How to Prevent Cuts from Scarring
Gardening, preparing food, and other activities can result in the occasional nick or cut on your skin. While most aren’t that painful and only mildly annoying, sometimes they can leave little scars on the skin. You can avoid this if you know what to do when you get the cut.
Properly taking care of your flesh wound is an essential step to avoiding scarification. Lacerations or cuts heal as the edges of the cut come together, forming scabs. After the healing process, your skin may not look the same, especially if the skin was traumatized by the injury.
Scars can be hard to avoid depending on the severity of the cut, how deep and wide it is, its location on your body, how old you are, and other factors. Some people’s skin is highly sensitive to cuts and will scar no matter what precautions are taken, and others’ skin are more resilient and hard to scar. Most scars will fade over time. Here are some steps you can take to help the process.
How to Prevent Your Cut From Scarring
Keep your cuts and scrapes clean. Use a mild soap and water to clean your wound. This is important because if there is a buildup of debris or bacteria, it will prevent your wound from healing properly and make it more prone to infection and scarring.
Keep cuts covered. You should keep your cut protected until it is no longer an open wound for hygienic reasons, and to create a moist environment for it to heal faster. Use a non-adhesive bandage-like gauze. Change it daily and if it gets wet or dirty.
Do not pick or itch at scabs. Wounds that are healing are usually pretty itchy but try and avoid the temptation to itch them at all costs. Scratching off scabs causes more trauma and inflammation to the skin and contributes to the scarring of it.
Even if you do all of the above, sometimes scarring is still unavoidable due to the severity of the cut and how sensitive your skin is. Luckily, there are scar healing treatments available from dermatologists or reconstructive surgeons.
- Topical treatments, gels or creams. Used with compression bandages, can flatten the scar.
- Injections. These fill out “dents” in the scar or hollow areas in the skin.
- Surgical removal of the scar.
- Laser therapy. This can flatten scars, soften them, and address discolouration.
- myScarTape. Relieves pressure through tension while protecting sensitive areas.
If you are looking for a solution for scarring that is non-invasive and non-medicated, myScarTape scar prevention tape by Spidertech is the solution for you. Using patented technology, myScarTape helps reduce inflammation in the scar and stimulates other growth factors and signals triggering cell growth. myScarTape has no side effects and is an easy-to-apply and safe solution to treat scars.