17 April 2013

Cream and syringeScars and blemishes can be unsightly and embarrassing for those who have them on their skin, but there are solutions to the problem, as one expert has explained. Speaking to the website Get Healthy, Dr David Robinson of Indiana Plastic Surgery discussed scar revision and how the marks can be remodelled or camouflaged to help improve the function of the skin.As well as surgical treatments, Dr Robinson noted there are non-invasive procedures that can be very effective at minimising the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion, injection treatments and laser scar removal can all work well, he noted, with the best candidates being non-smokers, as their skin usually heals quicker than those with the habit. There are also creams and lotions for addressing scars. Some are available over the counter but the best usually are prescription or medical care skin creams, Dr Robinson stated. One of the creams that can be particularly effective is coconut oil, as it contains vitamin E, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties to make the skin suppler and reduce the appearance of scars. Jojoba oil can also be effective, Renee Kimberling of Healing Arts Centre in Valparaiso added. Read the full story here: