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  • What should I do if I get blisters on my healed area?

    Gently disinfect the area with a disinfectant solution you can find in the first aid kit. Do not forcibly remove dry crusts as new skin forms underneath. Beware of infection.

  • Can I swim and bathe with scars?

    It is possible to swim with scars in both salt and fresh water. However, it is recommended to start at least one month after healing. After bathing, lubricate yourself.

  • Can I play sports with scars?

    We recommend playing sports with the exception of contact sports. The duration of sport activity is individual and depends on the patient’s condition and the type of sport performed.

  • The scar is a different colour than the surrounding skin. What should I do?

    Skin discolouration is part of the after-effects of an injury and persists for years after the injury. In people with dark skin, they can sometimes persist for life.

  • Can I sunbathe or expose myself to direct sunlight?

    A fresh scar must not be exposed to the sun. A minimum of two seasons without sun exposure is recommended. If possible, use UVA and UVAB protection factors greater than 30.

  • My scar is itchy, what should I do?

    The treatment of itching is multifactorial. We recommend mainly routine changes – dietary modification (no irritating foods), cotton underwear, more frequent ventilation of the room, minimising overheating and sweating, limiting bathing, showering with lukewarm water (no more than 35°C), using non-irritating soaps and cotton towel (dry yourself gently by patting the area without rubbing).

  • What is a hypertrophic scar?

    A hypertrophic scar is a deviation from normal scarring, where the scar is stiff and grows beyond the edge of the skin. Hypertrophic scars are typical in children. Hypertrophy diminishes over time and can be very well influenced by rehabilitation.

  • What is a keloid scar?

    A keloid scar is one of the pathological scarring reactions of the skin, but it is not always associated with trauma. Unlike a hypertrophic scar, the edges of a keloid scar overgrow the edge of the original skin lesion (injury) and the scar “grows”. Keloid scar healing has a high risk of recurrence and the success rate of local treatment is less compared to a hypertrophic one.