A scar is a sign or mark that remains on the skin after closing a wound (surgical or from an accident) or after an inflammatory process. The scar can be flat, light, light in color, almost imperceptible, but everything will depend on the care taken in the recovery of the wound. There are two types of abnormal scars, hypertrophic scars and keloids .
Hypertrophic scars appear within a few months, they can hurt, if any component of the nervous system has been damaged, or they can itch . They are typical of burns and acne.
Keloids are round, shiny pink or purple bumps that extend beyond the edges of the wound. They usually appear on the shoulders, arms and ears.
If the scar is cared for correctly during the first months, it will normally heal correctly. It is very important to take care of them to try to remove or attenuate this scar.
Follow these tips together with your doctor's recommendations and most importantly, use GELKAM for scar care during the first 3 months , this will help prevent the formation of a hypertrophic scar.
Hygiene, speed and perseverance . These are the key steps to get the best results.
How to care for the wound for proper healing
Wash your wound, disinfect it and avoid infections. Taking proper care of a wound or burn is critical to the healing process.
The wound should not be exposed to the sun.
Why choose GELKAM for the treatment of scars?
Gelkam is a product designed to reduce raised or red scars, improving their appearance and making them less visible. Gelkam promotes the regeneration process of the skin, avoiding moisture loss, which promotes an adequate healing process.
The sheets are made of medical grade mineral oil, which protects the skin as well as being breathable. Gelkam is recognized by surgeons and specialists as an adjuvant in the reduction of scarring hypertrophy.
It is a non-sterile product, therefore it should not be applied to an open wound.
Tips to take care of your scar
- Avoid getting the sun on the scar . Cover it with sunscreen if necessary for the first 6 months, renewing every two hours if you are in high exposure.
- Avoid continuous contact of the scar with water , since it softens the lesion and worsens the healing process.
- Avoid activities that stretch or may widen the new scar; take care of the movements of the affected area.
- Massaging the scar can be useful, especially in scars resulting from surgical interventions. Once the scar is completely closed you can massage it every night. You will improve the flexibility of the skin and you will avoid the disordered accumulation of fibers responsible for unsightly scars. To perform the massage, use your two thumbs trying to make a heart.
- Keep the skin covered with Gelkam . When the skin of a scar is dehydrated, it stretches excessively and hinders the regeneration process. Use our Gelkam Scar Care line and you will reduce itching and pain.
"The continuous application of Gelkam on the closed wound will reduce the visibility of the scar, leaving it light, flat and smooth."
None of the above advice or recommendations is a substitute for medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children.
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