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Wound Care and Scar Management

Wound Care and Scar Management
 

Scars are the visible remnants of physical trauma, injury, burns, or surgery. They form during the last phase of wound healing and can range from subtle to hypertrophied or keloid. Although scarred skin does not completely revert to its former condition, many care techniques can minimize the appearance of scars and ease the patient’s pain or discomfort.

Effective scar management strategies include protecting scarred skin from the elements and applying ointments or gels to control bioburden and provide moisture. Some patients require more advanced modalities, such as cryosurgery or radiation therapy. Strong, secure, gentle, and waterproof Hy-Tape adhesives are ideally suited to the protection of vulnerable skin for wound healing and scar management.

Wound care professionals will appreciate this useful guide, which provides an overview of the healing process as it relates to scar formation, describes scar types and predisposing factors, and explains how specific therapeutic techniques can optimize scar healing in your wound care patients.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Phases of the healing process
Mechanism of scar formation
Types of scars
Factors affecting scar formation
Scar management strategies
Hy-Tape adhesives in wound care and scar management

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

Scars are the visible remnants of physical trauma, injury, burns, or surgery. They form during the last phase of wound healing and can range from subtle to hypertrophied or keloid. Although scarred skin does not completely revert to its former condition, many care techniques can minimize the appearance of scars and ease the patient’s pain or discomfort.

Effective scar management strategies include protecting scarred skin from the elements and applying ointments or gels to control bioburden and provide moisture. Some patients require more advanced modalities, such as cryosurgery or radiation therapy. Strong, secure, gentle, and waterproof Hy-Tape adhesives are ideally suited to the protection of vulnerable skin for wound healing and scar management.

Wound care professionals will appreciate this useful guide, which provides an overview of the healing process as it relates to scar formation, describes scar types and predisposing factors, and explains how specific therapeutic techniques can optimize scar healing in your wound care patients.

This white paper covers the following topics:

Phases of the healing process
Mechanism of scar formation
Types of scars
Factors affecting scar formation
Scar management strategies
Hy-Tape adhesives in wound care and scar management

This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.

Sponsored by Hy-Tape International

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