Many people injure themselves in a way that leaves a scar. Scarring is normal for the skin and is just a sign of trauma and skin trying to repair itself. However, if you have an injury in a place that is highly visible you might be worried about scarring and what it will look like. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to help the scar look less noticeable and visible. Here are some tips.
1. Keep The Injury Moist
One of the most important things when letting an injury heal is keeping it moist. The moisture will help the skin to have the nutrients that it needs to heal the area quickly and with the most normal looking skin. It is when the skin is dry that it has to improvise and that is what makes it look malformed and unhealthy. For this reason, you should keep Vaseline on the injury for days afterwards. It might even take weeks, depending on the site of the injury.
2. Use Sunscreen and Keep It Out Of The Sun
Another problem that people have is sun exposure. If you have newly formed skin from an injury that has recently healed the skin will be very sensitive to the sun. In fact, if there is a lot of sun exposure to the area it will make the scar more noticeable. You should be careful about sun exposure for about a year after the scar has formed. You should never go outside without sunscreen on the site or without having it covered with clothing or a hat.
3. Use A Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist
If you have an injury that is at a place that is very visible, like on the face, you should go to a plastic surgery to get the stitches put in. The more skilled the doctor the better the scar will look. If the scar is at a place that is not visible, like on the leg, you may not care, but if you will have the scar for the rest of your life, investing in a plastic surgeon or dermatologist right when you need initial treatment it can prevent years of problems.
4. Get Scar Treatment
If you have a scar already and now need to make is look less noticeable, consider going to a dermatologist to get scar treatment. They can help to treat the skin to make it look more like normal skin.
By understanding these things you can prevent scarring.