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Wound & Scar Therapy

Compounding Services - Wound & Scar Therapy

Common Wounds and Types of Scars

As a natural process of healing, scars occur after the body sustains an injury. The nature of the scar – its size and its appearance – will depend on its location on the body and how it happened. Other patient factors, such as genetics, ethnicity, and age, can affect scar formation and healing time.

The common pattern between scars is that they affect people of all ages, and they never completely fade. Simultaneously, they can be treated with medication to change their size and minimize the intrusiveness of their appearance.

Compounded medication can help treat several different types of scars. Some of the most common types of scars that require treatment include:

Keloids

A keloid scar is large, often reddish in appearance, and results from an overproduction of collagen. It’s usually raised and grow outside of the area where the wound initially occurred. Depending on their size and location, they can be painful in addition to affecting a patient’s movement.

Burn (Contracture) Scars

Some patients report that the healing process is one of the toughest instances of suffering a burn. The scars that form after a burn can cause tightness and discomfort; they can even affect a patient’s ability to move. Depending on the degree of the burn, the scars can also impede the underlying muscle and nerve structures.

Acne Scars

Hormone imbalances and highly processed foods, high consumption of meats and dairy can cause individuals to incur acne well into their 30s and beyond. As our skin loses elasticity, it also loses its ability to heal efficiently, making scars and hyperpigmentation more common. Acne scars rarely hurt, but often cause embarrassment.

Surgical Scars

A key, or even minor, surgery can leave scars with the site of incision apparent. Sometimes, the incision may leave imprints from staples, if used. Surgical scars generally concave slightly and can lead to embarrassment or self-consciousness.

Reasons to consider Compounding Wound and Scar

The healing process for scars differs from people to people, as well as the nature of the injury itself. A surgical scar, for example, generally heals faster because your skin has been bonded to aid in healing. Deeper and more expansive injuries, such as scars from injuries, take longer to heal.

Many people turn to over the counter remedies to heal scars. While they may seem promising, they actually do little to diminish the appearance of a scar once the healing process is complete. Over the counter creams generally produced to appeal to the masses. As such, they will not be formulated to address your specific needs, or even the type of scar you have.

During the healing process, it is important to follow a physician’s orders and keep the wound clean. However, once the healing process is complete and you want to diminish the appearance of a healed scar, compounding medications can help.

Custom Medication for Scars and Wounds

Vivmeds Pharmacy offers wound care and scar healing solutions for numerous problems, including acne, burns, and surgical scars. If you want to know if compounding is right for you, take this order form with you to your next doctor’s appointment and ask your health care provider if compounding medications are right for you.

Contact us at Vivmeds Pharmacy at 940-226-4849 to speak with a Pharmacy representative.

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