Scar Management

Anytime surgery is performed, there is a 100% chance of scar formation. 

We strive to provide our patients with the least visible scar possible, however, the longer it takes to heal, the greater the likelihood of developing a scar.


It can take up to a year and a half for scars to fully form. Scar massage is a great tool to decrease scar formation. If your scar is older than 2 years, massage is not a helpful tool.

Why massage?

• Promoting collagen remodeling by applying pressure to scars

  • Helping to decrease itching 

• Providing moisture and flexibility to the scar 

When to massage?

Stop massaging if you experience:

Redness, bleeding, the scar feels warmer than the skin around it, or if there is more pain than usual at the site of the scar 

Avoid the sun

Scars don’t tan, they burn!

We recommend using SPF 30 or greater when your feet/ ankles are exposed for at least 1 year following surgery/trauma.

Use a moisturizer

The best time to apply a moisturizer to your skin is within the first three minutes after bathing. We recommend the use of a moisturizer daily and incorporating it into your massage. 

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