Before silicone scar gels, there was only silicone scar sheeting and other medical scar treatments such as surgical scar revision, laser therapy, and microdermabrasion that were primarily shown to be effective in addressing the appearance of scars. With modern technology and new advancements, studies have shown that silicone scar gels can be an effective and safe way to help address the look and feel of most scars.
A silicone scar gel is considered a fairly new application method with many advantages. Silicone scar gels are completely transparent and cannot be seen after application, which means there is no fixation of a sheet or other material that can be visible to another individual or restrict your body’s motion in anyway. Application of the scar gel should be applied in a thin layer, massaged in, and then you may dab off any excess after allowing a few minutes for product to absorb, areas of the body may then be covered with cosmetics or clothing garments if needed. This process should be repeated twice per day: once in the morning and again in the evening. For best results, applications should be followed as directed for a minimum of eight weeks.
Below is a list of reputable websites of which studies have been posted and information provided on silicone scar gels. You may simply click on a link to be directed to the informative page or study to read all about how a silicone scar gel can be beneficial in addressing the appearance of most common scars like keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, burn scars, general injury scars, surgery scars, and other typical scars.
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