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Improving The Appearance Of Scars

Dermaoil helps improve the appearance of all scar types. It is also highly effective in helping to maintain the elasticity of scar tissue on joints and other high-mobility areas.

Application

For old scars, massage Dermaoil in a circular motion on the scar and surrounding skin area, twice a day, for a minimum of 3 months. On younger scars, Dermaoil should be applied only once the wound has healed, and should never be used on broken skin. Younger scars have a better chance of improvement within a shorter period of time, nonetheless, but older scars can also benefit from the regular use of Dermaoil. Scars are necessary for injured skin to heal. They develop from an imbalance in the production of collagen at the wound site. Scars undergo numerous changes as they develop, but they are permanent. Dermaoil is specifically formulated to help improve the appearance of scars.

The Development Of A Scar Has 4 Phases

  1. Haemostatic phase: This first phase begins instantly after injury and lasts a few hours, as the affected skin attempts to restore its normal state by restricting blood vessels to control bleeding. The injured cells release thromboplastin, which activates clotting and allows the healing process to begin.
  2. Inflammatory phaseThis is where there is visible skin redness & swelling that appears for 3 or 4 days. It is a visible indicator of the body’s immune response as white blood cells cleanse the wound of any debris and/or bacteria.
  3. Proliferative phaseThis begins around day 3 and continues for about 3 weeks. Here three different processes occur at the same time to close and bind the wound:
    • Granulization - cells called fibroblasts create collagen to fill the wound
    • Ephithelialization - a layer of skin is provided to cover the wound
    • Wound contraction – the wound is pulled together in an attempt to minimise the defect
  4. Maturation phase:This ‘remodelling’ phase begins around day 21, and may continue for approximately 2 years. Collagen fibers are re-arranged according to the stresses placed on the area, determining the final nature of the scar. Scar tissue generally exhibits only 70-80% of the tensile strength of normal skin.
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