Scar Facts

If you, or someone you know, has a scar you’re probably only too aware how distressing and disfiguring it can be, and just how seriously a scar can undermine self-confidence.

Any scar, regardless of its size or location, can be perceived as a personal problem. Some may learn to accept their scar, but many never forget it. It is widely accepted by psychologists that proactively treating to reduce the visibility of a scar can actually help boost self-esteem.

Most people are unaware that there are treatments available to improve the appearance of scars, both established and new. Topical silicone gel is a new and painless method for treating scars.[1]

Problems with scars

Scars may take many months to flatten and fade after injury, but problematic scars may have the following effects:

  • Grow bigger
  • Remain red/dark and raised without fading
  • Cause discomfort, itching or pain
  • Restrict the movement of a joint
  • Cause distress because of appearance


[1] English Et al. Dermatol Surg 1999;25:631-638

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