Compounded Scar Cream
SCAR CREAM is designed to soften, smooth, flatten, lighten and dramatically improve the overall appearance of both old and new scars.
SCAR CREAM, while improving the appearance of preexisting scars, can also help prevent scarring disorders, including hypertrophic and keloidal scarring. Both hypertrophic and keloidal scars are the result of excessive collagen produced in the healing process. Due to the excess scar tissue, scars will appear raised, thick, and darker than typical scars. While hypertrophic scars remain confined to the area of the original wound, keloids extend into the surrounding tissue. Scar Cream is designed to prevent the excessive collagen production which causes these disorders.
PRACASIL™-PLUS is a silicone base used in our Scar Cream Formulations. It is specifically designed for use in scar and skin treatments. PracaSil™-Plus reduces inflammation and buildup of scar tissue. It is also designed to create a resilient film on the skin, so that your scar receives as much exposure to the medication as possible.
PRACASIL™-PLUS CONTAINS Pracaxi Oil, which is derived from the pracaxi tree, found in the Amazon rainforest. Pracaxi Oil is rich in beneficial fatty acids and has historically been used for a variety of medicinal and cosmetic purposes. It can have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It is also used in hair and skin products to condition and smooth.
Active Ingredients in COMPOUNDED SCAR CREAM FORMULATIONS
Corticosteroid. Reduces redness, inflammation, and swelling. Used to treat various skin conditions.
Increases blood flow in the peripheral blood vessels. Pentoxifylline also blocks transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), an enzyme which plays a role in cell growth, and decreases the formation of collagen, an important factor in scar tissue growth.
An anti-allergic drug. Can inhibit collagen synthesis, reducing keloids and hypertrophic scars.
A calcium channel blocker / vasodilator. Calcium is responsible for fibroblasts, which produce collagen, an important part of skin tissue growth. Fibroblasts also produce collagenase, which breaks down collagen. As a calcium channel blocker, verapamil decreases collagen and increases collagenase, to help break down scar tissue and halt its growth.