Maximize Scar Healing by Using Contractubex at the Right Time

For a lot of people, scars are unsightly things that should be hidden or removed as much as possible. Beyond physical appearance, scars can leave a lasting psychological impact especially if a person is very conscious of having them. 

Every year, over 200 million incisions are made on children and adults worldwide. About 30% of those procedures result in pathologic (hypertrophic or keloidal) scars. If the wound healing is undisturbed, one may end up with a normal "fine line" scar. Unfortunately, alterations in the healing process could result to ugly scarring.

Studies have shown that scars can affect a person's physical comfort and functioning, self-acceptance, acceptance by others, social functioning, emotional wellbeing, and confidence in the nature and management of the condition. Women with scars, particularly, often feel a loss of attractiveness and femininity, associate negative emotions with scars, and feel insecure in their own skin.

Dr. Hector Santos, Jr.

The emotional and psychological burden is often the reason why there are patients who avoid undergoing surgery. The good news is, scarring could be prevented if a wound is treated at the right time with the right product, explained Dr. Hector M. Santos, Jr., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. 

Extract Cepae + Heparin Sodium + Allantoin (Contractubex) has been used to treat scars successfully for over 50 years in over 60 countries. It is regularly recommended by doctors all around the world with its efficacy already proven in numerous clinical studies. Its unique combination of three active ingredients works its way deep into the scar to reduce the mark from within and results to a nearly invisible blemish. 

types of scars
This scar gel can (1) reduce the size of scars, (2) reduce the difference in color between the scar and surrounding skin, (3) prevent excessive scar tissue formation, (4) improve symptoms such as itching, tension, and pain, and (5) reduce the likelihood of hypertrophic scars or keloids developing. It is generally used after abrasions, cuts or lacerations; surgeries; burns or scalds; and laser treatments such as tattoo removal.

Dr. Santos pointed out how important it is to use Contractubex at the right time. "Start applying about a week after your operation, two to three days after the stitches were removed," he recommended and stressed that the gel should be applied on a closed and non-infected wound. This is a very effective preventive measure especially for individuals who are prone to developing keloids.

He shared that Contractubex is more than 75% effective in avoiding having red, inflamed, and itchy scars. The product is well-tolerated, even when used for long periods, and local adverse reactions are very rare. 

I asked Dr. Santos if Contractubex could still be applied on old scars. He said it could help improve scar appearance but results are not as good as when applied on fresh scars. Really big scars, however, can be surgically removed then treated with Contractubex to greatly improve how they look.

(from left) Dr. Gene Gerald San Juan Tiongco, Dr. Hector M. Santos, Jr., Ms. J. Ann Mirasol,  
Dr. Jose Joven V. Cruz, Dr. Christopher Christian P. Aro
For Dr. Santos and his colleagues, surgery is only half the battle because patients should continue healing with an effective scar treatment for a successful recovery. 

Contractubex is manufactured by Merz Pharma Group, a company with a passion for research and innovation in the areas of aesthetic medicine and dermatology as well as in the field of neurologically induced movement disorders. Contractubex is distributed and marketed in the Philippines by Merz's local partner, Zuellig Pharmalink. It is available in leading drugstores nationwide.

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