NewGel+ for Scars

NewGel+ for Scars Blog

  • How Wound Healing Works

    Scarring is the body’s response to trauma, such as a cut, burn, surgical incision, or even acne. While many people consider scars to be cosmetically unappealing, they are in fact part of the natural wound healing process. All NewGel+ products were developed with the wound healing process in mind to help your wound heal properly and safely, resulting in skin that is less likely to scar once healed. In this post, we want to share with you exactly how wound healing works, as well as how the wide variety of NewGel+ scar treatment products can help your unique scar needs. Continue reading

  • Why You Should Never Apply Lube to a Scar

    You’ve overcome the pain of your injury, whether that be from a surgery, accident, or other trauma that left your skin wounded. Unfortunately, your wound healed into a scar that is a constant reminder of the pain you had to go through. You desperately want to be rid of it, but you aren’t exactly sure how. If you’ve searched online, you’ve probably come across several forums and blogs all claiming that lube is the cheapest scar treatment you can find. But did you know that this is one of the worst things you can do for your scar? Read on to learn why you should never apply lube to a scar and what you should apply instead! Continue reading

  • 7 Things You Need if You've Scheduled a C-section

    If your doctor has decided in advance that you’ll need to deliver via C-section, there are several things you’ll need to plan to ensure that your baby’s birthday goes as smooth as possible. Keep reading to learn 7 things you need if you’ve schedule a C-section.

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  • Is Lemon Extract Harmful in Skincare Products?

    The use of lemon extract as a natural home remedy for common skin issues such as dark spots and scars is quite popular. Search online and you’ll find a plethora of information suggesting that lemon extract exhibits many skin benefits, such as brightening the complexion, exfoliating dead cells, and ridding the skin of acne scars.

    So why doesn’t everyone ditch all of the expensive skincare products and just dab a little lemon extract on their skin instead? Well, it turns out that the components that offer all of these benefits are the same ones that cause lemon extract to be harmful when applied topically. Keep reading to learn why lemon extract is harmful in skincare products and what you can use instead!

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  • Do You Have Self-Harm Scars? Here's How to Heal Them

    Self-harm scars are different than other types of scars. They represent a time in your life when you were depressed, angry, scared, lonely, or maybe even all of the above. Even though your intentions were to hurt yourself at the time, you may regret doing so now as you look back on it. You so badly want to forget about this awful time in your life, yet you have to face the scars from your self-harm every day.

    The good news is that self-harm scars do have one thing in common with other scars: the physiology behind how they form. Like any scar, self-harm scars form as the end result of the body’s wound healing process. As researchers are learning more and more about the intricacies of the body’s wound healing mechanisms, new products are being developed to prevent and treat scar formation. If you have self-harm scars, know that you aren’t alone. We want to provide you with information on how to heal your self-harm scars so that you can finally put those negative feelings in the past and feel confident in your body again!

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  • How to Minimize Scarring after Your Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

    Did you know that the Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body? In fact, it can sustain up to 12.5 times your bodyweight in certain running activities. Despite its strength, it is still possible for this tendon to tear, or rupture, either by movements that require sudden stretching or sprinting or due to chronic wear, such as with long distance running. An Achilles tendon rupture is one of the most common injuries of the foot and ankle.

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  • Are Silicones Unsafe for Topical Use?

    Did you know that over 50 percent of all new cosmetics introduced globally in the last 10 years contain at least one silicone? Even though silicones have been proven both safe and effective for cosmetic and medical purposes, rumors continue claiming they are unsafe for topical use. From cosmetic concerns to worries about the development of chronic diseases, myths about the apparent “dangers” of silicones have been perpetuated for quite some time. The origin of these myths is unclear, but could be because silicones aren’t necessarily “natural” ingredients, although they are derived from a natural source (sand). So, are silicones unsafe for topical use? Keep reading to find out!

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  • The Honest Truth about Mederma

    Mederma has been called the number one doctor and pharmacist-recommended scar care brand, but does science back up these claims? Research on the use of Mederma as a scar treatment is limited and controversial. Some studies show scar improvements after use of Mederma and others show neutral or even negative results. In this post, we’ve gathered facts from the literature in order to give you the honest truth about Mederma.

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  • What Are the Best Products for Scars?

    Scars can be painful, both physically and emotionally. Often the emotional impact of scarring can be more difficult to deal with than any type of physical discomfort. A scar follows you throughout your life, serving as a constant reminder of that painful injury, unfortunate accident, or difficult surgery. Scars can affect your self-esteem, causing you to feel less confident in your own body. Continue reading

  • What To Do About Open Heart Surgery Scars

    Open heart surgery is an operation that requires opening the chest wall to repair a fault in or damage to the heart muscle, its arteries or valves. These surgeries treat complications of ischemic heart disease via bypass surgery of blocked arteries, correct congenital heart disease, or treat other heart diseases such as endocarditis, mitral valve prolapse, and many more. It’s clear that open heart surgery is a major operation, which increases the risk of significant scarring. It may seem daunting to have to recover from such a major surgery and worry about how to manage scars afterwards. Which is why we’re explaining exactly what to do about open heart surgery scars so that you can focus on a safe and healthy recovery.

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