All children are likely to sustain an injury at some point. As a parent, you might be worried about your kids being left with a permanent reminder. Find out what you can do to minimise potential scarring.
- Kids will get a number of scratches and cuts – not all will lead to scarring
- Look after wounds early to help reduce the risk of scarring
- Use scar care products suitable for children
In this article:
- How do children get scars?
- How do you care for scars on children? Things to remember
How do children get scars?
Kids often get scars simply because they’re more prone to cuts and scrapes. They love exploring the world and sometimes don’t know how or where to stop. Falls are often the result.
After an injury, a crusty scab usually forms to protect the wound and let the skin heal underneath.
A scar is nothing more than the mark left by a healed wound. While most scars are the results of falls and other small accidents, others might be caused by major incidents or surgery.
Each scar has its own unique story – for some people scars are special, a sign of victory or bravery, but not everyone likes to show off their scars. And as a parent, you naturally will be worried about your child’s scarring. That’s why it’s always advisable to assist the healing process with a specialist product in order to help prevent scarring or to help fade scars, including keloid scars and hypertrophic scars.