still remember when I fell off a ladder in high school and got a scratch on my back from the ladder. At the time, I thought it was a deep scratch, and it was not treated. To this day, it's still relatively obvious and has caused me regret. Scars are a sign of damaged skin healing. The collagen produced in the wound area overproliferates and pushes the thin skin upwards, creating a scar. If this wound healing process proceeds abnormally, it may turn into a hypertrophic scar or keloid and therefore requires careful management. Large scars on the body make it difficult to get dressed or perform activities. Especially for women, the scars on the body are a serious blow. Even a small scar can be seen as a cosmetic flaw, limited outdoor activities due to the inability to digest swimwear or show fashion. This article will tell you how to remove scars; let me take a look at it below.
About silicone gel?
Silicone gel is a topical ointment for treating scars, and its main ingredient is polysiloxane.
◎Features of silicone gel: After the silicone gel dries quickly, it can form a transparent film on the surface of the skin.
◎Silicon gel indications: It is suitable for treating healed wounds and scars on uninjured skin.
◎Silicon gel effect: It has the effect of mildly reducing scar congestion and preventing scar hyperplasia. It can prevent the formation of scars, keep the skin hydrated, and reduce the itching, discomfort, and other symptoms of the skin at the scar.
Why do I need to use silicone sheets?
Silicone gel improves the appearance of scars by softening, leveling, and reducing discoloration. Silicone gel may also help reduce the itching often associated with scarring. Silicone is transparent and does not cause pain when applied to the skin.
What types of Longterm Medical Silicone Gel Scar Dressings are available?
① Silicone scar dressing flakiness: The main mechanism of silicone scar dressing to reduce scars is that high-purity medical silicone components inhibit the proliferation of fibroblasts and capillaries, thereby preventing the fading of scar color. By pressing against the skin, silicone dressings limit inflammation, thereby reducing the formation of negative collagen (resulting in very thick keloid scars), and their occlusive properties prevent the evaporation of moisture naturally present in the skin, which aids in healing.
The product is composed of silicone-coated polyurethane film (PU film) or polyurethane film foam and releases paper or membrane.
② Silicone scar dressing tubular:
There is also a gel-like spread that restores this balance by forming a transparent layer to hydrate and protect the skin, thereby restoring average collagen production.
Is there anything I need to pay attention to when using silicone gel?
Safe and hypoallergenic, it can also be used by children.
* Do not use it on open wounds, infected areas, or unhealed tissue.
* Avoid contact with eyes.
* Not applicable to antibiotic skin preparations.
＊ Allergic reactions such as rash and swelling may occur but are rare. If this happens, stop using the gel and contact your doctor.
When can a silicone dressing be used on a scar?
Before use, you must wait for two weeks after the wound has healed or the wound has healed, and the skin has no damage, no bleeding, no redness, and no redness and swelling before use.
How long do I have to use it?
It is recommended to take at least two months to see any improvement. Your therapist or doctor will advise when to stop silicone therapy.
What kind of scars are silicone gel dressings suitable for?
It is suitable for the adjuvant treatment and prevention of cesarean section scars, surgical scars, thyroid scars, burn scars, eyelid surgery scars, stretch marks, and other scars.
In summary :
Silicone gel is a safe, hypoallergenic, child-friendly dressing that can be used to relieve scarring from the past. It reduces the size of prominent scars, matches the color of the surrounding skin, and softens the complexion.
For more information on Innomed® dressings, refer to the previous articles. If you have customized needs, you are welcome to contact us; we will serve you wholeheartedly.
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Editor: kiki Jia
Date: August 9, 2022