Topical Agents for Scar Removal

The presence of a scar would imply that a person had a previous wound that was already healed. Probably, the wound was a little deeper than the usual therefore a scar tissue was present after it healed fully.

In some instances, after a wound has healed, the scar it formed may become permanent or not depending on the type and depth of the wound. If the wound is just superficial, the scar that will be formed after healing could disappear in a couple of days.

However, if the wound is deep and relatively bigger, it could cause a bigger scar formation and the scar could remain permanently in the person’s life.

In the past, there were no products that could help remove a scar. That is why in the past, men who have acquired scars from battles and any other ways, would be very proud of the scar because it was their “battle sign” and the indication that they have gone through a great battle.

But in the present, even men would want to have their scars removed because it is already distracting and that it does not look good on the skin.

Good thing also that currently, there have been many ways on how to remove a scar and these are the following:

  • Topical Agents

Cream for handsThe most common method of removing a scar is through the use of pharmacologic topical agents that can be applied directly on the scar tissue. These topical agents usually come in the form of creams and lotions that is why their application on the scar is easy and the effect is direct.

The only downside to this type of scar removal treatment is that it has many limitations. First, this will only apply to scars that have been formed recently therefore the old scars that may have been present in the person’s life for years could not be easily removed.

And second, it would take a long time before these topical agents would work but rest assured, they will.

How do these topical agents work?

The basic mechanism of these topical agents is through the enhanced growth and multiplication of the epithelial skin cells.

When the scar is found only on the epidermal or the upper portion of the skin, by enhancing skin cell division, the upper portion can be easily shed off and be replaced by a new skin layer.

The normal epithelial skin cell cycle is at 30 days but with these topical agents, they could increase its speed as much as two times!

How can I know if these topical agents are effective?

Many of the scar removal topical agents are being advertised in the internet therefore through this media, one can easily browse through the many reviews of a certain product to know whether or not is it effective.

The reviews will also mention if there are any harmful side effects or contraindications of that certain drug. But to be safer, one could always consult an expert on which among the many products of scar removals one could purchase.