Scars Are a Normal Part of the Healing

When there is a damage in skin fibroblasts produce collagen to repair the damage. Collagen is the protein “glue” that holds tissue together Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that makes up the most part of scar tissue.

Collagen exists in normal skin, too, but in scar tissue, collagen fibers are more numerous and more haphazardly arranged. This is why scars can appear discolored or otherwise noticeable to the eye. Scars change over time. Some fade on their own, though this may take months to years, while others gradually change color and/or shape.

Many Factors Influence Scarring

The degree and location of an injury, a person’s age, sex, genetics and ethnicity, all can affect scarring. Most scars are flat and pale; however, abnormal raised scars can occur as hypertrophic scars or keloids due to the overproduction of collagen. Keloids are rubbery to the touch, firm, shiny and can range from pinkish to red or dark brown in color. People of any age can develop them, although children under the age of eleven seem to be less likely to develop them. Usually, they can have severe itching, texture changes and sometimes pain as well.

Medcompounders Pharmacy is excited to introduce a new and innovaticve topical silicone base for Scar Therapy:

PracaSil-Plus is a distinctive and elegant topical anhydrous silicone base that can be used alone or with various actives for the potential use in scar formulations. We have found PracaSil™-Plus to be an ideal choice for use on all types of scar tissue, including new scars, old scars, surgical scars, keloids, stretch marks or any skin conditions that would benefit from barrier protection.

This proprietary base is infused with unique ingredients and manufactured with unique technology giving it potential healing and soothing power, emolliency and mild penetration.

It contains an Amazonian oil, Pracaxi oil. The indigenous cultures of the Amazon rain forest commonly use Pracaxi oil for dermatologic conditions and it is well recognized in that region for its potential healing properties. Pracaxi oil is rich in organic acids with antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. In the Amazon, Pracaxi oil has also been used for generations to treat skin spots, severe acne (and scars), psoriasis, and rosacea.

Formulation Examples:
Collagenase Hyaluronidase Topical Gel
Betamethasone Valerate Tranilast Topical Gel
Tamoxifen Citrate Tranilast Caffeine Citrated Lipoic Acid Topical Gel
EGCg Dimethyl Sulfone Tranilast Ascorbic Acid Topical Gel
EGCg Dimethyl Sulfone Ascorbic Acid Caffeine Topical Gel

Scar wound on swollen and inflamed hand after accident

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