francois j duminy
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
CAPE TOWN PLASTIC SURGEON CV
Our Approach to Scar Care is as Simple As This:
"If We Support the Scar, the Scar will NOT need to support itself"
If a Scar is Well Supported:
1. It will NOT become Thicker
2. It will NOT become more red than the surrounding tissues.
3. It will NOT become Itchy or Irrittating
How do We support the Scar?:
By taping the scar with unstretchable tape such as Micropore(3M)
How Long do We Need to Tape?
Until the scar has Matured (gone pale) - 4 to 12 months
How Often do We Need to Change the Tape?
Leave it on as long as it is stuck - this may vary from 3 days on the face to 3 Weeks on the Back