Wirral plastic surgeon harnesses the power of tea to develop cream to prevent scarring

By Lorna Hughes | October 17, 2015

Douglas McGeorge, who is based at Spire Murrayfield Hospital near Irby, worked with scientist Dr Ardeshir Bayat

Spire Murrayfield Hospital near Heswall. Plastic Surgeon Douglas McGeorge with the Solution for Scars cream which he helped develop.

A Wirral plastic surgeon is using the therapeutic powers of the cuppa to help prevent scarring.

Douglas McGeorge, a former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), used green tea to create a cream he says switches off the body’s inflammatory response once a wound is healed – reducing itching and discomfort and limiting scar thickening.

Mr McGeorge, who is based at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Thingwall worked with scientist Dr Ardeshir Bayat over a number of years to develop the cream.

The two medics have now formed their own company, Science of Skin Ltd, and are selling the cream online for £18.99.

Mr McGeorge said: “If you operate on a foetus while it is still in the womb the baby will be born without a scar. This is because before birth skin and tissue is repaired by regeneration.

“But post birth we heal in a different way, by inflammation, which is far quicker as the body needs to repair more quickly, but unfortunately it results in scars.

“What Solution for Scars cream does, once it is absorbed into the skin, is turn off the body’s inflammatory response which can create thickened, uncomfortable scars.”

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Source: Wirral plastic surgeon harnesses the power of tea to develop cream to prevent scarring – Liverpool Echo