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Scar and Blemish Reduction

image Scar and Blemish Reduction

Scars: When we injure the thick, deeper layer of our skin a scar forms as part of our bodies' natural healing process. Scars tend to vary in colour, thickness and size depending on the severity of the wound that caused them. Although a natural process, scars can be unsightly and can affect a persons level of self-confidence. It is unlikely that a scar will ever go away completely, but with the use of specially designed treatments their appearance can be reduced.

Blemishes: Pimples, uneven skintone, acne scars, age marks, rosacea, sun spots, thread veins... the list goes on! Blemishes are minor marks and skin imperfections that some of us would rather be without. There are a range of different treatments available to help to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

If you would like to know more about Scars and Blemishes, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Brands

Scar and Blemish Reducing Gels

  • Dermatix Gel 15g

    Dermatix Gel 15g

    Dermatix Gel is transparent silicone gel that is applied to the skin to ease the appearnace of scars and blemishes.

    It helps to flatten, smooth and soften scars, reduce itching and keep the skin moisturised and protected.

    £22.80
    (incl VAT)
  • Dermatix Gel 60g

    Dermatix Gel 60g

    Dermatix Gel drys to from an invisible, flexible layer that is suitable for use on all areas of the skin, even joints and flexures.

    £81.95
    (incl VAT)
  • Kelo-cote Gel 15g

    Kelo-cote Gel 15g

    Kelo-cote 15g is a lightweight, self-drying silicone based gel for the treatment of scars. It rapidly dries to form a protective Silicone Gel Sheet Layer that is gas permeable and waterproof.

    £24.10
    (incl VAT)
  • Kelo-cote UV Gel SPF 30 15g

    Kelo-cote UV Gel SPF 30 15g

    Kelo-cote UV Gel SPF 30 15g has been formulated to protect new and old scars from the aggravating effects of the sun by preventing sun-induced redness and hyper-pigmentation.

    £24.65
    (incl VAT)
  • Kelo-cote Gel 60g

    Kelo-cote Gel 60g

    Kelo-cote Gel 60g is a lightweight gel treatment for scars, which forms a protective barrier over the site of the scar.

    £69.55
    (incl VAT)
  • ScarSil Silicone Scar-Gel 15ml

    ScarSil Silicone Scar-Gel 15ml

    ScarSil silicone scar-gel 15ml is used as a topical application for problem scars.

    £13.85
    (incl VAT)
  • Scarsil Silicone Scar-Gel 30ml

    Scarsil Silicone Scar-Gel 30ml

    Scarsil Scar-Gel is a topical application for problem scars. Reduces the discomfort and itching associated with scarring.

    £19.95
    (incl VAT)
  • Silderm Dual Action Scar Gel 15g

    Silderm Dual Action Scar Gel 15g

    Silderm Dual Action scar gel clinically proven to help in the treatment of old and new scars.

    £19.99
    (incl VAT)
  • Silderm Scar Gel 6g

    Silderm Scar Gel 6g

    A lightweight gel to help smooth and soften the look of scars as well as reducing redness.

    £7.40
    (incl VAT)
  • Silderm Scar Gel 15g

    Silderm Scar Gel 15g

    A 100% silicone gel that treats and reduces the redness of all types of scars.

    £19.20
    (incl VAT)
  • Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamins A, C and E 200ml

    Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamins A, C and E 200ml

    This aloe vera gel from Aloe Pura can be used to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and minor burns.

    £5.60
    (incl VAT)

Scar and Blemish Reducing Oils

Silicone Sheets

Scar and Blemish Reducing Creams

Scar and Blemish Reducing Sprays

High Coverage Concealing Foundation

  • Vichy Dermablend

    Vichy Dermablend

    High coverage foundation you can depend on. Gain immediate and total coverage of severe skin conditions such as Vitiligo, Angioma and Port Wine Stains; Acne and Post-Operative Lesions; minor scars, tattoos and dark circles under eyes.

Scar and Blemish Types

Scar & Blemish FAQs

What is a scar?

Scars occur due to wounds or burns to the deep layer of skin known as the dermis, or the top layer of skin known as the epidermis.
Collagen is laid down by the body to repair wounds to the dermis and the end result is a scar. Collagen will continue to be laid after a scar has formed, which is why scars can become lighter and change appearance over time.

What is a blemish?

A blemish is generally a term given to a minor skin mark or a discolouration on the skin. Pimples, spots, whiteheads and blackheads can also be classed as blemishes (click here for acne and spot treatments).

Can I treat a wound straight after an injury to stop a scar from forming?

You can only apply most scar treatments to fully healed wounds. Creams and oils should not be applied to broken skin. However, silicone treatments such as Dermatix or Mepiform are the only exception. These can be applied over surgical wounds and burns to reduce and prevent scarring. It is always best to check with your doctor or surgeon before use.

My scar is several years old, will treatment still work?

The earlier you apply a treatment to a scar the better. However, most treatments will still help to reduce the appearance of older scars too.

I have a scar on my face, can I still use treatments?

Facial skin can be more delicate and so it is best to bare this in mind when applying treatments. You can use mast of the specified products but take extra care if applying around the eyes and mouth, and be sure to read the product information before application.

What is a Keloid and are there any treatments for it?

Keloid scars are usually dark, raised scars that can continue to grow due to an imbalance in collagen production. They can be painful and itchy, and may not fade over time. Silicone treatments such as Cica-Care, Dermatix or Mepiform can have a positive impact on keloids.

How long will scar treatment take?

Scars are permanent and will never fully fade away; most treatments are designed to improve their appearance and to help skin regenerate. Treatment times will vary depending on the person, the age of the scar and the treatment being used. It is always best to give treatments a good month to start to work; to see the best results it is important to follow the guidelines on the pack.