How to Prevent or Reduce a Scar

How to Prevent or Reduce a Scar

A scar screams look at me.

That’s what it can feel like anyway, to the individual bearing such a physical marker of trauma to the body. And on those warm, clothing-optional days of summer, or in the privacy of your bedroom, with a loved one or partner, that stings.

Some folks go to extreme lengths to conceal their scars with clothes and make-up. That’s sad, because a little scar prevention and scar treatment cream for developing and existing scars can reduce a scar or even prevent it completely.

In this article we’ll review how to care for a wound, to nip a scar before it develops. We’ll also articulate how to care for existing scars, and how a scar treatment system, like Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy can fade a scar and the damage it does to your self-confidence.

Get a Scar Before it Develops

The single best thing you can do to prevent a scar is to get it early.

Scars form for a variety of reasons, including acne, chicken pox, surgery, an injury or child-birth via caesarian section. Depending on the origins of and severity of the trauma, a scar can take anywhere from several months to two years to develop.

Though surgery, serious injury and more severe trauma to the body tend to cause the most noticeable scarring, even a light scrape can become a scar if you don’t take basic precautions. For basic scar prevention, do the following:

Clean a Fresh Scrape or Cut – Run the wound under clean water. Remove pebbles or splinters with alcohol-sterilized tweezers. Carefully wash the wound with soap and a clean cloth. Avoid harsh soaps, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and iodine for minor wounds, as these can delay the healing process.

Cover Up – Cover your scrape or wound to reduce bacteria, dirt and irritants. Keep the wound moist, preferably with an antibiotic cream or ointment. The last point is especially important, as it will reduce the appearance of your scar should it develop.

Don’t Pick the Scabs – After an injury, the body immediately starts the healing process, with white blood cells that attack bacteria and red blood cells, platelets and fibrin that form a clot over the wound. Pick at the scabbing that develops and not only do you risk re-opening the wound, you open the door for bacteria that can create a larger, more prominent scar.

Stubborn Wounds and Existing Scars

Despite your best efforts, it’s not impossible that a scar will form regardless of the time and TLC you’ve put into scar prevention. That’s life – some folks are more prone to scarring than others.

A deep scar involves all three dermal tissues: the subcutaneous, dermis and epidermis, and can take up to two years to develop. In other words, if the wound is lingering, it’s time to shift to reduction mode.

First, be aware that scars tend to develop in areas of the body that are constantly being pulled and strained. The chest and shoulders are common areas for scarring to develop, and in that light, it’s a good idea to avoid heavy lifting or upper-body exercises as your wound continues to heal.

Second, consider a scar reduction system as the scar develops. This should reduce the severity of the scar and makes a less painful treatment than laser surgery, which is usually done after the scar is completely formed.

Scar Reduction Therapy With a Cream

A scar treatment cream is formulated with active natural ingredients, moisturizers and patented peptides to interact with the skin’s 28-day regeneration process. Specifically, it should:

Stimulate Natural Collagen Production – Both skin-healing type III and skin-strengthening collagen I.

Push Scarred Skin Cells to the Surface – A scar treatment cream gently nudges the skin healing process so that dead and damaged cells rise to the surface of the skin, where they’re sloughed away.

Increase Production of Healthy Skin Cells – With more collagen production and exfoliation of dead skin cells, normal, healthy skin cells replace scarred skin, for visible reduction of scarring.

Studies show that niacinamide, beta glucans and some antioxidants, including tocopherols, can reduce hyperpigmentation and encourage natural, healthy turn-over of skin cells. Such natural ingredients moisturize, exfoliate, and ultimately, reduce and even prevent scarring.

If you want to prevent or reduce scarring without steroids or laser treatment, opt for Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy by the Skinception line of skin-care products, which as clinical studies suggest, may reduce scarring in as little as four weeks.


What is a Scar Treatment Cream?

Scars tell a story of damaged skin and an event that caused such trauma to the body. Scarring indicates that the wound has healed. In that sense, it’s like your body is telling you it’s put the past behind and it’s ready to move on.

But the body and the mind are two different creatures.

While physical scarring is rarely a health concern, it can affect one’s confidence. And on those summer days, or in the intimacy of one’s bedroom, they’re unflattering reminders where the body has been and can reduce once-sexy skin to an exterior that’s, well, scarred.

A scar treatment cream fades scars, including those that are still in formation and scars that are well-established. Having said that, a developing scar, typically within the first six months of the wound, stands the best chance of dramatic fading.

Scars: The Why and The How

Scars form when skin has been traumatized. The greater severity of the injury, the more likely the scar will be prominent. Common causes of scars include:

  • acne
  • chicken pox
  • burns
  • injury
  • surgery
  • child-birth by caesarian section

Striae, better known as stretch marks, are a common form of scarring caused by pregnancy, though scarring can take many shapes and be substantially more noticeable than the thin striations of stretch marks.

When skin is damaged, it goes through a four-stage healing process characterised by:

Hemostasis – During which blood clots over the wound

Inflammation – When the body removes bacteria, foreign particles and damaged cells from the wound

Proliferation – The point at which skin cells spread, covering the wound and a key role in the healing process

Remodeling – When the scar forms, with the new collagen matrix formed and cross-linked

This is a simplified telling of the scarring process, of course, and these stages can overlap at various points. Depending on the origin and severity of the injury, a scar can take two years to develop.

To visibly fade a scar, it helps to treat the wound while it’s still recovering. If you can apply a scar removal cream, like Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy within three months of the injury, the greater your chance of minimising the scar.

What to Look For in a Scar Treatment Cream

Scar treatment creams are products that incorporate antioxidants and botanicals with patented peptides like ProCollOne+ to stimulate natural collagen production, slough off dead skin cells and replace them with healthy, normal and, notably, undamaged skin cells.

A scar removing cream involves the subcutaneous, dermis and epidermis tissue. Working with the skin’s 28-day regeneration process, it’s designed to strike a delicate balance between the skin-strengthening collagen I and the skin-healing collagen III.

The latter point cannot be understated, because too much collagen can add size and discoloration to an already developing scar. Yet if there’s not enough collagen as the scar develops, the scar will be vulnerable to reinjury.

To achieve this balance of collagen production, it’s advisable to choose a scar reduction cream formulated with patented peptides, such as ProCollOne+, which is clinically proven to stimulate natural collagen production by up to 1,190%.

Also consider that antioxidants and natural moisturizers, including niacinamide, beta glucan and hydrolyzed soybean fiber can gently expedite the skin regeneration process, for optimum skin health and a vibrancy that can’t be achieved with laser treatments or steroids.

Should you be interested in a scar removing cream, consider Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy by Skinception, which in addition to meeting the prerequisites described above, is reported to show visible reduction of scars after just four weeks of use.


What is Dermefface FX7?

Scar Tissue Scar Reduction Therapy

Dermefface FX7 is a scar reduction gel – a topical application of 7 active ingredients and 5 moisturisers that visibly reduce scarring with an easy-to-use pump action bottle.

It’s a blend of the most recent developments in ‘scar-fade’ technology that allows people to fade and sometimes even prevent developing scars without the need for laser surgery, cosmetic surgery or dermabrasion.

Some people are calling it ‘an eraser for scars’.

How does it work?

The formula interacts with the three layers of skin and hastens the wound healing process. It’s a guide, really, helping the skin through the four-stage skin remodelling phase, which can take up to two years, so the scar that develops is small, less noticeable, or non-existent.

As well, it’s designed to stimulate collagen and slough away scarred skin cells, which are replaced with new, and notably, unscarred, skin from below. This makes it useful for older, more established scars along with marks that are still developing.

What kind of scars does it fade?

You can fade scars of almost any origin with Dermefface FX7, including scars from acne, burns, injury, surgery, accidents and even hypertrophic scars. The one exception is that Dermefface FX7 is not recommended for keloid scars – an aggressive form of scarring in which skin is damaged well beyond the original wound.

What’s in Dermefface FX7?

Seven clinically proven active ingredients and five powerful moisturizers, each chosen for their ability to heal skin, stimulate collagen, guide wound healing and encourage the body along the skin remodelling phase.

Some numbers to ponder. The ingredients in Dermefface FX7 are proven to:

  • Speed Wound Healing By 30% (Dl-Panthenol)
  • Increase Production of Type 1 Collagen By 1190% (Pro-Coll-One+)
  • Increase Production of Type III Collagen By 1257% (Vitalayer)
  • Reduce Skin Hyperpigmentation in 89% of study participants (Niacinamide)
  • Increase Skin Moisturization by 100% in 14 days (Hydrolite 5)

How is Dermefface FX7 different than other scar reduction gels?

Dermefface Scar Reduction Therapy Cream

Ask Lisa D’Amato, winner of America’s Next Top Model why she chose Dermefface FX7 over other products: she likes Dermefface FX7 because it’s gentle, non-greasy and fades scars quickly. Most of all, it’s really good at fading scars (which, sadly, not all so-called ‘scar-removal products’ actually do).

As well, Dermefface FX7 comes with a 90 day no-risk money-back guarantee. Another reason why it’s selling out so quickly. You can buy the product, often at a discount, and return it at any time in the first three months for a full refund minus shipping and handling if you’re not happy with the product.

Very few customers are returning the product.

When will I see results?

That depends on several factors, including the size of the wound and whether it’s an older scar.

As a general rule, you’ll see results in less than a month. Give Dermefface FX7 three to four months for light or small scars, and at least six months for deep scars and those from injury or surgery.

Is Dermefface FX7 safe?

Very much so. We’ve yet to hear any problems with it, in large part because of the high quality peptides in the formula and natural-based ingredients like niacinamide. Test a small patch along your jaw line if you’re concerned about adverse reactions. But you’ll probably find that it’s very safe indeed.

Is it painful?

Not in the slightest. That’s one of many reasons why Dermefface FX7 is changing the rules for scar reduction – it allows you to fade scars without the pain of laser surgery and cosmetic scar removal practices.

Can I buy it at a discount?

Yes – and you’ll probably want to buy one of their discounted packages too because you’ll get best results when you use it for at least three months. You’ll save $50 when you buy a three months supply and get three free gifts, including Skinception Microderm Facial Exfoliator and a $25 gift card for Natural Health Source. At six months you’ll save $160 and they’ll add an extra bottle of the exfoliator.

Is the product guaranteed?

Yup. As mentioned above, Dermefface FX7 comes with Skinception’s no-risk 90 day money-back guarantee. It’s among the best in the business.


Review of Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy

People have scars. But it’s the physical kind that they try to hide with make up and clothing.

To address this, there are scar reduction options, ranging from derma-brasion and laser surgery to steroids and filler injections that can flatten scars and make them less prominent.

Recently, the Skinception line of skin-care products has ventured into the market with a new product that capitalizes on their obviously considerable knowledge of natural active ingredients and patented peptides. Case in point, their anti-wrinkle cream, eye cream, anti-stretch mark cream and rosacea treatment.

Now Skinception offers Dermefface FX7 Scar Reduction Therapy to reduce or prevent scars and, as they claim, “fade scars like magic”. But does it deliver?

The Ingredients

Dermefface employs natural active ingredients and moisturizers with patented peptides like their well-known Pro-Coll-One+. In that sense, you can consider Dermefface FX7 as a hybrid of natural skin care and modern skin technology.

Of the more prominent natural ingredients, in Dermefface FX7 you’ll encounter beta-glucan, bilberry and various fruit extracts. There’s also hydrolyzed soybean fiber and very notably, a biologically active form of vitamin B3 and darling of the natural skin brightening industry, niacinamide.

The beta glucan is an obvious choice because of its long history as an anti-irritant. But it’s also an effective moisturizer and proven to stimulate natural production of collagen. Beta glucan also promotes health of macrophages – the cells that destroy bacteria and remove dead or damaged skin cells.

Getting back to that Pro-Coll-One+, we shouldn’t forget that it’s clinically proven to stimulate collagen by up to 1,190%. Combine that with the Symglucan, Pentavitin and several other active ingredients and Dermefface FX7 has the goods to stimulate healthy human collagen fibroblasts, slough off dead skin cells and encourage normal, healthier skin cells to take their place.

Results

A good set of ingredients is one thing, but it’s all for naught if they don’t work together and do what the manufacturer says it will do.

Fortunately, Dermefface FX7 comes with the Skinception name attached to its label, and as with most things Skinception, Dermefface delivers, in that it fades scars, according to the clients we’ve spoken with. And yes, it appears to work in as little as four weeks.

Dermefface FX7 markets itself as a treatment for both developing scars and those existing. Many clients using Dermefface use it for both of these reasons, and they’ve seen their scarring fade, though it tends to work better for a scar that’s still forming. It appears to work for existing scars as well, however, with visible reduction where people want it most.

The clients who’ve talked with us say they’re happy with the product – a non-greasy cream with a luxurious feel when applied to the skin.

Value

The Skinception name offers plenty of value. As a general rule of thumb, the greatest savings with any Skinception product tend to be had with orders of three months or higher, often with gifts or extra product added as incentive to go long-term.

We think that’s wise, because skin problems like stretch marks and scarring aren’t fixed overnight. Skinception products show noticeable results in a reasonable amount of time, but the most dramatic improvements can take up to six months.

Skinception offers a one month supply of Dermefface at $59.95. Not exactly a bargain, but when you consider the luxurious formulation of Skinception products, which most clients rave about, seems a reasonable purchase. This includes both a loofah and a microderm exfoliator.

As with most Skinception products, the best value is for a longer term commitment. The Gold Package is a three month supply of Dermefface, the two exfoliators and a $25 gift card to Natural Health Source. The cost? $129.95

For the most value with Dermefface, go for the Platinum Package, which is a six month supply, two microderm exfoliators and the loofah, the Natural Health Source gift card and a savings of $160 off a one month supply. The cost of the Platimum Package, at $199.95, is a very respectable value, and we think, should be viewed as an investment to visibly fade scarring with a proven product.
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