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Amazing Scar Healing Story

Last summer, I got a terrible dog bite on my face. I was pregnant at the time so going under for plastic surgery was out of the question. I decided to use your product (face cream and silicone sheet) and I had very good results.

As you can see, I went from a huge gaping wound on my face to a simple red mark that I can easily cover up with makeup thanks to your product!

 

Kelly

How Scar Management Began and Where it Stands Today

Silicone Sheeting for Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars – by Doctors prescription only

ReJuveness  silicone sheeting for problem scarring was introduced in 1996. Before that the product was   marketed as Silk *Skin. Silk-Skin was a prescription only device with whats called a FDA 510 or like device to  Sil-K the silicone occlusive sheeting (Degania, Israel). The product was initially  marketed to and distributed through Plastic surgeons , Dermatologist, burn centers, hospitals and Pharmacies. ReJuveness silicone sheeting was developed by engineers from GE silicones, the inventors of silicone.
Keloids artfully craved on tribeswomen

The Scarring patient – abandoned by their Doctors –A tribute to Dr.  Earl Peacock

The ReJuveness marketing breakthrough came in 1996 after contacting the teacher,  plastic surgeon and  scarring expert Dr.  Earl Peacock. I had read his comprehensive textbook “Wound Repair” and was more than  impressed by the style and depth of writing. In short I was a fan, probably one of his only.  One day I worked up the courage to  call Dr. Peacock to see if I might get any insight into the present state of the art of scar management. In an extremely congenial manner Dr. Peacock told me he was  presently working exclusively  as an expert witness for the Insurance companies on claims and scarring disputes. Evidently these scarring problems were being incorrectly interrupted by patients and their attorneys as resulting from bad surgical techniques. And to avoid insurance claims the doctors were being instructed by the insurance companies to stay clear of the scarring concerns by patients. Many patients were being told by their physicians that the bad scars appeared because were just bad healers.  Dr. Peacock suggested  if we really had a product that resolved these problem scars we probably needed to go around the Doctors and market directly to the patients.

Founder and first Chief of UNC Plastic Surgery Dr.Erle Peacock Jr. 1926-2012 http://www.med.unc.edu/surgery/news/2012-news/founder-and-first-chief-of-unc-plastic-surgery-dr.-erle-peacock-jr.-1926-2012

Fortunate FDA ruling –  Self Magazine and Conde Naste builds a Category and the ReJuveness Brand

March  1996 we petitioned the FDA to change  designation as a prescription device and get Rejuveness silicone sheeting for scar management designated as an Over-the Counter non-persciption device. The FDA agreed  and  ReJuveness became the first ever non-prescription over-the counter scar management device . We started to market direct to the patient’s  by advertising  in the back of regional papers.  Dr. Peacock’s abandoned patient theory was proving correct. We went down to Madison Avenue and meet with the magazine publisher Conde Nast. We  presented our marketing plan to create a new over-the counter category of Scar management. The executives at Conde Nast approved and agreed to lend their creative talent to create an ad to be placed in Self magazine.  We started advertising with a small ad  in the back of Self magazine which generated a good amount of sales. Within six months we were running full page “Heal Scars” ad in Self and every other women’s magazine. The company grew to 72 employees. The call volume was gigantic.  We needed  two receptionist with 35 operators taking orders 18 hours a day. Our marketing strategy was a huge success.  Our sales reach $7.2 million in 1997. By 1998 we were in 2,400 pharmacies.
Many other companies  selling scar management products companies  followed the lead of Rejuveness  into the over-the counter market place. Doctors also seem happy and content to send their patients with scarring problems to  the internet and Drug Stores to purchase.

The category of Scar management Stalls because of Junk Science of Plastic Surgeons

Much confusion still exist in the category of Scar management. Regardless of the evidence The FDA has made a perplexing stand   about  silicone- it is a biologically inert  material. Plastic surgeons , the  original champions of Scar management and  masters of the scalpel have turned on the science of wound and scar formation by also assertion that silicone is biologically inert. The scientific research  produced by the field of  Plastic surgery, the group  predominate in Scar management and silicone  is  “junk science” . This present generation of Plastic Surgeons are no Dr. Peacock.
In regards to the positive action of silicone on these problem scars  the Plastic Surgeon researchers  have proven to be hacks . Where breakthroughs in wound healing  should have been made they give us confusion and hypocrisy. It seems the money making opportunities  of  implanting silicone breast implants  trumps scientific  truth and medical advancement . Its a racket between the Breast plant manufactures, the Plastic Surgeons and the FDA  – 400,000 women opted to implant silicone breast implants last year. At about $6,000 per implant operation, that is about $400,000 for each plastic surgeons per year. 25% of these women will have complications or get seriously ill. Neither safety nor efficacy the twin towers of FDA guidelines exist in these terrible devices. What gives?
Studies have repeatedly shown using a Silicone sheeting used as a prophylactic is the only material that is effective in resolving problem scarring . That unique physiological action of silicone on these scarring is acknowledge but  the plastic surgeons Junk Science prevails.  The confusion in scar management for practitioners and patients alike remains.  Scam companies are allowed to make claims and sell  Scar management  products that are toxic or don’t work.
Conclusion ReJuveness has had its financial ups and downs over the years . But  after 20 years, ReJuveness is still going strong,  offering superior, safe and effective  scar management products. We push for legitmate science even though that criticism will probably hurt us overall in the industry.  Although we remain relatively a small company, in our eyes and many of our loyal customers ReJuveness remain “The leader in scar management”.

Below is the ad made by Self magazine that launched  contemporary Scar Management

Derma rolling: The basics

Throughout life, stuff can happen to the skin most people don’t even realize. Whether it be scars, acne or wrinkles, the skin cannot stay flawless forever. Although there are treatments available for people, many include invasive procedures that may be out of the budget. However, there are opportunities to stay youthful through at home treatments.

derma roller and scar treatment

Derma rolling is a great at-home option for people wanting smoother skin

Derma rolling has the results of laser treatment, a chemical peel or dermabrasions, but it doesn’t come with the high costs. Additionally, derma rolling can be done at home and doesn’t have the recovery time that comes with more invasive procedures. The derma roller is studded with very fine needles, with the length of the needles depending on the cause for treatment. Users roll the device over their skin to stimulate the collagen and help repair its surface.
Collagen is what’s responsible for the skin’s elasticity, and derma rolling can help produce more, leading to smoother skin and potentially reducing the visibility of scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.

How quickly a person will see results depends on a variety of factors. For example, people who are using derma rolling for acne scars may find that the treatment could take longer to show results. Additionally, the amount of time depends on the person, as some individuals’ skin may react to derma rolling on a quicker basis than others. It may be a good idea to take a photo of the area before treatment starts in order to have a visual example of how the skin has changed during the course of treatment.

Scars and Childhood Memories

This is a post by one of our contributing writers, Ashley.

I was a klutz when I was a child. I still am a klutz today. Which means that I fall, and sometimes when I fall, I get scars. We all do. We do something silly (especially when we are younger) and end up getting a visible reminder of it.

I have been using this product for years. I have tried others but have not found anything that works better for me. There are a lot of legitimate mail-order pharmacies in this country.

There are a few men in Hollywood that can do the whole “scars are really attractive” thing, but generally scars will draw attention away from your more striking features,some other scars you can tell stories about.

But when you want to get some scar healing done and hide evidence of your childhood, teen and young adult tumbles, there are a few options that you can take advantage of. First things first, though, what kind of scar (and scar treatment options) do you have?

  • Kelodial scars – These are those raised or bumpy scars that you sometimes get – here what needs to be done is the skin needs to be flattened and then healed.
  • Hyper or hypo pigmentation – This is when you have darker than skin color scars or lighter-than-skin-color scarring. The darker scarring can be treated without much fuss, but the white scarring is something that is the result of natural healing, and therefore we do not offer any viable scar treatments for those thin white scars. If you catch the scar before it is fully healed, though, you can potentially use silicone sheeting to prevent hypo-pigmentation.
  • Acne scarring – there are a few different types of scarring that can be caused by acne, and most of them aren’t very pretty. These are reminders of our childhood and teen years that we really don’t want around! There are atrophic scars (scarring that looks like depressions in the skin), ice pick scars (narrow pinpoint scarring that resembles the acne formerly there) and boxcar scars (the same idea as ice pick scars, but wider). Silicone sheeting is also a great way to treat these ghosts of our teen years.
  • Stretch marks – Most common for women, stretch marks are often from hormonal changes rather than actual stretching of the skin. While these are still angry and red, these scars can be treated with silicone sheeting.

So if you want people to notice you rather than your scars, consider these scar healing options to help you really shine.

C-section Scar Treatment

c-section scar management and treatmentC-section scars make many women feel self-conscious or less attractive. ReJuveness offers ways to reduce the appearance of c-section scars. Because of the unique nature of c-section incisions, they do pose a greater chance of developing into hypertrophic and keloid scars than other surgical procedures. A primary reason for this is that collagen resorption is at its greatest during the first 48 hours after a c-section is performed. During this period of time after the c-section, the uterus shrinks significantly as it returns to its normal size.

ReJuveness silicone sheets, considered an FDA Class-1 medical device, is medically recommended as a scar management treatment for C section incisions, burns, plastic surgery, acne, and cuts. Made of USP medical grade six silicone, the c-section sheets are available in 1″ by 6″ strips and 1.6″ by 6″ pieces. The two sizes are custom designed for c-section incision treatment. These c-section sheets can easily be trimmed with a scissors for optimal comfort and fit. One recommended strategy for healing and reducing the severity of C section scars is to use a two-pronged approach to scar management. A synergistic effect can be achieved in the controlling of c-section scars by combining silicone sheeting with ReJuveness Hyper Heal cream. The recommended regimen for using the scar cream to accelerate healing in c-section and other incisions is to apply it lightly to the scarred area twice a day. For optimal results, c-section patients are advised to begin using the combination treatment (siliconesheets and scar cream) immediately after the wound has closed, sutures have been removed, and itching or redness occurs around the scar.

Rejuveness Silicon Sheet & medical tape in use to treat a c-section scar

C Section incisions have a higher chance of developing into hypertrophic and Keloid scars than most surgical incisions. This is because collagen resorption is at its
greatest when the uterus returns to its near normal size 48 hours after birth. Now these c section scars can be easily managed with ReJuveness scar treatment.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) for Men

Can men benefit from Abdominoplasty?

Yes, there are now many men taking advantage of Abdominoplasty for treating a large and protruding stomach or excess fat in the abdomen region.

The following instances are reasons men can significantly benefit from Abdominoplasty. Frequent or dramatic changes in weight can cause the abdominal muscles to weaken, the skin to sag, and stretch marks to appear for men. In many cases, however, simple aging is the primary reason behind the flabby midsection that is the source of frustration and disappointment for many men. As we age, fat redistributes itself to the abdominal area. For many men, exercise alone cannot produce the slim, fit, and youthful looking result they desire.

How common is Tummy Tuck surgery for men?

Tummy Tucks can help patients achieve their ideal figure following a successful program of diet and exercise.

Does a male Tummy Tuck differ from a female tummy tuck?

Yes. Because Abdominoplasty is a form of body contouring, a male Tummy Tuck differs from a female Tummy Tuck in that the surgeon is trying to achieve a very different body aesthetic. Further details of the procedure are noted below.

How is the male Tummy Tuck procedure performed?

Abdominoplasty surgery for men is usually an outpatient procedure, performed under general or local anesthesia and sedation. In a traditional male Tummy Tuck procedure, an incision is made in the lower abdomen from hip to hip, and a second incision is made to reposition the navel. The abdominal muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is stretched to create a firmer, tighter abdomen.

Mini Tummy Tuck: In an endoscopic / partial, or “mini,” male tummy tuck, less skin is removed, and the navel is left intact. A smaller incisional scar is left behind, and the recovery time is shorter compared to the full male Abdominoplasty. Liposuction can also be performed at the same time to remove any excess fat from the area. During the endoscopic tummy tuck, small incisions are made and using a small camera device, the surgeon tightens the abdominal area. No skin is removed in this procedure and it is less invasive than other Tummy Tuck procedures.

Stretch Mark Scar Treatment

Stretch marks or striae, as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with a silvery white hue. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are generally associated with pregnancy, obesity, and can develop during rapid muscle growth from body building. Stretch marks are the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth (e.g. puberty) or weight gain (e.g. pregnancy), and anabolic steroid use. Although the skin is fairly elastic, rapid stretching of the skin will leave permanent stretch marks.

Stretch marks (also referred to as striae distensae. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings include striae atrophicae, vergetures, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, striae distensae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

Stretch marks quickly turn indented white (an inactive state)and do not respond to traditional treatment. If  scars are new, 30 days old, red or discolored you can apply traditional ReJuveness products. If your scars are white we recommend incorporating the ReJuveness Derma Roller into your regiment.

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ReJuveness Nutraceutical Skin Care

Skin care from the inside out for mature, wrinkled, sun burnt skin, brittle nails, calluses, diminish photo-aging.

  • Tran dermal rosehip seed extract delivers vitamin C & A (retinol) to inner layers
  • Omega 6 and omega 3 rich
  • Age defying, clarifying, firming, replenishing
  • Enhances high water retention in skin
  • Anti-oxidant intensive

Our herbologist and organic chemist developed a memory serum from the skin of the rose hip seed. We believes rose hips are helpful for wound healing and for ulcerated areas in diabetics. “Rose hips have an antiaging effect against the sun, and with their omega-3 and omega-6 properties, have the ability to reverse damage.

Roses are said to be emotional uplifters, curbing stress. But a range of additional properties are also associated with the rose. They have a high nutrient content — including vitamin C, which is used to treat infections and heal wounds — as well as anti-microbial, antiaging, and circulatory benefits.

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that plays an important role in anti-aging skin care. The purest and most active form of Vitamin A, Retinol aids in the resurfacing and rejuvenating of skin, helping to impart a clearer, more vibrant complexion for all ages and skin types.