Kenley. Age: 21.
Scar formation is a natural occurrence after surgery as scars help to strengthen the tissues that are healing. However, too much of a good thing may not actually be beneficial. Scars can become bothersome and limit movement. Your body has an amazing ability to assist in healing by laying down collagen fibers that make up the substance of a scar.
Jaylene. Age: 24.
Update on Postsurgical Scar Management
Back to Scars. A number of treatments are available if you have a scar that's painful, itchy or unsightly, or if it restricts your movement. Your GP may refer you to a dermatologist skin specialist or a plastic surgeon for treatment.
Bailey. Age: 32.
Wounds and Scars
If you're like most women, you have a few battle scars: lifelong reminders of the time you wiped out on your bike at age 6, the knee surgery you had in college, a recent run-in with a paring knife. Leffell, M. Composed mainly of collagen, a protein fiber normally found in the skin's second layer, these marks are the body's way of repairing itself. Fortunately, many scars will fade in time.
Hand wash compression garments using mild soap or detergent. Do not use bleach as this can damage the material. If a washer is used, it is best to use a gentle or hand wash cycle. Hang or lay flat to dry; do not use a dryer.