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Scar Silicone Sheet
I have used dr. Schools corn remover and the corn is shiny and embarrassing to look at. Can I use scar away silicone sheets to rid the scar?
Actually Simple.: It sounds as though you have begun the process of "treating the treatment". The use of more and more product to treat the consequences of previous failed treatments. Understand that corns are the intended results of skin being trapped between bone and shoe. The remedy is to ether remove the shoe, and its offending pressure, or remove the bone. The corn is the body's way of protecting the toe. ...Read more
Keloids: When a keloid forms the collagen is abnormally layed down causing the lesion to grow outside of the scar. Siilicone is good for fresh scars and hypertrophic scras however kenalog (triamcinolone) injections into the keloid is a good first round treatment option. This is routinely performed by plastic surgeons and dermatologist. ...Read more
Oil burn: This is a big possibility, but you should visit a dermatologist. ...Read more
Why can't you use silicone sheet for scar for 24 hours straight away instead of build up time each day?
I think you can.: Those things are expensive! But if you develop any irritation, you may need to cut back. ...Read more
Is it ok if I use 2 different scar product? Mederma at day time and silicone sheet (or maybe Contractubex) at night? My scar is very new from surgery
Can I use cica care silicone sheet on a scar? The instruction says do not use on skin currently affected by acne. But my scar is caused by acne
If not active: If there is no active infection, its ok to use. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does silicone sheet shrink and fade new keloids? I have many new keloids on my neck. Formed from acne. Does silicone sheet fade the keloid scar?
Scar care: The use of silicone sheeting has been used for scar care with some documented results. Mederma is an OTC medication from onion extract has shown excellent results, although should probably be used after dermatology consultation. If you continue with scarring from "new acne" there are advances in topical treatments that may stopped new outbreaks of acne and should be recommended to prevent keloids ...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 more
Probably not.: If you injection was for depressed scar, the collagen injection was to imcrease volume under the scar. Normally, you use silicon sheetng as a prevention of hypertrophic scar. I will ask this question to your treating doctor. ...Read more
Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I have already gotten collagen injections there?
Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!
They both can help but the best answer is the one that you use correctly. Mederma's instruction is to massage the cream on the scar about four times a day; no one really does this. Silicone solution has to be applied daily and allowed to dry. Silicone pads have to be held in place on the scar for months.
Use the product that works best for your scar location and lifestyle. ...Read more
Are the effects of silicone creams for hypertrophic scars permanent? Or I have to use them forever?
SCARS develop slowly over time you may have to use whatever "helps" again although continuous use for a lifetime is unlikely!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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.
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 more
I have a pink scar that is 7 months old and my skin is brown. If I use silicone sheets will it cause more hypopigmentation? I don't want a white scar
Silicone sheet no us: This pink color scar will gradually change its color and will be very much like your skin color. It may take take few moths to become brown in color. Sillcone sheets is not going to help in any way because this is healed scar and does not need covering. But silicone sheet does not cause hypo pigmentation. ...Read more
I have a dark scar line from circumcision that I wish to have removed. Silicone and onion bulb extract aren't working. What options do I have? Laser?
Here are some. ..: Known to us, life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity; so is the expected post-circumcision scar. Whatever the scar after circ would be, it will be with you forever. Removing it by any means will still leave behind with a scar. So, see urologist If you've an unusual prominent keloid, which can be softened with topical steroid injection. ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Reduce NOT rid: Otc silicones have not been put to a good consumers report test to the best of my knowledge & I understand your confusion. As a physician it is also hard to compare the products head to head as they all have different combinations of products which may have some benefits. I prefer those products containing silicone & sunblock or sunscreen. There are many to choose from and should be used 4-9 month. ...Read more
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
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?
I bought a silicone based lubricant. This is not meant for scars. Can I use it to help heal a scar? Lot less expensive then ones labeled scar healer!
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 more
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?
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