Cuts, scrapes and scars are a part of growing up. As parents, it’s important that we know how to treat wounds and scars in a timely manner, so as to minimise the appearance of childhood scars.
The first thing to understand is that cuts, scrapes and scars are not the same thing. Cuts, scrapes, burns or surgery result in wounds – and after these wounds heal, a scar may form as a result of the healing process.
This is where scar treatments can help to reduce the appearance of your child’s scar.
Commonly available scar treatments
Although scars cannot be completely removed, effective treatment can ensure that your child’s scars will be less visible. These are some of the more well-known treatments for healing scars.
For parents who prefer non-invasive scar treatment options, one of the most popular – and easily accessible – type of scar treatments are topical gels. Although the majority of such treatments are designed for adults, there are several treatments formulated with kids’ sensitive skin in mind, like Dermatix® Ultra Kids.
Dermatix® Ultra Kids features a quick drying formula that’s ideally suited for kids and infants as it reduces the risk of ingestion, and lets you put on moisturiser or sunblock soon after application. For more information on how you can flatten, lighten and soften4,5,6 your child’s scars with Dermatix® Ultra Kids, click here.
We hope this article fills you with confidence, knowing that while your child may get a few cuts, scarps and scars along the way – you’ll also be able to pick them back up with effective wound and scar care.