Scars on the skin

Scars differ from the surrounding skin in both function and appearance

Scars can have all sorts of causes: injuries, operations, burns. The visible disfiguration of the skin and the unpleasant symptoms (redness, swelling, itching, tension) can have a noticeable impact on quality of life. This is especially the case if the scars are on places that are hard to cover – face, neck or hands.

healthy skin
injured skin

Scar tissue is not like normal skin because hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands are not restored. It is made up of less elastic fibres, which may lead to hardening as well as shrinking of the scar, sometimes causing tension or even restricted movement.

Scar formation is accompanied by the building of fine blood vessels, which are the reason for the red colour of fresh scars. That will slowly fade away as the scar matures. As scar tissue does not have colour pigments as healthy skin does, the scar will stay lighter than the surrounding skin.

How visible a scar is depends on a variety of factors: type and scale of the injury, wound healing process, general health, age, genetic pre-disposition. The scar might become thick, hard and taut. Well-cared for surgical wounds, which are narrow with smooth edges, usually heal quickly and easily. The resulting scar is generally small, thin and hardly visible.

All types of scars can be treated effectively with Contractubex®, making them less visible and less uncomfortable.


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Contractubex® Composition: 100 g gel contains: 10.0 g Extr. cepae, 5000 IU heparin sodium, 1.0 g allantoin. Indications: Hypertrophic and keloidal scars, movement-restricting and cosmetically disfiguring scars after operations, amputations, burns, and accidents; contractures such as Dupuytren’s contracture and traumatic tendon contractures; cicatricial strictures. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to parabens. Side effects: Very rare skin reactions. Mode of action: Contractubex® exerts an antiproliferative, antiinflammatory, softening, and smoothing action on proliferating scar tissue. Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed, Contractubex® should be gently massaged into the skin several times a day until all the gel has been absorbed. In the case of hardened older scars, it may be necessary to cover the treated area with a dressing overnight. Interactions: None known. Package sizes: 20 g, 50 g. Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Eckenheimer Landstraße 100, D-60318 Frankfurt/Main, Germany



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