One reason some individuals are reluctant to undergo plastic surgery is fear of the resulting scars. With any plastic surgery requiring incisions, scarring is inevitable. However, that does not mean you have to be left with large, noticeable scars for the rest of your life.
You will need to take proper care of your scars to allow them to heal correctly and fade faster. Dr. Goldberg offers BIOCORNEUM®—a silicone scar treatment cream—available for purchase at her office to help reduce the appearance of surgical scars.
What Are the Benefits of Scar Cream?
Many plastic surgery procedures provide natural, stunning results, and, often, others may never know you had a procedure done. Unfortunately, scars can give your secret away, especially if they are in an easy-to-spot location.
Applying a scar cream consistently after surgery helps your scars fade faster, making them less noticeable over time. Additionally, it is important to protect your exposed scars from direct sunlight. The BIOCORNEUM® cream has an SPF 30 that can prevent exposure to harmful UV rays.
Why Is Sun Exposure Bad for Scars?
You should not expose your fresh, new scars to the sun because the harmful UV rays can permanently darken your scars.
For the first year after your surgery, you must protect your scars from direct sunlight. You should also consistently use sunscreen or a scar cream with SPF on your scars.
How Long Do Scars Take to Fade?
Without scar treatments and other creams, scars can take up to two years to fade.
Unfortunately, your scars will always be visible to some extent as there is no way to eliminate them. You can, however, use scar creams to speed up the fading process.
How Often Should I Apply the Scar Treatment Cream?
For optimal results, you should apply the scar cream once in the morning and once at night.
Spread the scar cream across the incision smoothly and allow it to absorb into the skin. The cream can be applied to your face, neck, chest, hands, and other areas often exposed to the sun.
How Much Does BIOCORNEUM® Scar Cream Cost?
You can buy the BIOCORNEUM® scar cream in Dr. Goldberg’s office after your surgery. The small tube is $50, and the large is $100. While you do not have to buy the BIOCORNEUM® scar cream to treat your post-operation scars, it is highly recommended. The BIOCORNEUM® scar cream makes a huge difference in minimizing the appearance of scarring.