Acne is a problematic condition for many people. Aside from its prevalence, it also has damaging effects to the skin, causing scars and other blemishes. From acne creams and serums to surgical treatments, there are many treatments to choose from. One type of treatment is Cicatrix, which is specifically intended to treat different scars.
What is Cicatrix?
Cicatrix is a kind of product suitable for acne treatment. It helps encourage and speed up scar healing and helps protect the skin from other possible damages. Cicatrix also aids in proper skin epithelialization. This is crucial in the reconstruction of the skin. There are two active ingredients found in Cicatrix: Pinus Sylvestris and Centella Asiatica. These two components help activate the molecular process of the skin. Cicatrix’s mix of ingredients also helps stimulate the synthesis of two types of collagen: I and III. These two collagen forms control chronic inflammation in the tissue of the scar. Collagen I and III are also responsible for epidermal homeostasis. Both phenomena help speed up the healing process.
When to Use
Cicatrix can be used for acne since it can repair broken skin fast. It can also be used to treat scars such as hypertrophic and keloid. Cicatrix is very efficient in treating acne scars because it efficiently repairs the skin following any thermal, chemical or mechanical damages. It burns acne marks and helps prevent the skin from breaking again. For acne treatment, Cicatrix is used at for at least six weeks.
How to Use
Cicatrix is applied in the same way as any cream or serum would be applied. Initially, apply a small amount of Cicatrix in a clockwise manner on the affected areas or both cheeks. Then change the direction to counterclockwise. To make sure that the skin properly absorbs Cicatrix, combine clockwise and counterclockwise movements. Apply Cicatrix in a zigzag motion to make sure that each affected area is covered.
A 2007 study conducted by Dr. Hana Zelenkova supported the effectiveness of treating acne with Cicatrix. The research had 29 participants, and among them Cicatrix was found to be 87 percent effective. About 50 percent of the participants found the product very effective, whereas 37 percent found it effective. A total of 10 percent had no reaction to the product, while 3 percent were not able to tolerate Cicatrix application. Zelenkova is the president of the European Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology.
The effectiveness of the cream varies by person. For instance, one person is susceptible to some components while others are completely immune. A 2006 study published in the Japaneses journal Vis Dermatol, demonstrated the effectiveness of one type of Cicratrix as opposed to other versions. Laser beam treatment using hypertrophic Cicatrix or atrophic Cicatrix was effective in improving skin tone and tubercle. However, it was not effective in treating carved lesions. The study concluded that further research is needed to ensure complete skin treatment using Cicatrix.