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Can I Minimize a Surgical Scar with Skin Cream?

Scarring after surgery is sometimes inevitable, but did you know there are ways to improve the appearance of your scars and even eliminate them entirely? This article provides an overview of surgical scars, looking at what causes them and ways to help them fade and speed up their overall healing time.

If you would like more information on how to diminish your scars’ appearance, speak to our North Texas Plastic Surgery specialists immediately! Our elite team of board-certified and board-eligible plastic surgeons can assist you with any a questions you may have about minimizing those annoying surgical scars.

What Causes Surgical Scars?

Like any type of cut, surgical incisions can result in scarring if not properly cared for, and they often occur during the healing process whenever the skin is damaged or broken.

The healed skin can be lighter or darker than its surroundings and may have a  “raised” look. If left untreated, scars can take several months to fade or fully disappear, and some can even last forever! The following risk factors can impact surgical scars:

  • Tension on the wounds
  • Genetics
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Movement
  • Age
  • Location of surgery
  • Depth of incision
  • Smoking status
  • Health conditions

How to Prevent or Minimize Surgical Scars

You can do a few things to prevent the formation of surgical scars or at least minimize them. We recommend trying to do all of these during your healing period:

  • Stop smoking: smoking can slow down healing and cause scars to take longer to fade
  • Apply a silicone-based scar cream such as Biocorneum to the treatment area to help diminish the appearance of scars
  • Keep your incisions out of direct sunlight and wear a high SPF sunscreen when outside
  • Eat a balanced diet with lots of protein, and ensure that you are adequately hydrated
  • Use professional laser treatments to help fade away the appearance of scars (speak to our surgical team to discover if this option is right for you)

Being consistent with these methods can help reduce the appearance of scarring as your skin heals. When it comes to using professional tools, such as laser treatment, we can offer advice on whether it would benefit you, and which specific products to use.

How to Use Your Biocorneum Cream

We offer multiple treatments to help eliminate scars, with one of our most popular being Biocorneum silicone cream. This medical-grade product can gradually fade away scarring by hydrating the tissue and reducing collagen fiber production.

Silicone is one of the key ingredients in Biocorneum that is used to help minimize the appearance of scars. Post-surgery, you can begin using scar-fading cream once all the steri-strips or derma bond glue is off your incisions. Using this cream is simple: Biocorneum is simply applied directly to the affected area as needed.

Benefits of Biocorneum Cream

There is a reason we vouch for Biocorneum cream! It offers a variety of excellent benefits for our patients, including:

  • Contains SPF 30 sunscreen
  • Silky-smooth gel dries quickly
  • Feels like a second skin and is suitable for the face, chest, hands, and all areas exposed to the sun
  • You can layer additional SPF, makeup, and moisturizer on top of your Biocorneum cream and it is waterproof for up to 40 minutes
  • Reduces redness and discoloration
  • Softens and flattens keloid and hypertrophic scars

How Long Should I Use My Biocorneum Cream For?

You can begin using Biocorneum cream once the steri-strips or derma bond glue are removed from your incisions. You should continue consistent use for six months to one year following your treatment.

Contact Us For More Information on How to Minimize Surgical Scars with Skin Cream

Post-surgical wound care is one of the most essential steps for minimizing scars. Taking care of your skin and body by quitting smoking, hydrating yourself, wearing sunscreen, and using creams can help decrease surgical scarring, which we know is something that many patients are interested in.

For more information about how to reduce the appearance of your surgical scars with skin cream, contact North Texas Plastic Surgery. You can purchase your Biocorneum silicone scar-fading cream at one of our in-office surgical facilities or on our website.

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