Scars have many causes – Mederma® always helps

Cuts, lacerations, burns, abrasions or minor surgery: injuries are part of everyday life. Most of these wounds are quickly forgotten, but sometimes they can lead to scar formation, leaving a visible mark on the skin. Mederma is the perfect choice for all everyday injuries to prevent visible scars.

Cuts and lacerations

Cuts cause scars


Cuts are caused by sharp, smooth objects, which can pass through all layers of the skin. Some cuts are superficial and heal quickly, but if they go deeper in the skin, a scar can form.



Lacerations cause scars


Lacerations are caused by blunt force, mainly on regions of the body where the skin lies directly on the bone, such as the skull, knee or shin.



The majority of cuts and lacerations are not severe. But when a deep wound occurs, unsightly scar formation should be prevented through adequate scar treatment.

Burns

Burns cause scars


Burns are often caused by direct contact with fire or hot objects (55%) and often affect children. Mild burns can be easily treated at home, but for more serious burns a doctor should be consulted.



Scalds cause scars


About 40% of burns are scalds, caused by hot liquids or steam.



Fortunately, most burns are mild, but they frequently involve larger areas of skin and can leave big scars if left untreated.

Abrasions

Abrasions cause scars


Abrasions are typical sports injuries and arise when the skin is scraped over rough surfaces. The wounds are often quite large, painful and moist, and can lead to unsightly scars, which generally heal quickly. Although abrasions are not dangerous, they should be properly cared for so that the skin can heal.



Surgery

Surgery causes scars


Whether out and about or at home – accidents happen. A broken arm or leg may need an operation and surgery is a major cause of scars.



Minor surgery also causes scars


Even minor surgery, e.g. the removal of birthmarks, moles or tattoos, may leave scars behind. These interventions are usually planned in advance so that patients have the opportunity to prepare themselves well for the care after surgery.



The diversity of injuries is reflected in the wide variety of scars. Some are barely visible and cause no discomfort, while others may itch or even be painful. But in all cases it is important to start treatment with Mederma early: as soon as the wound is closed or the stitches have been removed. Apply Mederma twice daily for at least 8 weeks on new scars and 3–6 months on older scars – for a hardly visible scar.

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