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Does Silicone Gel Really Work For Scars
Scar improvement: Silicone gel is actually one of the only scar treatments that has data to show it's effectiveness. Other treatments that have been shown to have positive results include covering the scar with paper tape and/or the use of compressive garments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How does the silicone gel patch work on scars? I've been using it since 11/29/14. It help tremendously but I'm not sure if it's doing anything now
I have a few hypertrophic scars on my left inner forearm. They are a little over 2 years old and completely healed. Would silicone gel work on them?
Very useful: Silicone gel sheets, now available in patches by several manufacturers, have been found to be very useful in remodeling scar tissue. The gentle pressure applied to the skin by the patch will slowly flatten scars and keloids. They need to be worn regularly for several weeks to months for its full effect. ...Read more
I have 4 pigmented scars on my face. Would silicone gel(dermatix) work for these Scars. One is slightly hypertrophic.
Probably not: Sometimes we can inject the raised one with a steroid. For the darker marks there are a few options. It is best to see a dermatologist. In the meantime sun protection is essential. ...Read more
Not usually: More helpful on raised scars. Depressed scars more often require removal and repair to give the tissue margins better support under the skin. Depressions can occur with loss of deeper fat tissues, or if the wound separates due to tension after closure. See you local plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?
Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for hypertrophic scars, is it best to use silicone sheets or silicone gel. Or is it possible to use both?
Scars: Silicone sheets and gels can be very helpful but usually you need to be consistent and the usually time frame is three months. No need to use both just one or the other. However, it is not perfect and if there is not adequate resolution of the scar, you may need to seek consultation with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I just bought a scar away silicone gel with massaging applicator for my hypertrophic scar.i need to learn how to used?and for how many days i have to?
Please can you suggest me an effective medicine against acne scars?i was using hexilak silicone gel which was quiet effective.should i continue..?
Acne Scarring: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Silicone gel has been shown to help scars. It's ok to continue that indefinitely. ...Read more
Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?
Yes: Though it would be safe, i doubt that you would be able to keep the sheet in place long enough for it to be effective. For silicone gel sheeting to effectively flatten raised scars it should be used for, at least, 12-18 hours a day. There are more "convenient" ways to try and improve scars on the face. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? will either help with a keloid?
Safe but ineffective: While these are indeed safe to use while breastfeeding, spend the money buying a toy or cute outfit for your new baby as they will not be very effective in treating keloids. See a dermatologist for more appropriate options for your keloids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doctor, Can I use Key Hexilak Silicone Gel (Key Ingredients: Polysiloxanes & Silicon Dioxide) for my face scars (chicken pox scars, 15 days old)?
Scars/sili/gel?: Only if you are FIRST seen by a doctor to see the appearance of the CP scars! ...Read more
Does the silicone gels like (scar away,maderma) have risks by using
them on hypertrophic scars?
And if there any risks can anyone tell me about them.
How long after surgery can I safely apply a silicone scar gel to the incision to prevent unsightly scars? Which brand of scar gel do you recommend?
Hi, I hit forehead 10 days ago and 9 stitch up, for scar in my eyebrow, which product is better ? Mederma scar gel or Kelo-cote Silicone ? Thanks
Silicone based: Silicone based products are superior to Mederma which contains Allium, naturally occurring in onions. Studies have essentially been equivocal when looking at the effectiveness of Mederma. The effectiveness of silicone based products has been well demonstrated in research trials. ...Read more
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