By: Dr. Cassandra Ceccarelli ND

A scar is the body’s way of healing and/or replacing lost or damaged skin. A collection of cells and collagen cover the injury site allowing it to heal. In healthy tissue, collagen is neatly organized allowing tissue to keep its strength and integrity, with injury, collagen fibers are laid down haphazardly often creating pull and tension in the tissue. Scar tissue can also attach to bone, muscle, nerves, and other tissue which can lead to the physical issues many people with scars experience such as pain, and restricted movement. Even if the scar isn’t causing physical distress, its physical appearance can sometimes be the cause of great emotional distress. There is a lot that can be done to help change the appearance and sensation of a scar, here are our top five scar healing strategies:

1. Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy

  • The micro-current relaxes and releases the thickened scar tissue and adhesions. Treatment can help accelerate the healing process, decrease pain, numbness, and as well as reduce any tightness sensation at the scar. It can also help reduce the appearance of scars. It works incredibly well to resolve the various symptoms one may experience with a scar.

2. Gentle Massage

  • This helps to stop scar tissue from building up and also helps to break down adhesions that may have formed. Scar tissue build-up & adhesions decrease the flexibility of the skin & restrict movement.

3. Topical Vitamin E

  • This helps to keep the skin moisturized as well as supports the production of collagen.

4. Silicon Strips

  • These help to reduce the appearance of existing scars, and prevent thicker, raised ones from forming.

5. A Healthy & Well Balanced Diet

  • Eating a well-balanced diet provides our body with the proper nutrients for efficient scar healing and remodeling.
  • Inflammatory foods can lead to a delay in scar healing.

6. Sunblock

  • This is important if the scar is in an area exposed to the sun.
  • UV light exposure can impair collagen production and can enhance the appearance of a scar.
– Dr. Cassandra Ceccarelli ND

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