DermaFix Cosmeceutical Products assisting the improvement of scar-tissue
Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that replace and restore normal tissue continuity after injury. A scar results as a natural part of wound healing in the skin and other tissue within the body. With the exception of very minor lesions, most wounds will result in some degree of scarring.
In order to understand how a scar, and scar-tissue, is formed, we need to look at the process of wound healing and its 3 different phases namely;
1: Inflammatory Phase:
This phase occurs between days 1-5 after injury has taken place. The injury site appears swollen, red, hot and sensitive to the touch. This is due to the movement of fluid and blood into the wound site, bringing with white blood cells to remove bacteria thereby cleaning the area. The presence of blood triggers the release of signalling molecules known as growth factors, this initiates the second phase of wound healing, the proliferative phase.
2: Proliferative and Fibroblastic Phase:
The second phase begins from days 5-28 and occurs when growth factors signal fibroblast cells to accumulate in the wound site. Fibroblasts lay down the foundation for collagen production and begin to produce collagen.
3: Wound Remodelling:
This is the last phase of wound healing and can take up to 6 months to complete depending on the extent of injury. This phase occurs when the collagen in the proliferative phase is rearranged, cross-linked and aligned along tension lines to form scar tissue. Redness is reduced and the new tissue begins to stabilize.
During the phases of wound healing the normal tissues can be replaced with fibrous tissue. Scar tissue is composed of the same collagen as the tissue that it replaces, but the fibre composition is different. In scar tissue, the collagen cross-links and clumps together to form a pronounced lesion in a single direction rather than the normal ‘basket-weave’ formation that is noted in healthy collagen development.
Different types of scarring can occur as follows;
Hypertrophic Scarring: This occurs when the body overproduces collagen as a result of infection or re-injury to the wound site, causing the scar to be raised above the surrounding skin.
Keloid Scarring: A more serious form of hypertrophic scarring, keloids can grow into large, tumorous (although benign) lesions. This scarring is different from Hypertrophic Scarring as the raised lesions extends beyond the borders of the original wound site.
The improvement of scarring can be difficult if left for an extended period of time after the injury has occurred. The more recent the scarred tissue has formed the easier it is to improve. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care have various modalities to assist in the improvement of old and new scars;
DermaFix MT Microneedling rollers come in both homecare and professional length needles. It is always recommended to have professional treatments alongside homecare support rollers. The homecare rollers range from a 0.2mm roller for facial use, or a 0.5mm roller for body use. These fine needles located on the rollers create micro-channels to help with product penetration for improved results. Professional MT Microneedling protocols may be recommended for additional collagen induction benefits.
This is a rich emollient based product that combines the healing abilities of Copper Peptide with a series of clinically proven active dermaceutical ingredients to boost your natural Collagen and Elastin production. The inclusion of Wild Soybean Oil assists in the normal ‘basket-weave’ formation of collagen fibres thereby promoting even textured skin healing. Another key benefit of MD Prescriptives Intensive Scar Repair is that it minimises the risk of infection in the wound site thereby decreasing the risk of Hypertrophic and Keloid Scarring.
Copper Peptide, which is a key ingredient in DermaFix ACC Copper, has intensive wound healing benefits with the ability to soothe inflammation whilst activating stem cells to assist with the production of collagen and elastin.
DermaFix SND Corrector consists of active ingredients to aid in the production of collagen and elastin in combination with Vitamin A Propionate that promotes the improvement of scar tissue, elasticity and skin discolourations around the healed wound site.
Other support products can include;
- DermaFix DermaBright – helping to lift off damage through skin resurfacing
- DermaFix Argan Oil – helps to keep the skin supple and provides anti-inflammatory benefits
- DermaFix Skin ResQ –penetrates the skin, stimulating the proliferation of elastin and collagen fibers
For further details on the above mentioned DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care Products for scar improvement and prevention, contact us directly on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za.