What can I do if I have developed poor scarring?

There are a number of techniques that you can use to improve scarring and help it settle down and become less noticeable.

Generally, in the first instance I advise massage of the scar twice daily with Bio-Oil. If this fails to control or improve the scarring within 4 weeks then progress to the application of a silicon gel pad to the scar. The one I prefer is called CICA-CARE.

These pads should be applied 24 hours a day for 4 weeks and this is likely to significantly improve your scar. If this does not have equally controlled the scar the next stage is to perform small steroid injections within the scar itself. This can be repeated every 6 weeks until the scar has decreased its size and prominence.

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