Cosmetic surgery can pose a conundrum. You want to have it done–you may even feel like you need to have it done. But in a perfect world, no one would know you’d ever set foot in a doctor’s office. Your enhancement would look 100% natural. And that means no scars.
The first step, of course, is to find a board-certified plastic surgeon whose patients look like they were born with their augmented physiques. Dr. Barrett is widely known as The Natural Plastic Surgeon–and his after-photos are proof the title is well-deserved.
But what about scar management? Even the most modern surgical advancements in the hands of a talented doctor won’t erase a patient’s worry that their scars will give them away. Luckily there’s a product on the market that has quickly become our #1 go-to for all our patients at Barrett Plastic Surgery: Skinuva® Scar.
What is Skinuva® Scar?
Simply put, Skinuva® Scar is the most advanced topical scar therapy on the market. Using selective growth factors within a silicone cream matrix, Skinuva® Scar helps minimize scars nearly two-times better than regular silicone cream. Skinuva® Scar is safe for all skin types and is free of color additives, fragrances, dyes and parabens.
A Better Solution
Since the introduction of silicone cream in the late ‘90s, there have been limited advancements in topical scar therapy. Surgical procedures have improved in ways that minimize scarring, but Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Zoumalan, knew he could do better. He dedicated several years to researching wound-healing and other skin issues to see if a more promising solution was out there, and together with his team of researchers, he found it.
Incredibly, clinical trials of Skinuva show an improvement in the appearance of scars by up to 70%, which is great news for anyone considering going under the knife. Best yet, the product attacks the problem from all angles, improving redness, pigmentation and scar thickness all at the same time.
What Are Growth Factors?
Scientists are fascinated by the fact that fetuses heal without scars while in utero. This occurs due to a complex upregulation and downregulation of specific growth factors–the proteins that stimulate cell growth and survival and regulate inflammation and tissue repair. Using this knowledge, a team of scientists, clinicians, stem cell experts and chemists came together to create the only scar cream in the industry to capitalize on this biological superpower.
What Other Ingredients are in Skinuva® Scar?
In addition to the growth factors and a base of silicone cream, the Skinuva® Scar formulation includes all-natural ingredients like aloe, Centella Asiatica, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Each of these elements alone has a beneficial impact on skin health, so it makes sense that they can do wonders in tandem.
When applied to the skin, vitamin C encourages new collagen to grow. It also helps maintain the collagen you already have and protects the precious protein from damage.
Next up is hyaluronic acid–which may sound familiar if you’ve ever had a dermal filler such as Juvederm. It’s a clear, gooey substance naturally produced by your body–primarily in your skin, connective tissue and eyes. Its primary function is to keep your tissues well lubricated and support the dermal structure.
Centella Asiatica is commonly known as Asian or Indian pennywort. It has potent antioxidant properties and is a rich source of amino acids. Research indicates that it hydrates and relieves wounded or compromised skin, and of course, aloe–the old standby for a sunburn–is naturally soothing as well.
How Do I Use It?
You’ll want to apply Skinuva to your scars twice a day for a minimum of three months, or as directed by your doctor.
At Barrett Plastic Surgery, we know that having a procedure done is a big decision. We’re thrilled to offer a product that can reduce worry about achieving the best possible outcome. To find out more and see if plastic surgery is right for you, call 310-598-2648 today to schedule a consultation.