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How it Works

Understanding wound healing and  what causes a scar to develop is the first step

 A wound is any traumatic injury to the skin, the surface organ of the body that prevents impurities and contaminants from affecting the internal organs. A scar is the final step in the process of healing.  Hence, scars can not inherently be avoided when  skin trauma has occurred. However, post care of the skin after trauma can make the difference between developing a normal scar or an abnormal undesired scar. You would never know what it would have been like if you simply did nothing to care for your skin while it is healing on its own. The skin is our largest organ and like any other we need to do what we can to help this process.


4 phases wound healing

The Inflammation Stage

The inflammation stage is the body’s first response to a wound. A wound is traumatic, and the body responds to trauma by flooding the affected area with nutrient-rich blood. This is why fresh wounds are often hot to the touch or inflamed, puffy, and red. Helix Aspersa, found in SkinQD’s treatment formula, can work to reduce inflammation and speed the healing process. SkinQD’s formula also contains BoNT-L peptides, which reduce muscle movement in the affected area to allow healing to commence.

The Proliferation Stage

It is in this stage that SkinQD’s formula, and the high concentration of Helix Aspersa contained in this treatment, becomes most effective. During the proliferation stage of wound healing, the body begins to replace damaged skin by increasing the production of collagen. Collagen is the substance that gives skin its springy and resilient texture. Helix Aspersa works, first, to speed the production of new collagen around the site of the wound. This shortens the period of time it takes for the wound to begin healing.

The body, though, will naturally produce collagen over time, so helping to speed the process is simply not enough to prevent keloid scars from forming. That’s where Helix Aspersa accomplishes something truly remarkable. By applying the SkinQD formula to the site of a wound twice a day, the rate at which collagen is produced and the distribution of the new collagen is kept in check. Keloid scarring consists of large, raised scars that extend beyond the original site of the wound. While the reason for this overreaction of the body is largely a mystery, it is known that Helix Aspersa is able to prevent excessive collagen formation and distribution.

The Maturation Stage

During the maturation stage, the wound has fully closed and the body begins completing the collagen restoration and remodeling process. Continuing to apply the SkinQD treatment to the affected area during this stage will prevent the body from creating excessive collagen and reduce the likelihood that a keloid scar or large hypertrophic scar will develop.

Keloid removal often requires painful surgery with a difficult recovery time. It is preferable to use SkinQD’s Helix Aspersa formula to regulate the healing process and prevent these scars from forming in the first place.