If you, or someone you know, has a scar you’re probably only too aware how distressing and disfiguring it can be, and just how seriously a scar can undermine self-confidence.
Any scar, regardless of its size or location, can be perceived as a personal problem. Some may learn to accept their scar, but many never forget it. It is widely accepted by psychologists that proactively treating to reduce the visibility of a scar can actually help boost self-esteem.
Most people are unaware that there are treatments available to improve the appearance of scars, both established and new. Topical silicone gel is a new and painless method for treating scars.
Problems with scars
Scars may take many months to flatten and fade after injury, but problematic scars may have the following effects:
- Grow bigger
- Remain red/dark and raised without fading
- Cause discomfort, itching or pain
- Restrict the movement of a joint
- Cause distress because of appearance