What is a scar?


We often tend to neglect the work of scars. However, a poorly mobilized/hydrated scar in the first months can adhere to the underlying planes and alter the mobility of the region, creating itching or restriction of movement.

It is necessary to learn how to mobilize your scar from the first days. This is the role of the physiotherapist and few sessions are necessary.

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Our osteopaths and physiotherapists in Paris 9 treat your scars

Surgical operations such as caesareans or prosthesis fittings leave marks on the skin that can swell and itch. Physiotherapy and osteopathy can refine the scar, and prevent itching, redness and keloid scars.

Our physiotherapists specialize in scar care and can provide invaluable assistance in fading scars, fading redness and reducing itching. The work of the physiotherapist has a real therapeutic interest. Physiotherapy is also suitable in the immediate postoperative period in order to guide the healing of the skin tissue, manage its hydration, and prevent the formation of a hypertrophic or keloid scar.

After several sessions, if the redness and inflammation are still present, the physiotherapist can offer you a laser treatment (K-Laser ©) to promote cell proliferation. Between sessions, vegetable oil, moisturizer or aloe vera gel can be used to moisturize and help healing.

  • Why do we have scars on our body?

    Our body is made of tissues. These are entangled and are in perpetual motion according to our needs in the environment. The skin tissue is the first to face the traumas and accidents that can affect our body. When hit, it can absorb great force/pressure, even if there is no fracture or sprain. A wound is formed by rupture of local tissue continuity. This will create a scar that will need to be treated in order to best adapt to the environment.

    Scars can also occur after surgery. The area that the surgeon is operating will undergo an incision with scalpels or scalpels and create a break in continuity. It will be necessary to allow time for the skin to heal (in general, a correct scar is obtained after 21 days). But that doesn't mean it's functional. It will have to be worked on to make it mobile because scar tissue is different from natural tissue. They are less mobile and more prone to adhere to underlying and overlying tissue planes. And depending on the type of skin, it can be more or less difficult to remove these skin traces.

  • Our physiotherapists take care of your scar

    The physiotherapists in our practice can take care of your scars as soon as the dressing for your surgery is removed.

    Thus, during your first consultation, the specialist will help this region of the body to rebalance its tensions, for better healing. It also accompanies the tissues without constraining them too much, in order to free and relax the areas affected by the accident or surgery.

    The physiotherapist-osteopath, unlike other specialties, conceives the human body as a whole. He must therefore accompany you, by treating the scar in order to prevent it from being harmful to other parts of your body by a relay of adhesions. Its purpose is to make your whole body absorb the shock and not a very small part, so that you can better tolerate it.

    Finally, it will be necessary to avoid exposure to the sun using a total screen (sunscreen with a minimum index of 50) for more than a year in order to avoid a potential problem of subsequent pigmentation.

    You can also call on a dermatologist or an aesthetic doctor to obtain creams or more advanced treatments (hyaluronic acid for example) and optimize healing, but manual treatment remains the most suitable and the one that must be carried out first. .

    In case of post-operative scar pain, or the appearance of scars on your body, do not hesitate to consult a physiotherapist specialized in the treatment of scars.

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