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Diseases & Conditions

Scars

Almost everybody has at least a few scars. And while they often range in size, shape, and depth, many individuals find their scars unsightly and annoying.

Understanding How Scars Appear

Scars happen for a number of reasons, but most often, they are caused by an excessive production of collagen in that area. When an injured bit of skin becomes inflamed, a substance called cytokines is produced in that area. These cytokines increase the area's collagen production, which in turn, leaves a scar.

In most circumstances, we want our skin to hold a decent amount of collagen. It keeps skin firm and thick, and is the source behind the skin's health. But, as mentioned, too much collagen leaves behind discoloration and uneven scars.

Treatment for Encouraging Fading Scars

Most scars can be faded through the use of a new scar treatment, called PracaSil-Plus. PracaSil-Plus was developed by the Professional Compounding Centers of America and is a silicone-based topical scar treatment. The silicones in the treatment are known for being hydrating and assisting in occlusion. In addition to silicones, PracaSil-Plus includes ingredients such as Pracaxi oil, which heals skin and promotes regeneration.

Individuals looking to fade their scars can use PracaSil-Plus on its own or can add another scar treatment for additional benefits. Some medications frequently paired with PracaSil-Plus include:

  • Pentoxifylline: Used to decrease production of collagen
  • Salicylic Acid: Known for decreasing inflammation and increasing skin turnover
  • Tamoxifen: Known to decrease estrogen, which decreases collagen production
  • Verapamil: Decreases collagen production through decreasing calcium
  • ECGc: A powerful antioxidant
  • Caffeine: Encourages proliferation of epidermal keratinocytes
  • Levocetirizine: Suppresses collagen synthesis and stimulation in keloid strains
  • Tranilast: Blocks chemical mediators from being released in mast cells
  • Collagenase: Suppresses collagen production
  • Lidocaine: Pain Reliever
  • Ketamine: Pain Reliever
  • Ketoprofen: Used for reducing inflammation

If you have an unsightly or painful scar you would like to reduce the appearance of, the experts at Fusion RX can provide you with exceptional service and recommendations. The use of these medications can also be compounded for safe use on children‘s scars. Contact us today to learn more.

Medications to Treat Scars

Over-the-Counter Medications:

  • Mederma
  • Retin-A
  • Tri-Luma
  • Tazorac

Compounded Medications:

We can make creams or lotions of the following:

  • Hydroquinone
  • Kojic Acid
  • Tretinoin
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Lactic Acid
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Fluticasone
  • Fluocinolone
  • Glycolic acid
  • Betamethasone
  • Tranilast
  • Tamoxifen
  • Pentoxyfylline
  • Caffeine
  • Collagenase
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Urea
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    Clair C. | West Hollywood, CA