The skin is the largest organ of our body, and also the most prominent. It is a representation of us and is visible to everyone. Disturbances to your skin's integrity can have profound consequences, ranging from altered body image, decreased confidence, and physical symptoms such as itchiness, pain, tightness, and discomfort. Scars can regularly affect your daily life and quality of life, and despite the importance of the skin, treatments are limited, invasive, and often not successful. Based on numerous studies conducted in our laboratory, we used this knowledge to develop a non-invasive yet effective means to help our patients. Basic and translational science shows that scars are associated with increased inflammation that leads to the release of various growth factors and signals, stimulating and activating uncontrollable cell growth. Factors contributing to scar severity are gender, ethnicity, genetics, skin tension, and increased inflammation.
We developed an approach that reduces tightness, tension, and inflammation while improving blood flow. The result is a method that improves the look of scars over time: myScarTape. This unique tape with patent-pending technology has no chemicals or agents in it, meaning even the most sensitive skin will tolerate it. Once applied, it stays on for 1-2 weeks with no side effects, site infection, redness, or itchiness. myScarTape provides a non-invasive, easy to apply, safe and practical approach to control and treat scars.