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Does silicone gel really work for scars?

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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, yes , yes

Silicone gel sheeting, if applied properly, has been shown to be effective along with scar massage/pressure.

In brief: Yes, yes , yes

Silicone gel sheeting, if applied properly, has been shown to be effective along with scar massage/pressure.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Silicone gel sheeting is very effective at soothing, smoothing and reducing redness in scars.
By keeping the surface occluded and moist, the sites often will resolve sooner and will less scarring.

In brief: Yes

Silicone gel sheeting is very effective at soothing, smoothing and reducing redness in scars.
By keeping the surface occluded and moist, the sites often will resolve sooner and will less scarring.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Susan Kolb
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often

Silicone gel can improve raised and red scars but can also cause allergic reaction in sensitive patients (often patients who have had defective breast implants).

In brief: Often

Silicone gel can improve raised and red scars but can also cause allergic reaction in sensitive patients (often patients who have had defective breast implants).
Dr. Susan Kolb
Dr. Susan Kolb
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