Paper Tape: Using Paper Tape for Prettier Scarsby The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery

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Paper Tape: Using Paper Tape for Prettier Scars

Jun 7, 2018 | Body, Face

If you have any other questions about recovery or a potential treatment, contact Dr. Michael Workman’s office today to get answers to your plastic surgery questions.

Get a Better Scar

We love sharing this little secret that can give you a better scar. The paper tape trick allows you to get a cleaner, prettier scar when you are recovering. You can get paper tape at most drug stores. It comes in either white or skin-tone.

How to Apply Paper Tape to a Scar

Let’s talk through the process of how to apply paper tape to a scar.

We recommend that our patients apply the tape anywhere from 6 months to a year because that corresponds to how long it takes for the skin to heal.

Why Does Paper Tape Work on Scars?

We don’t know exactly how it paper tape works on scars. Some have suggested that it keeps the scar moister or that it reduces the skin tension on the edges of the wound.

If you want to get a better scar, go down to the drug store and get some tape, put it on that incision, and just be patient.

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