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The Cadogan Clinic is currently offering a reduced service in light of the government's January lockdown guidelines.

All of our services will be delivered in line with the UK government's social distancing measures and fully compliant with all PPE guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

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What can I do to achieve a better scar?

Although scarring is largely a function of the trauma involved in creating it in the first place, for those patients undergoing elective surgery the following activity is recommended.

+ Take a pre-emptive BILHI genetic scarring test. This will give your surgical team the best idea of your genetic disposition toward poor scarring, and the team can plan accordingly
+ If you suffer from a chronic diseas, ensure that you are in the very best possible condition ahead of surgery. Infection rates and healing speed and quality can be directly impacted
+ Ensure you are properly nourished: overly nourished (obese) patients suffer more infections whilst underly nuourished (those lacking vitamins) lack the necessary elements to drive recovery
+ Avoid smoking. Smoking is always bad for healing and patients undergoing face lifts, breast reductions and lifts and abdominal reductions should stop smoking three weeks before surgery. If smokers are also over weight then the risk is greatly increased.
+ Avoid the sun – scars are sun sensitive. Post surgery it is important to stay out of the sun for a period of time, and use factor 50 sunblcok. Patients with olive or darker skin need particularly to avoid sunshine
+ Avoid exercise initially – exercise will cause tension in the wound and should be reduced in the first two weeks

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How to get rid of scars depends on the nature of your scarring and the extent of your scarring.

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In The Press This Week

This month Cadogan Clinic consultants feature in Glamour Magazine and The Strategist discussing facial oils and skin issues related to face masks, whilst Clinic Founder Mr Bryan Mayou discusses post-lockdown trends in the plastic surgery market and a faster than expected rebound for the sector

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