RCP Scar Management Tips

Avoid putting any unnecessary strain on a wound site during the healing process. Putting additional strain on a wound can hinder this process and possibly produce more prominent scarring. Stretching the skin may open/ widen the wound and increase healing time.

When applying scar gel, a good rule of thumb is to spend 3-5 minutes massaging Scar Management into the skin during each application. We suggest using both circular (clock wise and counter clock wise) motions as well as up and down and sideways motions. This will help break down scar tissue and accelerate the healing process.

Vitamin C helps heal skin wounds and prevent them from becoming infected by promoting healthy collagen production and providing antioxidant benefits. Good natural sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers and green leafy vegetables.  See a delicious Healthy Green Shake recipe under
Recovery Resources > Nutrition

When soaking up the sunshine in true summer fashion, be sure to cover scars with  a minimum of SPF 30 rated sunscreen or clothing. While the idea of tanning a light scar seems like a nice idea, it’s not. Melanin is what gives your skin a tanned look, but scars produce it in uneven patches. Too much melanin on the upper layers of skin creates hyperpigmentation.  Sunscreen should be worn for the first full year after a wound is inflicted.

To achieve best results Scar Management should be applied daily, morning & evening, for several weeks. We recommend 12 weeks as a general rule of thumb.  For more directions please follow our protocol for application under
Recovery Resources > Scar Management or the Directions tab on the Scar Management product.

While scabs can itch, it’s important to leave them in place. You must resist the temptation to scratch.  Every time you pull off the scab, it sets back the healing process and exposes the area beneath to possible infection. The scab will eventually stop itching and go away as a scar forms.  We want you to heal as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

The body does its best healing during REM sleep. Your skin rejuvenates more quickly because your body sends out healing hormones. If you don’t get enough restful sleep, your body cannot regenerate as efficiently and your scars heal more slowly.  Give yourself a break and be mindful of what your body has recently experienced, you deserve the extra rest.

When searching for Scar Treatment products, check the ingredients lists for Silicone/Dimethicone. This is the only ingredient documented to be effective on scars via scientific studies published in reputable medical journals. Other ingredients may be good for the skin, but when added to Scar Treatment products, they can actually decrease effectiveness and delay the healing process.

Long periods underwater or exposure to running water can make the scabs or fresh new skin fall off. This prolongs the healing process. Immersion in cold water for more than a minute or two slows down blood flow, which in turn slows down scar healing. 

RCP Scar Management isn’t just for surgical scars. It is also great for keeping minor cuts, scrapes, bug bites, turf burns and bad slides into second base from becoming scars.  Silicone gel is AMAZING for sun burns and other minor burns.  Many customers keep a pump on hand in their medicine cabinet or RCP Recovery Bag.

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Scar Management Tips

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Avoid putting any unnecessary strain on a wound site during the healing process. Putting additional strain on a wound can hinder this process and possibly produce more prominent scarring. Stretching the skin may open/ widen the wound and increase healing time.

When applying scar gel, a good rule of thumb is to spend 3-5 minutes massaging Scar Management into the skin during each application. We suggest using both circular (clock wise and counter clock wise) motions as well as up and down and sideways motions. This will help break down scar tissue and accelerate the healing process.

Vitamin C helps heal skin wounds and prevent them from becoming infected by promoting healthy collagen production and providing antioxidant benefits. Good natural sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, tomatoes, bell peppers and green leafy vegetables.  See our Healthy Green Shake recipe under Recovery Resources > Odds & Ends

When soaking up the sunshine in true summer fashion, be sure to cover scars with  a minimum of SPF 30 rated sunscreen or clothing. While the idea of tanning a light scar seems like a nice idea, it’s not. Melanin is what gives your skin a tanned look, but scars produce it in uneven patches. Too much melanin on the upper layers of skin creates hyperpigmentation.

To achieve best results Scar Management should be applied daily, morning & evening, for several weeks. We recommend 12 weeks as a general rule of thumb.  For more directions please follow our protocol for application under
Recovery Resources > Scar Management or the Directions tab on the Scar Management product.

While scabs can itch, it’s important to leave them in place. You must resist the temptation to scratch.  Every time you pull off the scab, it sets back the healing process and exposes the area beneath to possible infection. The scab will eventually stop itching and go away as a scar forms.  We want you to heal as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

The body does its best healing during REM sleep. Your skin rejuvenates more quickly because your body sends out healing hormones. If you don’t get enough restful sleep, your body cannot regenerate as efficiently and your scars heal more slowly.  Give yourself a break and be mindful of what your body has recently experienced, you deserve the extra rest.

When searching for Scar Treatment products, check the ingredients lists for Silicone/Dimethicone. This is the only ingredient documented to be effective on scars via scientific studies published in reputable medical journals. Other ingredients may be good for the skin, but when added to Scar Treatment products, they can actually decrease effectiveness and delay the healing process.

Long periods underwater or exposure to running water can make the scabs or fresh new skin fall off. This prolongs the healing process. Immersion in cold water for more than a minute or two slows down blood flow, which in turn slows down scar healing.  It’s important to keep those wounds / scabs dry.

Scar Management isn’t just for surgical scars. It is also great for keeping minor cuts, scrapes, bug bites, turf burn and bad slides into second base etc. from becoming scars.  Or Many of our customers keep a tube in their medicine cabinet or the RCP Recovery Bag just in case.  Good luck with your Journey.  Happy Healing!!!