Compounding Solutions and Treatments for Scarring
Scarring is a fact of life for many of us. Scars are reminders – often painful ones – of trauma dealt to the skin through burns, cuts, acne, disease, surgery, or even perhaps combat or extreme sports. They are integral parts of your body’s natural healing process.
There are many different scars such as raised (hypertrophic) scars, depressed scars, or keloid scars; the latter of which are the result of too much collagen overgrowth which results in a rubbery, firm scar with a sheen.
Different scars may need different planning, treatment, follow-ups, and prevention to reduce.
Some believe these scars are unsightly and want to minimise their appearance as much as possible. Reducing the appearance of scars may require a compounded pharmacy solution.
People at Risk of Developing Scars
Some people are more at risk of developing scars than others. For one, the keloid type scar is often genetic; if your family has a history of keloid scars, your body will scar in the same way.
People with severe acne, darker skin, or people who have been cut or wounded in the “high tension” areas such as the chest and shoulders can also be at risk of developing scars.
Caring for Wounds Before Full Healing
Deep wounds, such as those made during surgery, heal best when professionally sutured (sewn up.) If you suffer a deep cut or similar injury that may scar, the best advice is to seek medical advice as soon as you can. Stitching a wound closed as soon as it’s formed is a surefire way to minimise scar formation.
However, doctors or surgeons may not approve of a surgical solution right away to prevent a wound getting infected. The trade off is larger and more pronounced scarring.
In the initial inflammation and healing phase after stitching, patients should use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and non-stick bandages to minimise scarring. These help speed up the healing process and protects the wound from infection. Wound sites should also be kept out of direct sunlight for as long as possible.
Due to itchiness or irritation, many of us have the urge to pick or scratch scabs. This is the worst thing to do when trying to prevent scars! A scab is the body’s way of naturally protecting a wound. If you pick off a scab over and over, it may increase scarring as the body is trying to fight off infections and heal using the scab.
Massaging the wound with Vitamin E topical cream can help minimise scarring too. However, there is no “cure-all” for scars that are available over-the-counter. Managing scars using compounding treatments can help. More on this later.
Scar Management After The Fact
Managing scars long after the wound has healed can be expensive, invasive, and unpleasant. Some of the more common treatments for reducing scars are different types of lasers.
Traumatic skin scarring may require injections such as dermal fillers (like the type used in the beauty industry), fat grafting, or types of corticosteroids. These can flatten raised scars, reduce the appearance of depressed scars, and smooth out skin.
Sometimes surgical procedures are offered which are a type of plastic surgery.
Acne and skin cancer scar healing are often performed by laser dermatology which can take multiple visits to remedy.
Compounding solutions are available for pre-scar and post-wound treatments, which can help with pain relief, wound closure, and even reducing the appearance of scars.
Compounding Pharmacy Scar Solutions
Compounding pharmacy scar solutions are often natural products that are free from artificial ingredients and other known irritants.
One type of compounding treatment for wound care is easily removed by water since wounds require constant washing and cleaning. This treatment can also keep moisture within the wound site to maintain a moist environment. It is also stable thanks to the ingredients being used in the would care cream.
This cream uses a natural Brazilian derived thick substance known as micronized green propolis which is often used in many anti-inflammatory medications. IT also contains Alpaflor Imperatoria AO, a calming extract that comes from Switzerland. It is widely known as a solution for doctors and patients looking for a compounded product that treats wounds, burns, cuts, sores, and ulcers.
Post-Wound Healing and Scar Reduction
If your scar is well on the way to healing (known as re-eptihelialisation) another post-wound product is available for compounding. It’s also free of irritants and artificial ingredients.
The compound blends two major ingredients. The first is Copaiba oil, an oil Amazonians gained from the rainforest to help protect against harmful organisations in traditional healing methods. The other is sweet almond oil and Inca Inchi Lipactive. These are two of the richest oils in fatty acids that help soften, smooth, and moisturise the skin.
This topical solution can be blended or combined with other active ingredients such as anti-biotics, anti-inflammatory creams, and other treatments.
It keeps the skin hydrated and results in a lighter, softer scar. It also allows for greater anti-inflammatory properties, has anti-bacterial components, and can also soothe itching and discomfort that scars and scabs can often cause.
The compound has been tested to reduce redness of wounds quicker than treatment with bandages and other non-compounded creams. Scars are not removed completely, but patients do report their scars are almost non-visible. Other patients report that only a little of the compound is required to help with healing, which makes it cost-effective.
The compound’s biomechanical properties means it can be used in skin care products to help treat scars, keloids, psoriasis, rosacea, stretch marks, and wound healing.
Find out more at eCompounding Chemist
Compounding can be an easy and natural way to reduce scarring without invasive procedures such as surgery, lasers, or injections.
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