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Silicone Sheets For Scars
Why can't you use silicone sheet for scar for 24 hours straight away instead of build up time each day?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar Improvement: Yes. Research performed by myself in the wound healing research laboratory at northwestern university definitively demonstrated a decrease in molecular skin signaling that leads to scar formation when treated with silicone gel. This work won me the 2007 young investigator award from the wound healing society. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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