Scars are fibrous tissues that replace normal skin (or other tissue) after the normal tissues have been cut, torn or otherwise disrupted. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process.
Scar tissue is not the same as the tissues it replaces. It is tougher and often binds to the normal tissue around it, preventing motion and gliding of the soft tissues. A scar may be termed Hypertrophic or Keloid if it is unusually thick and raised.
Additional information can be found in our blogs Wound Healing and Scar Formation and Three Components of Scar Therapy.
Scars that adhere to underlying tissues often are tender and they may be deep red in color. The area around the scar may be firm to the touch. If scars are in the hand, it may be difficult to bend or straighten the fingers or wrist if scars prevent the tendons that move the fingers from gliding.
How a 3-Point Splint Can Help
The 3-Point Products’ Scar Rx Scar Management System includes three products that help soften and minimize scars.
The SkinSational is a massage tool that aides in loosening scars and mobilizing the soft tissues around the scar. The gentle rubber head is well tolerated for massage once the external scar has healed.
SacredEarth Botanicals massage lotion and oil are organic products specfically developed for scar massage and can be used with the Skinsational for a deep massage.
Gel Mate Silicone Gel Sheeting has been proven to help flatten and soften scars and reduce discoloration. The Gel Mate is self-adherent and easy to wear night and day between scar massage sessions.
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