As soon as surgery is complete your body will automatically start healing. Blood vessels will move blood, oxygen, collagen and other proteins to the area around the scar to bond the incision edges together. During this process the scar area may redden and become thicker. About 2 months later (sometimes longer) the new in-growth of blood vessels stops and an intricate messaging system allows the scar edges to begin to ‘pull back’. After some time the scar changes from bright red
(‘immature scar’), to pink and eventually fades into a feint white line. In time the scar becomes less thick and starts to soften and flatten out. Scars heal differently according to various factors like:
Where the scar is positioned on the body
What age the patient is
Whether they smoke or not
If they have disease conditions like diabetes or skin disorders
The movement surrounding the scar
Dr. Jedeikin explains every step of the healing process and the precise protocol to achieve the best results. He also gives special instructions for sensitive or delicate areas like eyelids which require extra attention. Here are some of the methods used to guarantee superior recovery:
TAPE: Taping scars for a period of 6-12 weeks provides good hydration and enhances healing.
MASSAGE: Daily massage using Surgeons Choice Tissue Oil® directly onto the tape provides improved hydration and pressure that helps with recovery.
OIL: Surgeons Choice Tissue Oil ® is specially formulated with pure, high quality aromatic oils with active anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
SILICONE SHEETING/GEL: Using silicone sheeting and gel also provides important hydration.
IMMOBILISATION: Protecting the scar and keeping it immobile gives it a chance to heal.