Finger massage can help to improve scar tissue. Following surgery massage can commence once the wound has sufficiently sealed and healed to be touched with the finger tips.
Dependent upon the nature of surgery and the size of the surgical site it may well be worth checking with the Doctor or Nurse treating you before starting massage.
Ideally massage should be undertaken several times a day. If this isn't possible try to massage as frequently as possible, at least once a day.
Using a dermatology recommended moisturiser, oil or sun protection cream as the massage medium and clean finger-tips gently work in a spiral or circular movement, using moderate pressure, over the scar area. Many patients report excellent healing using this method so it might well be worth giving this technique a try.
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