or darkened. These processes explain why scars are usually their most conspicuous at about six weeks following surgery. In normal healing, following this six week period, scars mature and become less and less prominent. This is because the amount of collagen decreases and the components become more aligned. The scar tends to flatten. During this time the nutrient vessels diminish in amount and prominence and the scar tends to fade in color, blending more with the surrounding skin. This entire process of scar maturation may take six months to one year.

Don't pick at any scabs that may form on your incision, scab is a normal occurrence when your skin has been damaged, the formation of a scab is part of the healing process. The skin has an enormous ability to heal itself, using blood that moves to the site of injury to first stop any bleeding that may be present, then to seal the area so that healing may begin. A scab also works to protect the area, creating a harder “shell” at the site. Eventually, a scab falls off and reveals new skin underneath. This usually happens by itself after a week or two. Even though it may be tough not to pick at a scab, it is very important to leave it alone. If you pick or pull at the scab, you can undo the repair and rip your skin again, which means it'll probably take longer to heal. You may even get a scar which would n' form otherwise.

Scar formation after cosmetic surgery



If the conditions are optimal for good scar formation, the future the scar may be visible only as a fine, white line.

FACTORS AFFECTING WOUND HEALING AND SCARRING
  • Age
  • Situation of the scar
  • Type of wound closure
  • Race
  • Genetic factors
  • Tension of the skin
In general, old people and young babies form the least visible scars, whereas wounds in growing children, adolescents and young people with tight skin tend to produce unacceptable, raised, red, permanent scars.

Scar massage



This approach is usually combined with several other methods. Deep massage stretches fresh scar and breaks down the matrix holding the scar contracted. Massage therapy appears most beneficial in preventing contractures.

Meditourist providing top class aftercare aimed at healing skin post-operation and regenerating scar tissue. Because everyone is different certain people may heal faster than others. For patients who may suffer longer from post-operative scarring and bruising, Meditourist provide advice and recommendation on beneficial treatments that shorten the healing time. Meditourist also supply you information and access to various top of the range ointments and gels that aid in post-operative scarring and the healing of bruising.
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