What’s The Best Way To Reduce Scarring?

When it comes to avoiding being left with unsightly scarring from cuts, scrapes or even small surgical wounds, the old saying about prevention being better than cure definitely does apply. Prevention in this case refers to taking proper care of the wound as soon as possible, so complications that ultimately result in scarring don’t have a chance to develop. Here are some tips for how to properly care for your wound in order to avoid permanent scarring: The first thing to do is to clean the lesion out with cool water, remove any dirt, and wash around it with a mild soap and a washcloth. Avoid using anything harsh that contains alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on the wound because these will act as irritants and…

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June 27, 2016
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