During the first 3 to 5 months, it is not known what type of scarring will be done, whether it will be normal or evolve to an abnormal scar. It is therefore during the first months of healing that we must intervene to help this process and give any scar a maximum of chances to evolve well.
The evolution of a scar depends mainly on the skin. However, there are factors that can delay healing:
- Presence of an infection,
- Presence of a foreign body in the wound,
- Vitamin C and zinc deficiency.
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Solutions to help healing
To heal well, to promote good healing, several treatments may be indicated:
> The laser is a very effective option to help healing. There is a whole range of lasers with different properties (effects on vessels, inflammation, etc.). The choice of treatment depends on the type of scar to be treated.
> Silicone applied to a fresh scar has healing properties. In particular, its early application can greatly reduce the inflammatory reaction which is responsible for poor healing.
Gel silicones are easy and quick to apply at home on any part of the body. The long chain silicone layer dries quickly, is not visible, protects the scar and intervenes on its evolution. Its effectiveness lasts about half a day.
> Surgery has advantages and disadvantages. For example, if you are working on a hypertrophic scar, you have a good chance of creating another one. It can be effective if it is associated with immediate post-operative radiotherapy, which intervenes on the scar within hours of surgery.
> Pressotherapy can have good results on the evolution of a scar. Constant and prolonged support on a scar will improve healing. However, it is a treatment often painful, difficult to put into practice. It imposes the wearing of clothing of contention which can prove very unpleasant and binding to wear.
In most cases, we will combine several treatments at the same time to help healing (for example: combine a laser treatment with the application of silicone gels).
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