Scar tissue is usually pink or red and does not contain sweat glands or hair follicles. Some types of scars can contain blood vessels and nerves, but most do not. Once a scar is formed the skin cannot regenerate itself in that location. Over time, the scar may begin to discolor but is rarely completely disappears.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is our best defense against pathogens. Open skin injuries produce scars after the healing process. It is our body’s natural healing process and how visible these scars become is dependent on a number of factors including, the nature of the injury, healing time, age and race.
There are many treatments for scar removal including chemical peels, filler injections, dermabrasion, laser treatment, steroids, semi-occlusive and pressure dressings and radiotherapy. Some of these treatments can be very expensive and they may not be effective at all. Another treatment option that is becoming very popular are natural therapies. They are fast, easy and cost effective. Treatments like Dr. Sheffield’s Scar Gel are designed to reduce swelling, redness and pain that come from scarring.
Scar treatments range in ingredients from all natural and herbal treatments to homeopathic treatments to synthetic treatments. There are many available choices on the market. This product contains the following ingredients:
• Purified Water
• PEG 6
• Allium Cepa Bulb Extract
• Xanthum Gum
• Sorbic Acid
The manufacturer recommends applying the gel in a thin manner all over the affected area three times a day for 8 weeks. Application may take 3-6 months depending on the existing scar.
No side effects could be identified for this product. As always, with any scar treatment, contact your doctor before use.
Internet pricing may vary from website to website. At the time of writing this review this product was found at a price of $4.20 for a 1 oz container.
Many people want a guarantee as an assurance that if they don’t get the results that they are looking for, they will not be punished. Depending on where you buy this product, individual websites may off their own money-back guarantees.
When researching this product, a manufacturer money-back guarantee was not found.
There are a lot of great scar treatment products on the market, including Dr. Sheffield’s Scar Gel. However, considering the ingredients this product, its price and the fact that they do not offer a guarantee, a consumer may feel weary of making this purchase.
This product is not FDA approved.