Help at your fingertips: Minimise your scars

Laser resurfacing uses laser to remove the outermost layers of skin to improve appearance.
Lasers can help decrease inflammation in scars, thereby reducing any discomfort and itching.PHOTO: ST FILE

It is common in Asian cultures to hear of elders advising those who have chickenpox to avoid consuming dark sauce in case their scars turn dark.

Another old wives' tale is to avoid eating seafood and eggs after surgery as these foods will cause ugly scarring.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'Minimise your scars'. Print Edition | Subscribe