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Scar Cream for All Types of Scars

Scar Cream for All Types of Scars

Scars come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’ve had a facelift, a cesarean section, knee replacement surgery, aggressive acne, a kitchen burn, a tattoo removal, or an accident – you have scars to show for it. Your scar may be raised and irregular looking, or tight and itchy. It may be showing signs of increased pigmentation. All of these symptoms indicate a scar at some point in the healing process.

When your skin has been injured, it goes through a natural three-step process to heal. First, there is the Inflammatory Phase, when the blood vessels dilate and leak fluids containing enzymes, growth factors, and inflammation cells to break down collagen into building blocks the body uses to rebuild the injured area. If the collagen in the damaged skin becomes overly broken down in the natural process of healing, a larger and less attractive scar will develop. InviCible Scars‘ three major ingredients — Stable Vitamin C Complex, Silicone Gel and ProBiosyn-4 — help inhibit the excessive inflammation that may create more aggressive scarring.

Stage two in the healing process is called the Proliferation Phase. The body begins to replace damaged skin tissues with new collagen. Sometimes the collagen grows in an abnormal way, producing a more obvious scar known as hypertrophic scarring. Some people even develop keloid scars, which are raised and thickened areas on the skin. InviCible’s three major ingredients encourage the production of normal collagen, while limiting abnormal collagen growth.

The final stage in the healing process is called the Maturation Phase. Newly formed scar tissue begins to mature, in a process that can take up to 2 years to complete. Collagen fibers organize themselves into a stronger and more durable scar. It is at this point that the scar tissue may become hardened and lose the little elasticity it had. Sometimes the scar turns red. InviCible’s three major ingredients, applied regularly, will work together to soften the scar and cause it to fade, decreasing scar pigmentation by over 80%.

Unlike other commercial scar creams, InviCible does not contain hydroquinone, a lightening agent that is highly effective in the short term, but dangerous in the long run. It has been banned from many countries in Europe, and is highly regulated in Asia. InviCible also avoids such ingredients as Kojic Acid, Vitamin E and synthetic preservatives, which can cause allergic reactions. Unlike other scar treatment creams, InviCible is a hypoallergenic and safe scar therapy. It is water-free and does not need preservatives.

The effectiveness and safety of InviCible scar treatment is clear. Patients have shown remarkable results from regular application of InviCible. Before and after photos clearly show a remarkable degree of fading, flattening and thinning of scars. InviCible has been an especially effective therapy for dark spots and burns. InviCible decreased the pigmentation in dark spots noticeably, and improved the overall evenness, in texture, color and tone of burned areas. Don’t you deserve the most effective scar treatment therapy?

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What are Different Types of Acne Scars?

What are Different Types of Acne Scars?

Of all the types of scars there are, for many people acne scars are by far the most distressing. Acne scarring has become one of the most widely discussed issues in the world of skin care, not only among adolescents, but also among many adults.

Touted treatments range from home remedies to expensive laser resurfacing and even surgery. While some treatments can certainly help, unfortunately there is no “magic bullet” for every type of acne scar.

There are several types of acne scarring:

Ice-Pick Scars: The most common acne scar is a narrow, deep pit in the skin. In severe cases, these ice-pick scars take the form of large, open pore-like skin lesions. They develop after persistent acne or after an inflamed blemish or cyst.

Boxcar Scars: Wider than an ice-pick scar, this is an oval and indented lesion in the skin with angular sides. They usually occur on the cheeks and temple.

Rolling Scars: These have a wave-like appearance. They occur due to fibrous bands between the skin and the underlying subcutaneous tissue which tether and pull on the epidermis. This deforms the overlying skin and causes a scar.

Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic scars are raised, very firm and red and can develop after any skin injury, including acne. They often have an “overgrown” appearance and can be itchy.

Keloid Scars: Like hypertrophic scars, keloids result from an overproduction of collagen. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids can “keep growing” to extend beyond the initial boundaries of the skin injury. These scars are thicker, harder, and red, overly raised and extend beyond the boundaries of the initial skin injury.

Dark Acne Marks: Any form of skin injury, including acne, causes inflammation in the skin that can go on to cause skin darkening in the area. This abnormal pigment is know as “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)” and is often seen with acne.

InviCible helps fade acne scars and acne dark spots. Studies show that silicone, along with natural ingredients like aloe, Vitamin C and essential fatty acids can help normalize collagen production, even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of your acne scar.

Which type of acne scar can you identify with?

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How to Get Rid of Scars Fast

How to Get Rid of Scars Fast

There’s good news and bad news for those who are trying to get rid of scars fast.

The skin is a seamless organ, smooth and soft; as such, its appearance can be altered significantly by even a minor scar.

Usually, scars aren’t a big deal when they are small or easily hidden under clothes. However, when a scar is larger or visible even when you’re wearing clothes, you most likely want to find a way to treat it and help it go away as quickly as possible.

The bad news is that there’s no way to get rid of a scar “quickly;” scars take time to fade and, even then, most scars are permanent and will never completely disappear. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process following an injury, and the way your scar heals depends on many factors including the size and depth of the wound, your age, your ethnicity, and more.

The good news, however, is that there are things you can do to help your scar become flatter, lighter, and generally much less noticeable. [Read more…]

Do Scars Spread?

Do Scars Spread?

The answer is yes and no. Typical scars, like acne scars, surgery scars or c-section scars do not spread. Of course, if you gain weight, then it is merely the skin stretching rather than the scar actually spreading.

However, there is one type of scar that will spread beyond the bounds of the wound, and that is a keloid scar.

Keloid Scars

In the simplest of terms, keloid scars are scars that become enlarged because your body is producing too much collagen—and therefore, too much tissue—at the site of the wound. Typically, keloid scars become raised in a dome-shaped fashion and begin to expand beyond the original location of the wound. Keloid scars are usually pink, shiny, and tender to the touch.

Read: Do Genes Determine Keloid Scars?

Needless to say, developing keloid scars can be bizarre and frightening for those who have never experienced keloids before. The good news is that keloid scars are no more dangerous than other types of scar tissue. Some patients complain about them being more painful, but usually, they are just itchier as they heal. The bad news is that they are often more unsightly than other scars, leading patients to seek surgical methods or other solutions to try to shrink them or have them removed.

Read: Who is at Risk for Developing Keloid Scars?

The Difference Between Scar Types

Though many people aren’t familiar with the lingo, there are several different types of scars out there. The first and most common type, of course, is a simple flat scar. If you cut your skin, you will normally heal quickly, with nothing but a pale white line on your skin to mark the spot where you had your wound. These scars can’t spread at all and don’t even become raised above the skin. In other words, they are the least invasive of all scars.

The second type of scar is called a hypertrophic scar. The word hypertrophic means “enlarged” or “excessive growth,” but unlike keloid scars, hypertrophic scars don’t spread beyond the wound. Instead, these scars may thicken and appear to be raised above the skin. Hypertrophic scars are typically redder and more visually obvious than flat scars.

There are other types of scars—including contracture scars, which actually tighten your skin, usually after a burn, and pitted scars, which can result from picking or itching at acne or chicken pox. Of all of the types of scars, keloid scars are unique in their ability to spread beyond the area of the original wound.

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What is Therapeutic Ultrasound for Scars?

What is Therapeutic Ultrasound for Scars?

Most people equate the word “ultrasound” with fetal imaging. Indeed, one of the most common applications of ultrasound technology is allowing a pregnant woman to see her unborn child, know its gender ahead of time, or learn other things about a pregnancy.

However, while ultrasound technology is probably most often used for fetal imaging, it can serve several other valuable applications as well—including, believe it or not, scar therapy.

A “therapeutic ultrasound” is a type of ultrasound that utilizes ultra-high sonic frequencies as an aid in the healing of wounds or other injuries. When an ultrasound probe covered in a gel is touched to a wounded area, the probe transfers high-frequency vibration into the tissues at that site. These vibrations can relax the local tissues and direct extra blood flow into the area, which can in turn help to relieve pain and speed up healing.

Why Therapeutic Ultrasounds Are Good for Scars

It is important to note that therapeutic ultrasound technology can have positive effects on many different kinds of injuries. Chronic back pain, muscle sprains or strains, pain in the tailbone, joint issues (including certain types of arthritis), and more. With injured or arthritic joints, the increased blood flow provided by a therapeutic ultrasound can actually assist in collagen reformation. The positive effects of therapeutic ultrasound, in other words, are versatile and far-reaching.

In scar therapy, a therapeutic ultrasound might be used for the purpose of scar tissue breakdown. Previously injured tissue can lose its elasticity as scar tissue grows back in its place—a phenomenon that isn’t only limited to skin, but which also occurs in muscles, tendons, and other body tissues. This more hardened tissue can be a significant problem depending on the location of the scar on the body. Since scar tissue is less elastic than the intact skin, it can impair range of motion and overall function in parts of the body that tend to move or flex on a regular basis. Scars on the hands, at joints, or on the face are examples.

Therapeutic ultrasound can help “break down” the fibrous, collagen-rich tissue that forms at the site of scars. The fast vibrations of the ultrasound probe can contribute to making scar tissue more elastic, which in turn can restore range of motion and reduce scar pain or irritation.

Similarity to Scar Desensitization

The effects of this type of therapy, then, are similar to the benefits of scar desensitization—which involves rubbing or tapping scars as they heal to eliminate sensory nerve fibers and ensure more evenly distributed and pliable scar tissue. The main difference in these two forms of scar therapy is that one (scar desensitization) is only efficient during the scar healing process while the other (therapeutic ultrasound) can be effective both during healing and after scar tissue has formed and hardened.

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