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Is cica care silicone bandage effective for mohs surgery scar?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cica-care

Cica-care? is a self-adhesive gel sheet that is medically proven to be up to 90% effective in the improvement of red, dark or raised scars.
It can also be used on closed wounds to prevent hypertrophic scar or keloid formation.

In brief: Cica-care

Cica-care? is a self-adhesive gel sheet that is medically proven to be up to 90% effective in the improvement of red, dark or raised scars.
It can also be used on closed wounds to prevent hypertrophic scar or keloid formation.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes or

For any scar.

In brief: Yes or

For any scar.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If this healed raised scar it can slowly soften and flatten the scar. It can be used in conjunction with steroids i jection.
Laser can also be used to decrease the thickness of a raised scar such as the pulse dye laser.

In brief: Yes

If this healed raised scar it can slowly soften and flatten the scar. It can be used in conjunction with steroids i jection.
Laser can also be used to decrease the thickness of a raised scar such as the pulse dye laser.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe?

Silicone topical treatments are effective to help wound healing but i'm not familiar with that product.
I have good experience with scar-fade. Ask your surgeon if he has a preference.

In brief: Maybe?

Silicone topical treatments are effective to help wound healing but i'm not familiar with that product.
I have good experience with scar-fade. Ask your surgeon if he has a preference.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes , try also mederma over the counter.

In brief: Yes

Yes , try also mederma over the counter.
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

All the silicone scar care products have been shown to be effective in reducing scar appearance.

In brief: Yes

All the silicone scar care products have been shown to be effective in reducing scar appearance.
Dr. Robert Stroup
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Silicone for scars

Any silicone gel based treatment may provide improvement in appearance of hypertrophic scars.
Response may take a minimum of 3 weeks and may take up to 9 months to see maximal improvement. Avoid sun exposure. Topical scar massage may also expedite the scar maturation process.

In brief: Silicone for scars

Any silicone gel based treatment may provide improvement in appearance of hypertrophic scars.
Response may take a minimum of 3 weeks and may take up to 9 months to see maximal improvement. Avoid sun exposure. Topical scar massage may also expedite the scar maturation process.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

This and other brands of silicone gel or sheeting is helpful for scars and prevention of keloids.
It is important to apply some sort of wound care product whether it be silicone, mederma, aquaphor or petrolatum for several weeks to months on a scar to help with the healing process.

In brief: Yes

This and other brands of silicone gel or sheeting is helpful for scars and prevention of keloids.
It is important to apply some sort of wound care product whether it be silicone, mederma, aquaphor or petrolatum for several weeks to months on a scar to help with the healing process.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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