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Scar Care for Kids: Treatment & Prevention

Date Updated: 14.09.2021
5 min read

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 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
  • References

How 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 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.

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How do you care for scars on children?

Immediately after the injury, it is important to keep the wound clean, moist and protected. Once the wound is fully healed, you can apply a topical scar care product. Most of these are cosmetic products, so make sure you choose one that is specifically for kids. In case of a younger baby, you should always consult the doctor before using any products, including cosmetic products.

The main objective of topical care is to keep the freshly healed skin moist[1,2]. That’s why all Mederma® Scar care contain a unique triple benefit including the proprietary ingredient Cepalin® (onion extract).

Things to remember

Bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes are all part of growing up. But treating injuries and caring for scars quickly can help reduce the effects of these injuries.

When it comes to scar care, it’s important to:

  • Keep the wound clean and moist.
  • Apply a topical scar care products after healing.

Speak to your doctor if you’re concerned or have a young child or baby.


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