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 […]

Minimizing & Protecting Your Melanoma Scar from the Sun

There are two types of skin cancer, nonmelanoma and melanoma. nonmelanoma is skin cancer that forms in the lower part of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) or in squamous cells, but not in melanocytes (skin cells that make pigment). Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer. It is more likely to […]

Scar Protection and the Outdoors

Scar tissue is thin, under stress, and requires extra attention. While skin is healing, it becomes a lot more sensitive to the harmful effects of the suns ultraviolet rays. That is why it is important to take precautions and be diligent with care while healing. The sun is one of the leading causes of scars […]