Scars, especially on the face, often make people feel very self-conscious and even depressed. Scar repair can, in some cases, be life-altering.
There are quite a few products and procedures that can help reduce the appearance of scars. Topical retinoids can be very helpful in scar repair.1 By increasing cellular turnover of the skin, they can soften and minimize the appearance of scars.1 They are particularly helpful when the scars are superficial rather than deep.
There is growing evidence that growth factors, when applied topically and in a high concentration, also help with scar repair. Our bodies use our own growth factors to heal scars, but as we age, our growth factors are not as powerful.
Topically applied growth factors aid the body’s own response to the scar tissue.