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Scars & booboos

Scars & booboos

Scars & Booboos

Recognize the different types of scars

Normal or "good" scars

Normal or "good" scars

which are soft, flat and white.

Atrophic or "pitted" scars

Atrophic or "pitted" scars

where the tissue is hollow and indented. Typically caused by acne scars or chickenpox and can affect anyone.

Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scars

which are hard, red and raised or swollen.

Keloid scars

Keloid scars

which are hard, bulky and extend beyond the confines of the original wound.

How to treat my child's scars & booboos

Cicaplast

The expert range for skin recovery

To take care of skin once it has healed, CICAPLAST is La Roche-Posay's expert offer to care for superficial skin irritations.

Scars and booboos Products

Normal Scar

Step 1

Apply product to your index finger and dab it onto the center of the scar, before massaging all the way along the scar in lengthwise to-and-fro movement.

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Step 2

Apply the same to-and-fro motion bit in the axis perpendicular to the scar

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Broad Scar

Step 1

Apply product to your index finger and dab along both edges of the scar, working in twisting motions all the way along the 1st edge until the skin is softened. Work in the same twisting motions along the other edge.

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Step 2

Once you have softened both edges, work in strokes perpendicular to the 1st edge, bringing it closer to the 2nd, and vice versa.

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Step 3

Then pinch the 2 edges between your fingers, bringing them into the center.

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Step 4

To finish, smooth all along the scar.

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Raised Scar

Step 1

Apply product to your index finger then dab along the scar. Pinch the scar between your thumb and index finger, resting the skin on the thumb and massaging the scar by rolling your index and middle fingers.

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Step 2

Apply the same technique, but from the other side of the scar.

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Step 3

If the scar is supple enough, carry out the same movement but along the vertical axis.

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Hollow Scar

Step 1

Apply product to your index finger then dab along the scar.
Pinch the scar between your thumb and index finger, resting the skin on the thumb and massaging the scar by rolling your index and middle fingers.

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Step 2

Apply the same technique, but form the other side of the scar.

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Step 3

If the scar is supple enough, carry out the same movement but along the vertical axis.

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1Cleanse to remove impurities, purify and soothe

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Purifying soothing foaming gel

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2Soothe and repair skin's protective barrier

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BAUME B5

Repairs, protects and helps skin recover from irritations (chapping, rough patches...). Immediately soothes heating sensations.

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3Protect to optimize healing

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BAUME B5 spf50

The new expert care for irritated skin exposed to UV and presenting a risk of hyperpigmentation.

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