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Silicone Scar Treatment (6222)

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Silicone Scar Treatment

Any injury or surgery on your skin may
result in a scar. While most scars improve
over time, some scars may worsen and cause
discomfort. How your skin heals depends
on many things such as where the scar is,
your age, and how the injury occurred.
Below are common questions about scarring
and information about silicone scar
treatments used to improve scars.

When will my scar look better?
After a skin injury or surgery, a scar may
look worse (more red and raised) for 2 to 4
months before it looks better. In most cases,
scars will improve for up to one year. Most
plastic surgeons will wait one year before
thinking about a scar revision surgery.

What can I do to make my scar look
better?
Although there are many products on the
market that claim to improve scars, there is
little proof to show that they really work.
Below are measures based on studies that
have been shown to improve the way most
scars look.

How should I treat my scar?
ξ Massage the scar for 5 minutes, 3
times a day until it is soft and flat.
This may take a few months.
ξ Limit exposure of the scar to
sunlight. If the scar is exposed to the
sun, apply a SPF 30 sunscreen daily
for the next 4 months.
ξ Apply either silicone gel sheeting or
silicone ointment as instructed.
These products must be used daily
for at least 2 months to work.
Silicone gel is one of the few
products proven to help improve
scars.

If your drug store does not carry silicone
scar treatment products, you may order them
from these Allied Biomedical sources.
ξ Cimeosil® Gel Sheeting is good for
most scars on the body.
ξ Cimeosil® Breast Reduction Scar
Gel Sheet is ideal for use after breast
reduction surgery.
ξ Cimeosil® Scar Management Kit
may be used for smaller scars.
ξ Cimeosil® Scar Gel is good for your
face or other areas where it is hard to
apply the gel sheets.

You may contact them at 1-800-276-1322 or
one of these websites:

www.alliedbiomedical.com/store/catalog.

www.alliedbiomedical.com/scarmanage.html

There are other silicone products you may
wish to try. A gel product similar to
Cimeosil® Scar Gel is Hanson Medical’s
Scarfade® which is used to treat scars on
your face.

You may contact them at: 1-800-771-2215
or http://scarfade.com