Before and After

This is after just one session with the LPG Machine.

You can see that the finger was hard to press down due to tightness in the first video. This was also causing the patient a feeling of tightness and pain.

After the scar machine was used you can see in the second video, the finger extends without as much pressure. You can also see the tendon gliding and not getting stuck. The patient reports after this session there was no pain with extension.

Scar Prevention

To prevent scars forming in the first place, it’s important to treat the wound effectively from the start. The four main things to look at are:

  • Tension relief
  • Hydration – too moist or dry
  • Pressure garments
  • Microbial load

Use the right Dressing: The greatest tension of a wound is at its edges, this is one of the reasons stitches are used (also to narrow the area to create a collagen bridge). It is important the right dressing is used and the right size. This takes in to account having a wound that is not too moist or too dry. It is also important to consider tape that may occlude the wound.

Apply Silicon products: when used early can hydrate the scar across the stratum corneum and hence prevent excessive scaring.

Protect the wound from the sun: Once the wound has closed and the skin has healed, protect it from the sun to prevent discoloration. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can darken scars and make them more prominent. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF or cover the area with clothing when going outside.

Massage the area: Once the wound has fully healed, you can begin gently massaging the area. Massaging the scar tissue can help break down collagen fibers and improve the overall appearance of the scar. Use a circular motion and apply gentle pressure while massaging.

Types of Scars

There are different types of scars but the two main types are Keloid and Hypertrophic.


A keloid scar is a type of raised scar that occurs when the body produces too much collagen in response to an injury or wound. These scars can be thick, rubbery, and often extend beyond the boundaries of the original injury. Keloid scars can be itchy, tender, and even painful. They can develop anywhere on the body, but are more common on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes.

Hypertrophic scars

A hypertrophic scar is a type of raised scar that develops when there is an overproduction of collagen during the healing process of a wound. However, unlike keloid scars, hypertrophic scars tend to stay within the boundaries of the original injury. They can be red, raised, and firm, and can also be itchy or painful. Hypertrophic scars commonly occur on the chest, back, shoulders, and joints, and may take several months to a year or more to fully mature.