How to Remove a Hypertrophic Scar With Copper Peptide

Updated April 17, 2017

A scar is a mark that has been left after the healing of injured tissue. A hypertrophic scar is formed when an imbalance occurs in the healing process of a wound and too much collagen is produced, resulting in excess fibrous tissue. This excess tissue is also known as a raised scar. Copper peptide is an organic protein that is used to promote wound healing and skin renewal. It does this by removing damaged proteins from the skin and stimulating the formation of new, healthy tissue.

Cleanse the skin twice per day with a cleanser that contains some form of hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid or salicylic acid. These acids will help remove the superficial layers of skin, allowing the copper peptide to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Apply a copper peptide serum or cream to the skin one to two times per day. Start with applying the peptide serum or cream one time per day until the skin gets used to it, then increase the application to two times per day. Do not apply topical vitamin C to the skin at the same time as the copper peptide--the peptide will inactivate the vitamin C. If you want to use a topical vitamin C product along with the copper peptide, apply the vitamin C in the morning and the copper peptide before bed.

Visit a skin care professional and have a mild to moderate acid peel done on the scarred area. The acid peel will help to loosen the damaged proteins in the skin so that the copper peptide can remove them more efficiently and began to repair the skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Hydroxy acid cleanser
  • Copper peptide serum or cream
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