All children are likely to sustain an injury at some point and most parents are worried about it leaving a mark. Find out what you can do to minimize potential scarring.
Find out what you can do to minimize potential scarring.
- Scar treatments should never be applied to an open wound.
- Treating scars early can help reduce their appearance.
- Keeping the skin moisturized can assist the healing process along.
In this article:
- How children get scars
- Scar treatment options for kids
Kids love exploring the world and sometimes they don’t quite know where or how to stop – a fall is often the consequence, sometimes with scrapes or cuts. When the body heals the wound a crusty scab usually forms to protect the wound and let the skin heal underneath.
A scar is nothing more than the mark left by a healed wound. While most scars are the results of falls and other small accidents, others might be caused by major incidents or surgery.
Each scar has its unique story – for some people scars are special, a sign of victory or bravery, but not everyone likes to show off their scars. And as a parent you naturally will be worried about your child’s scarring.
That’s why it’s always advisable to assist the healing process with a proper treatment in order to help prevent scarring or to help fade scars.