Prevent scars after an abrasionPrevent scars after an abrasion

Abrasions: prevent scars after an abrasion

It is often possible to prevent scarring from abrasion wounds. The risk of scarring applies to both small and large abrasions. The ‘dos and don’ts’ to prevent scar formation are as follows:

  • Do not scratch scabs!
  • Keep the wound clean.
  • Apply a good scar cream as soon as the scab has disappeared.


Following these tips gives your epidermis the best chance of healing well, and prevents scars from abrasion wounds. Now for some more detail on the above points:


Do not scratch scabs
When an abrasion wound itches, many are tempted to scratch. This especially applies to children. However, the scab protects the wound against bacteria (and, therefore, infection) and ensures that your skin heals better. Regular removal of the scab by scratching increases the chance of a (larger) scar.


Keep the wound clean
With or without a scab, ensure that the wound remains clean. This minimises the chance of infection. An infected wound is far more likely to leave a scar. Therefore at least wash the wound on a daily basis.


Apply a good scar cream as soon as the scab has disappeared
You can give your skin an extra chance to heal well, by starting to use a scar cream as soon as the scab has disappeared. This is not just our opinion. It has been proved in scientific studies and by the experiences of our clients. Indeed, ALHYDRAN scar cream is widely used by burn centres and hospitals to prevent scars.


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ALHYDRAN is a medical scar cream, which ensures that your damaged skin receives all the necessary ingredients for the best possible recovery. Do you want to prevent scars from abrasion wounds? You should certainly try ALHYDRAN.