Scars are common occurrences after a cosmetic operation. While no one wants to have scars, people have to deal with them if they are to achieve the body shape and breast of their dreams. Having realized that scars are inevitable, it is upon surgeons to carry out surgery and close an incision with attention to detail. Even so, patients play an important role in ensuring that their scars remain cosmetically attractive. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar shares some great tips on taking care of scars.
- Avoid Direct Sunshine
The sun’s rays can cause scar discoloration and permanent skin damage. Even in small amounts, the rays can be unsafe. If you can’t stay indoors, ensure you cover the scar with a bandage or silicon strip to protect it from the sun.
- Be watchful of what you apply on the scar
Most commonly used skin applications cause harm to the skin. Hydrogen peroxide may delay healing, excess antibiotics may cause inflammation and allergic reactions that discolor scars.
- Silicone strips are the best option
Not only does a silicone strip protect the scar from direct sunshine, but also puts pressure on the incision, helping it to mature quicker. The silicone stimulates fibroblasts that in turn remodel the collagen around the scar, thus, making it less visible and thin.
About Dr. Sameer Jejurikar
Dr. Jejurikar is a certified surgeon and an active member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. He is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic operations on the body, face, nose, and eyes.
Dr. Sameer has acquired extensive training and has developed a knack in the art of surgery, and he’s focused on offering help to patients who want to reach their goals. He is passionate, warm, and sensitive; perhaps the reason why he has mastery in cosmetic operations and an array of patients ready to vouch for him.
Find out more about Sameer Jejurikar: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-jejurikar