Topic of the month – December 2012

Sun, snow and sport – fun for you,
but not for your scar

In the next few months thousands of people will be off to the mountains to ski. A welcome break from work can mean stress for your scar. Both strong sunshine and extreme cold place a strain even on healthy skin.

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your holiday without doing any damage to your scar that you might regret.

Suncream is important in winter, too!

It is easy to underestimate the strength of the sun in winter, especially in the mountains. There the air is thin so the sun's rays are stronger, and the reflection of the sunshine from the snow makes it even more powerful. So don't forget to use a high factor suncream – and not just on your scar, but on all exposed areas. Your skin will thank you for it.

Dress properly

Scars are sensitive both to cold and to friction. So you don’t only need to dress up warmly, being sure to cover your scar, but you also need to make sure your clothing does not rub against the scar unnecessarily. Choose the fabric that you wear against your skin carefully, and also look how your clothing is cut so that there are no seams irritating your scar.

Don't give your scar care routine a holiday

Remember to take enough Contractubex® with you, because regular application is extremely important. Taking a break from your scar care routine during your holiday will mean your scar heals less quickly. Because the natural healing processes of your skin will certainly not stop working and are grateful for the support Contractubex® gives them.


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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