Scar formation

Scars are nature’s way of closing a wound

When our skin is injured, a wound forms. This can be caused by mechanical injuries (e.g. cuts, stabs or bites), by heat (e.g. burns or scalds) or by chemical injuries (e.g. acid burns). Superficial injuries of the skin heal without forming a scar. But as soon as the wound goes deeper, a scar forms. The body reacts to an injury in a series of coordinated steps, each helping the wound to heal.

First, a blood clot is formed in the wound and growth factors are activated that stimulate the formation of new tissue.

After 2 to 3 weeks the wound on the surface is closed through the newly formed tissue.

But the healing process in the deeper layers of the skin and the formation of new tissue will still take months. This is the phase in which the scar formation process can be influenced positively.


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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