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Practical advice, training, information and downloadable resources for helping health care professionals discuss scarring and stretch marks (striae).
Scars and striae affect a large proportion of the population, however despite how commonly they occur they can have a psychosocial impact that affects a person's wellbeing. In fact 26%* of nurses have seen patients experience delayed recovery from accidents due to the psychological effects their scars have, and one in seven midwives have experienced cases where a woman's stretch marks have directly affected her recovery from birth or bond with her baby.
Bio-Oil is a specialist skin care treatment oil available from pharmacies which is used for improving the appearance of new and old scars and stretch marks. It is also commonly used to help improve skin elasticity during pregnancy and periods of rapid growth to help prevent the formation of stretch marks.
* source: survey of 251 primary care nurses conducted via Nursing in Practice on behalf of Bio-Oil, July 2011