Minimizing the appearance of scars through various scar management techniques can be very successful. The use of silicone gels, creams, serums, and skin brightening agents can be combined with laser and light therapies to either prevent the development of significant scars or to reduce the appearance of scars. We often treat women and men who have had cosmetic surgery at other practices that don’t offer the range of scar management services available at Visage.
Gels, Creams, and Serums
Topical scar management treatments each serve a specific purpose. Dr. DuPéré uses these medical-grade products to help incisions heal quickly without the development of noticeable scars. These treatments can also reduce the appearance of scars that have already developed.
These scar treatment products include:
Scar Recovery Gel by SkinMedica: This gel includes a material called Centelline™, made with an herbal extract and antioxidant that helps soften, smooth, and minimize the appearance of scars. Combined with silicone, which is well-known for its effectiveness in preventing raised scars, this gel is clinically proven to address multiple phases of scar formation and dramatically improve the healing process.
Crème Dermo-RL Corps by Biologique Recherche: This all-purpose cream moisturizes, improves the skin’s self-defense system by keeping skin hydrated, and promotes restorative properties. It contains various natural products, including hyaluronic acid, blackcurrant butter, raspberry, and rosemary to provide an instant feeling of comfort and protection.
Crème R-Stria by Biologique Recherche – R stands for RED: This soothing cream decreases inflammation and helps reconstruct dermal fibers. It also helps prevent the formation of atrophic, thin, and depressed scars. It alleviates fresh pink and red scars and prevents the formation of excessive scarring by decreasing inflammation.
Crème Réparatrice (repair cream) by Biologique Recherche: This pearly white cream firms and tones your skin and is an excellent post-operative treatment. It uses glycoproteins and natural amino acids to revitalize the skin and hop extract to moisturize. This product helps minimize signs of aging by improving the skin’s elasticity and restores its firmness for areas such as the neck, décolleté, stomach, inner arms, or thighs.
Serum Matriciel by Biologique Recherche: This serum is customized for use on the face or body to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness. It protects, plumps, and moisturizes, which makes it ideal as a post-procedure treatment. The serum for the face uses more than 10 active ingredients to both help tighten the skin and restore volume to facial hollows.
Intralesional steroid injections: This is reserved for true, raised, thick keloid scars, a genetic condition affecting fewer than 1% of our patients.