Scars always occur when the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, is cut and the injury extends to the dermis. Since our body is unable to replace the destroyed, highly specialized tissue, the wound is “repaired” with connective tissue. As a result, the wound develops into a scar, which does not have a good blood circulation, is often uneven and less elastic, and may vary in colour. Learn more in our dedicated scars article.
What are scars?
Types of scars
Keloids are scars which emerge after a couple of months spread beyond the original wound area as a result of excessive, surplus production of connective tissue fibres.
Atrophic scars lie below the surrounding skin tissue level and are mainly due to a reduced number of collagenous fibres within the original wound. For more info, click here.
What is it?
How does it work?
Elastoplast Scar Reducer is an effective treatment that helps to reduce the visibility of hypertrophic scars and keloids. Clinical studies prove its support in the remodelling process of scar tissue*. The polyurethane raises the temperature and blood circulation in the tissue, activating the body’s metabolism and supporting the restructuring of connective tissue. First results of paler, smoother scars become visible after 3-4 weeks with significant success expected after 8 weeks of continuous treatment.
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Schmidt, A. et al., Treating. Journal of Wound Care 2001;10(5):149-153
Wigger-Alberti W et al., Journal of Wound Care 2009; 18(5):208-14