Scar Prevention Tips Post Skin Cancer Removal

Mohs Surgery is a procedure used to remove cancerous cells from the skin. It involves cutting away the cancer, then slowly and methodically scrapping away the surrounding skin cells and examining them as layers are removed so to not damage the skin more than it needs to. This helps to minimize scarring by creating the […]

Wound Dressing & Ostomy Summer Sweat & Waterproofing Resources

Spending time outdoors in the summer will test the adhesives that hold your ostomy, wound dressings, tubes, and constant glucose monitoring devices. Increased activity and higher temperatures will create sweat, and that moisture can cause some adhesives to fail. Waterproof tapes can often times be overly aggressive and hurt the skin during removal. Hy-Tape is […]

Best Practices for Wound Care After Common Plastic Surgery

A WHITE PAPER ABOUT WOUND CARE POST PLASTIC SURGERY Data show that plastic surgery is increasingly popular in the United States, the current pandemic notwithstanding. Numerous factors have contributed to the rise in popularity of plastic surgery, including the fact that the cost has decreased at the same time as plastic surgeons’ technological expertise has increased. A variety of […]

A Summer with Wounds and Scars Can Still Be Fun

Outdoor fun is calling—this summer more than most. But people with healing or chronic wounds may think they can’t enjoy the outdoors like they once did. While you do need to take some precautions, you do not have to postpone summer because of a skin wound. Can I swim with a wound? It depends on […]

Brachioplasty – Minimize Arm Lift Scars

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arm. Skin in this area sags with age (i.e. senile elastosis) despite diet, strength training, or toning exercises. Thus, the arm lift has long been a popular cosmetic surgical procedure among older individuals, especially women. […]

Hy-Tape for Wound Care and Scar Management

Scars represent the visible remnants of physical trauma, injury, burns, or surgery. Scar formation occurs during the last phase of wound healing, the remodeling phase. This may be a particularly apprehensive time for the patient, who may experience pain, tightness, or pruritus or may be concerned about the appearance of the healed wound. The formation of scars can take up […]

A Moms Review After Her Daughters Life Changing Surgery

At Hy-Tape we make a point to consistently follow up with our customers. We create new products, change what we have, and learn from the feedback we receive. The email/review below came from an exasperated Mom whose daughter had endured a very difficult issue and post surgical recovery with her spine. With her permission we […]

Minimizing Breast Reduction Surgery Scars

Excessively large breasts are a real problem Women with overly large breasts face daily struggles that most people do not fully appreciate. This condition, which doctors call macromastia, can cause a number of troubling symptoms. Women with large breasts often experience chronic pain in the breast, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Large breasts can interfere […]

Relief & Care for Hypertrophic & Keloid Scars

Skin injuries can heal in the number of ways. Under the best of circumstances, the skin fully closes and heals, leaving a barely noticeable line in the skin. Some scars may appear as skin discoloration, or they may leave depressions in the skin. For the most part, these types of scars can be treated topical […]

Care for Thyroid Surgery Scars

Surgery to remove a thyroid tumor can be a life-saving surgery. Unfortunately, the thyroid gland is in the front of the neck, so the incision that a surgeon makes to remove the thyroid gland can leave a noticeable and sometimes unsightly scar. Fortunately, there are steps you can take—starting the day of thyroid surgery—to minimize […]