Various factors influence scar formation but Mederma® always helps

Scarring is an individual process, which not only depends on size and depth of the wound, but is also influenced by other factors.

Age

The older a person is, the slower the skin heals, increasing the likelihood of scars. But also between the age of 10 and 30, an overproduction of connective tissue can lead to the development of larger scars.

Skin type

In general, people with dark or very light skin are more susceptible to noticeable scarring. Hereditary factors also play a role in the healing of the wound.

Hormones

Pregnant women and teenagers, who have an altered hormone balance, are more inclined to scarring.

Location of the scar

Scars are more likely to form on body areas where the skin is under tension such as at the joints or shoulders.

Complications in wound healing

Infections as well as chronic inflammation (e.g. acne) increase the risk of scarring.

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