A scar is an assembly of fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue after an injury. It is a normal part of the biological healing process of skin and other tissues. Scar tissue is largely composed of the protein collagen, which is produced by cells called fibroblasts. Scar tissue is less elastic than normal skin tissue and is absent of hair follicles and sweat glands.
What causes scars?
Scars form as a result of damage to the dermis layer of the skin. This can be due to injuries (including burns), certain diseases (such as acne), or surgeries.
What are the different types of scars?
Scars are generally categorized as being hypertrophic, keloid or atrophic. Hypertrophic scars result from the overproduction of collagen, resulting in the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin. A keloid scar is a more serious form of excessive scarring in which the scar resembles a large bump or mass. Keloid scars tend to occur more often in dark-skinned individuals and can be itchy or painful, as well as disfiguring. Atrophic scars are scars in which the underlying tissues supporting the skin (such as fat and muscle) are lost. These scars appear sunken or pitted and are often associated with conditions such as acne or chickenpox. Stretch marks (striae) are also considered to be a form of scarring and result from conditions in which there is rapid stretching of the skin, such as during pregnancy or significant weight gain.
What are the different scar treatment options available?
Treatment options include topical ointments/creams, chemical peels, steroid injections, filler injections, radiotherapy, laser therapy, cryosurgery, dermabrasion/microdermabrasion, microneedling and surgery. Treatment recommendations generally depend on the type of scar, location of the scar, severity and individual preference/ability to tolerate. Treatment options all have their own inherent risks, benefits and side effects, often making the choice between therapies difficult.
Why choose Svedana Labs Scar Defense with PRXi + EGCg?
Svedana Labs Scar Defense with PRXi + EGCg has been scientifically formulated to both help reduce scar formation and help treat already formed scars. Our perfected blend of ingredients helps reduce the appearance of all types of scars, including atrophic, hypertrophic, keloid, striae (stretch marks) and burn scars. Each ingredient has its own specific mechanism of action that aids in scar reduction, and when combined, they work synergistically to fight scars. Benefits stem from the soothing, protective, anti-scarring, anti-inflammatory, anti-pigmentation, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of our ingredients, among others. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, injections and surgeries can be expensive, painful and require a recovery period. Svedana Labs Scar Defense with PRXi + EGCg is painless, convenient, easy to use, shipped straight to your door…and most importantly- IT WORKS!!!
What are the instructions for use of Svedana Labs Scar Defense with PRXi + EGCg?
Apply thin layer to affected areas 3 times per day. For old scars, begin applying immediately. For new wounds, apply only after top layer of skin has healed (do not apply to open wound) and sutures or staples (if placed) have been removed. Use for a minimum of 90 days, but for maximal results, continue use until you are no longer seeing improvement.