SCAR MANAGEMENT

Scars are an inevitable part of any surgery. Good scar management is an important part of achieving the best possible result after surgery.

During the early stages of wound healing, the body naturally lays down collagen, forming immature scar tissue. Early scars are often thicker, raised and may be discoloured. This scar then undergoes a natural process of maturation called “remodeling”, which can continue for up to 12 months or more.

To encourage scars to mature favourably, and prevent the formation of thick, unsightly scars, we recommend several simple steps that can be commenced once the wound has completely healed (usually within 1-2 weeks after surgery).

STEP 1: MASSAGE AND MOISTURIZE YOUR SCAR
STEP 2: SILICON AND COMPRESSION THERAPY