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ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel Treatment FAQs

What is ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel ?

ScarMD® Scar Gel is a lightweight,self-drying silicone gel for the treatment of scars.ScarMD® Gel® contains Silicone which has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of scars, as well as reduce the discoloration associated with scars.

What is ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel made of ?

A proprietary blend of superior quality silicones

How does ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel work ?

ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel rapidly dries to form a custom fitted silicone sheet sheet; this silicone gel sheet layer is gas permeable, flexible and waterproof. Our Silicone Scar Gel forms a bond with the stratum corneum (the outer layer of the dermis composed of dead skin cells) forming a protective barrier against chemical, physical and microbial invasion of the scar site while assisting with hydration. This creates an environment that allows the scar to mature through normalized collagen synthesis cycles and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar

How long will it take for a scar to improve?

When using ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel, the recommended minimum treatment time is 60-90 days. Larger and older scars may take longer and continued use is recommended if improvement is still seen after the initial 90 days.

How should ScarMD® Scar Gel be applied?

  • Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry
  • Apply a very thin layer of gel and allow to dry
  • Apply ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel twice daily
  • For maximum effect and best results, ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel should have 24 hour contact with the skin
  • Once dry, ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel can be covered with sun block or cosmetics
  • If ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel has not dried within 4–5 minutes, you have probably used too much. Gently remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue.

On what types of scars is ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel effective ?

ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel is intended for the management of old and new hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma, wounds and burns. It may help to soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness or discoloration associated with them. It may also reduce any itching or irritation you may still be experiencing.

Does ScarMD® Scar Silicone Gel work on keloid and hypertrophic scars ?

In several medical studies silicone, the key ingredient of ScarMD® Scar Gel has been proven to flatten, soften, smooth and dramatically improve the discoloration noted with these types of aggressive scars.

Does ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel work on pitted acne scars ?

No. Topical scar treatments are not effective on pitted acne scars. If you have pitted acne scars, please see a dermatologist. She/he can discuss with you some of the latest treatments for managing these types of scars, including laser therapy, dermabrasion and fillers.

What are the advantages of using ScarMD® Scar Gel instead of silicone sheets?

ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel has all the benefits of silicone sheets without the inconvenience of tape allergies, difficulty of use and the potential for bacteria growth between the sheet and the skin are all problems inherent with sheeting.

Is ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel suitable to use on children ?

Yes, ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel is completely bio-compatible and is therefore suitable for the use on infants, children or people with sensitive skin

Does ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel have any odor associated with it?

No, ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel is 100% odor free

Are there any restrictions on the use of ScarMD® Scar Gel?

ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel is for external use only. Direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third degree burns and open wounds should be avoided. ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel should not be used on dermatological conditions that disrupt the integrity of the skin.

How do I clean the affected area before re-applying ScarMD® Scar Silicone Gel ?

The ScarMD® Scar Gel layer will dissipate as your skin cells naturally exfoliate, approximately 24 hours. If necessary, gentle washing with soap and water should remove any remainder. It is not necessary to remove the entire ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel layer prior to re-application.

Will ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel help heal older scars, or just new scars ?

ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel may help improve the appearance of older scars as well as newer scars.

Is your scar: Red? Raised? Hardened? Itchy? Painful?

ScarMD® Scar Gel can help.

How long should I use ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel to treat my scar ?

90 days is the recommended initial treatment period; however, depending upon the scar’s condition and age, treatment could be a bit shorter or longer. Depending on the size of the scar, each package is designed to offer a sufficient quantity of gel for 90 days of treatment, applied twice a day.

How long will it take to see results?

The timing of results varies greatly from person to person. Clinical data shows that results can be seen in as little as 2 weeks using ScarMD™ Silicone Scar Gel twice daily, however on the majority of scars more noticeable improvement took about 3 months. Reduction of redness and itching are usually the first results noted.

Should I continue to apply ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel after 90 days?

If you are still progressing at 90days, continue to apply ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel until you are no longer seeing improvement.

When can I start to apply ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel after surgery?

You can start to apply ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel after the stitches have been removed and the wound is closed.

Is ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel effective on all skin types?

ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel has undergone rigorous clinical study and is proven to be effective on all skin types and colors.

Will ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel harm my hair?

No, ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel will not harm your hair. There is no effect from ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel on hair.

What is the difference between silicone gel sheets and ScarMD® Silicone Scar Gel ?

Silicone sheets have a number of disadvantages over silicone gels: They can displace over time and while sleeping, bacteria can be trapped under them, they can cause excess sweating and can mascerate the skin beneath the sheet.  Silicone gels bind to your skin and remove these disadvantages, and are shown to have equal clinical results.

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