Few people are lucky enough to have no scars on their skin. A lot of times, due to little or poor wound care, the healing process takes longer, it’s arduous, and your skin is left with visible, unaesthetic marks.
It is important that you know that the healing process differs from person to person, and wounds themselves heal differently as well. Oftentimes we can’t prevent scars, as they are the result of a normal healing process in the skin. It all depends on what type of skin you have, as well as the magnitude and depth of the wound.
But we can interfere in making them as aesthetic as possible, and thereby, less noticeable. If the wound is considerably severe, go to a medical center. Immediate action is vitally important for preventing infections in your injury.
If your wound becomes infected, the scars could be much worse. So take a look at the tips mentioned in this article so you can cure wounds efficiently and prevent scars.
- Wound cleanliness is essential. After bandaging your wound with a clean towel and once it’s done bleeding, clean the wound. Make sure your hands are clean, of course, and use a disinfectant made for these purposes, which can be found at any pharmacy. If you don’t have any disinfectant, you can prepare your own by using water and a gentle soap, never use alcohol on a wound.
- Dry the wound with a dry bandage, gently tapping it. Avoid using cotton because it will leave behind small pieces stuck to the wound, which will hinder healing.
- Do not expose your wound to sunlight while it is healing. Cover your wound with a bandage, neither too tight nor too loose. You want to protect your wound from any possible infections by coming into direct contact with the environment. Make sure to change it every day. If you notice that your bandage is moist, change it then as well.
- It would be a good idea to gently massage in a circular motion around the wound, which will increase blood flow to the area. This will allow beneficial substances to reach the area, accelerating the healing process.
- When a scab forms do not pick it. This could cause a more noticeable scar, so let them fall of on their own.
- Rose hip oil is very useful for the healing process. Apply it on the wound every day. Be consistent if you want to see results.
- You can also find a wide variety of healing creams in pharmacies, which could also be greatly helpful.
- Diet also plays an important role in proper wound healing. If your diet is deficient, you won’t have the necessary nutrients for the healing process.
Remember, these recommendations are only useful for minor situations. If you have a deep or serious wound, or if the bleeding doesn’t stop for several minutes, do not waste any time in going to a medical facility.
Another important clarification is that small wounds may not leave any scar, but it all depends on your skin type. Some people simply have a more difficult healing process, whether the wound is minor or not.
The aforementioned care will not only help prevent noticeable scars, but it will also help prevent any possible infections in your wound. The longer a wound takes to heal, the more visible the mark.
If you have any questions, see a professional. Today there are a lot of ways in which to lessen skin marks. If you already have older scars, you can find solutions for them to make them less bothersome.
Surgery can also be used in some cases, to create a new scar that, with better care, heals better.