SilDerm Scar Gel FAQ
How should SilDerm Scar Gel be applied?
- Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry.
- Apply SilDerm Scar Gel to the area as a very thin layer and allow to dry.
- Apply SilDerm Scar Gel twice daily.
- For maximum effect, SilDerm Scar Gel should have 24 hour contact with the skin.
- Once dry, SilDerm Scar Gel can be covered with sun block or cosmetics.
- If SilDerm Scar Gel has not dried within 4–5 minutes, you have probably used too much.
Gently remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue.
On what types of scars is SilDerm Scar Gel effective?
SilDerm Scar Gel is intended for the management of old and new hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma, wounds and burns. It may help to soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness or discoloration associated with them. It may also reduce itching or irritation you may still be experiencing.
Is SilDerm Scar Gel suitable to use on children?
Yes, SilDerm Scar Gel is completely bio-compatible and is therefore suitable for the use on children or people with sensitive skin.
Are there any restrictions on the use of SilDerm Scar Gel?
SilDerm Scar Gel is for external use only. Direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third degree burns and open wounds should be avoided. SilDerm Scar Gel should not be used on dermatological conditions that disrupt the integrity of the skin.
How do I clean the affected area before re-applying SilDerm Scar Gel?
The SilDerm Scar Gel layer will dissipate as your skin cells naturally exfoliate approximately 24 hours. If necessary, gentle washing with soap and water should remove any remainder. It is not necessary to remove the entire SilDerm Scar Gel layer prior to re-application.
Will SilDerm Scar Gel help heal older scars, or just new scars?
SilDerm Scar Gel may help improve the appearance of older scars as well as newer scars.
How long should I use SilDerm Scar Gel for scar treatment?
90 days is the recommended initial treatment period however depending upon the scar’s condition and age, treatment could be a bit shorter or longer. Depending on the size of the scar, each package is designed to offer a sufficient quantity of gel for 90 days of treatment, applied twice a day.
When can I start to apply SilDerm Scar Gel after surgery?
You can start to apply SilDerm Scar Gel after the stitches have been removed and the wound is closed.
Is SilDerm Scar Gel effective on all skin types?
SilDerm Scar Gel is effective on all skin types and colours.
What is the difference between silicone gel sheets and SilDerm Scar Gel?
This ultra-thin waterproof sheet increases the hydration of the stratum corneum but also allows the skin underneath to breathe. The thinner the layer, the more durable the material will be and the better the breathability. If SilDerm Scar Gel is applied too thick then this reaction will take too long and the gel will remain sticky.