In managing Scars, professionals often forget the contribution of inflammation to this process. The body responds to breaks in the skin by trying to close this wound as quickly as it can. Unfortunately, the body does not care what this scar looks like. Inflammation is the redness, swelling, heat & pain you get when the skin is broken. This causes an over-response by the body, which lays down collagen in the quickest way it can which, is inevitably ugly especially, if you are dark skinned

Well-established anti-inflammatory ingredients include:

  • Silicones-occludes & hydrates tissue
  • High strength Vitamin C (5-10%)
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Salicylic acid 2%-any more and it becomes keratolytic.
  • Retinoids
  • Rutin is a natural anti-histamine

The older scars, which have not yet contracted or shrunk, continue to show inflammation and can be managed using the above ingredients.

The best treatment of these scars is to use a topical formulation containing a combination of the above to settle the inflammation and discourage scarring.

Scar Repairex & Scar Repairex Ultra are two such products.

Scar Repairex is used in scars (up to 2 years) whereas Scar Repairex Ultra is designed for older scars and widespread damage e.g. Acne or Burns, & bad keloids.

*Results may vary in every individual.*

Shashi Gossain
Skincare Expert