An accident when you were a child, the remaining evidence of acne in adolescence, a burn from the stove, a C-section scar from bringing a new life into this world. Scars are evidence of a life lived. We all have them, but for some of us they can be a significant source of unhappiness and embarrassment. Just because we all have scars doesn’t mean you have to live with the unsightly and painful reminders of your past.
Scar tissue is a result of the natural healing process. When the deep layer of the skin, called the dermis, is injured, the body reacts by forming new collagen fibers to mend these tissues. Imagine fixing a wool sweater- you “patch up” the missing or threadbare spots with new yarn, reinforcing the weak spots. The patched area will most definitely look different from the preexisting sweater, but it can now function as intended again. This is how scar tissue works, it is proof your body is healing itself. The only difference is, unlike the sweater, your body will not function exactly as before.
Let’s discuss the health issues associated with scars and scar tissue, and how to achieve scar healing with microcurrent therapy.
Types of Scars
There are several types of scars. What type of scar you have will depend on many things such as the cause of the injury, your age, and genetics.
- Hypertrophic: Red raised scars.
- Keloidal: like a hypertrophic scar, but spreads beyond the borders of the original injury, often appearing as raised and bumpy.
- Atrophic: leaves a noticeable pit or depression in the skin. This type of scar is known to be caused by acne.
- Contractile – flat tight and textured scars that restrict motion especially across a joint. Contractile scars are often caused by a burn.
Scars Hurt Emotionally and Physically
A scar can be as unique as the person who has it. It can be raised and bumpy, pitted, or have a pink shiny appearance. The appearance of a scar is dependent on many factors such as:
- the cause of the injury
- your age
- how quickly treatment is administered, and
- type of treatment administered.
Either way, many people find scars to be a nuisance. Major scars, or scars on prominent areas of the body (especially the face), can affect social interactions and/or the ability to attract a mate, and make a person feel ashamed or embarrassed. Some spend countless hours and dollars trying treatments that don’t work, and are left feeling defeated.
Aside from the emotional toll scars can have on you there are some surprising complications that come along with scars that manifest themselves physically. On the outside the scar may present itself as a simple mark on the skin, but studies have shown that inside the body the same scar may cause adhesion between tissues and organs or even fibrosis.
Scars Disrupt the Electrical Communication of Our Bodies
Studies have shown that the electrical properties of skin change if the skin epidermis is broken down by burning and scaring. This impediment can be triggered by not only unintentional scars, but intentional ones as well, like tattoos or piercings. As we discussed in our previous blog about regeneration with microcurrent, scar tissue obstructs the electrical communication of our bodies. A scar blocks the brain from effectively communicating with the injured area, thus hindering the healing process.
The entire autonomic nervous system can be thrown out of whack due to this lack of electrical communication. This is serious, because the autonomic nervous system controls your boy’s entire healing capability.
Scar Tissue and the Meridian System
The meridian system, also known as the primo vascular system, has long been acknowledged in traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Japanese, Hawaiian, Greek, Buddhist, and Hebrew medicine. It is defined as a channel in which vital energy flows. A 2003 study conducted in Korea was able to confirm the presence of these systems in adipose tissue. Scars are also known to disrupt the meridian system when channels of energy flow are crossed. Even the smallest of scars present around the midline of the body can have a profoundly negative effect to the meridian system.
Conventional Scar Treatments
Standard methods of treatment for scars can be costly, invasive, and unsuccessful in some cases. We investigated some of the most common types of treatment available.
- Injections: Steroid injections can be administered for raised, or keloid scars. The major side effects with this type of treatment is atrophy, thinning of the skin, and skin discoloration according to Johns Hopkins University.
- Surgical Removal and Injections: By far the most invasive approach, scars can be treated with dermabrasion, laser surgery, skin grafts, plastic surgery, and excision. These options can be very costly and can often require downtime for healing. Collagen and other fillers are also administered to scars that feature pitting. Fillers are not a long-term answer for scar treatment, and any dermal surgery comes with risk of complications, ranging from bruising to allergic reactions to infection to nerve damage and skin injury.
- Creams, ointments and Gels: These are available over the counter or by prescription. There is little evidence to support their efficacy, but they can provide a soothing feeling when applied.
Microcurrent Technology: An Effective Holistic Treatment for Scars
If conventional treatment hasn’t worked for you, or you want to avoid it all together, microcurrent therapy is a steadfast option with promising results that are backed by science. Research indicates that microcurrent technology aids in treating complications associated with scars and scar tissue. This treatment is non-invasive, appropriate for all ages, and pain free. Many people who have tried microcurrent for scar healing report the experience as being relaxing.
How Does it Work?
We talked earlier about how scar tissue disrupts the electrical communication in our bodies, hindering the healing process. The channels that allow the movement of energy in and out of the cells are blocked when scar tissue is present. This occurs because scar tissue is more positively charged than healthy skin.
Microcurrent scar treatments work by stimulating our cells to produce ATP. ATP is an organic chemical that provides our bodies the energy for most biological processes. When microcurrent therapy is administered, it repolarizes scar tissue, restores cell membrane function, releases adhesions, and relaxes muscle tissue. This all aids in the promotion of healing and better overall health.
The Bottom Line
Health care practitioners are now paying attention to the effect scars and scar tissue have on our overall health more than ever. Thus, microcurrent treatment is becoming an evermore popular treatment option with its non-invasive, pain-free nature and encouraging results. Even patients with failed outcomes from previous conventional therapy and medications have reported positive results from microcurrent scar therapy, providing a positive outlook for those who suffer from the physical and emotional consequences of scars.
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