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Does silicone scar sheet cure keloids over a year old ?

Does silicone scar sheet cure keloids over a year old ?

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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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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?

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

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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

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

Silicone best: Absolutely. Silicone gel products work much better than mederma in my opinion and are just as easy to use. If you can't use the silicone sheets 24/7 then use a silicone gel product during the day and silicone sheets at night. ...Read more

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Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?

Can silicone gel sheet used on acne scars and mark left by acne and how long will it take to see the results?

Not sure: Silicone gel is used for scars, probably best for fresh scars to reduce the formation. On established scars it is unclear how well it works. Acne scars are well treated with chemical peels, microneedling and laser treatments. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use silicone gel sheet on acne scar on the face?

Is it safe to use silicone gel sheet on acne scar on the face?

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

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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 ?

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

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Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I had collagen injections?

Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I had collagen injections?

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

Silicone (Definition)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more