Silicone Scar Bandages / Silicone Sheets for Keloids & Other Scars
Silicone bandages have been used for scars for over 30 years. They are clinically recommended by many medical professionals for scar management, and have been proven to improve the scar in multiple ways. The Molnlycke Mepiform Scar Bandages and Cica Care Silicone Gel Sheets are two of the best scar reducing bandage options you'll find. Does your patient or loved one (or do you) need a scar reducing bandage? Then check out our selection of quality silicone gel bandages! Read More...
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Skin-Friendly Properties of Silicone Scar Bandages
Silicone is a preferred choice of health professionals when it comes to applications that necessitate direct skin adhesion. One example of direct skin adhesion is scar therapy. There are many reasons why it’s such an ideal anti scar bandage choice. Firstly, silicone is biocompatible; it doesn’t harm skin. Also, silicone doesn’t cause trauma to the newly formed skin or the surrounding skin. Silicone gel sheets are also resistant to microbial growth. For these reasons, silicone, and specifically silicone gel sheets, are popular choices.
How Can Silicone Sheets Help Change a Scar?
- Size: Using silicone scar bandages cause the scar to become smaller.
- Appearance: Silicone scar bandages can help the scar to become lighter and less visible.
- Texture: These bandages also improve the texture of the skin tissue, causing it to be more similar to normal skin texture.
- Soothing: Silicone bandages have a calming effect on the scar.
- Pain and Itch Relieving: Silicone bandages for scars can even help relieve the pain and itchiness associated with hypertrophic or keloid scars.
Using a protective silicone bandage for keloids or other scars is very beneficial. According to Joshua Zeichner, MD, the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital, using silicone dressings for keloids or other scars can help them to improve in several ways. These scar healing bandages hydrate the skin, relieve itching, can help with healthy collagen production, and protect the scar, keeping it covered so that it doesn’t darken as much.
How Long Do Silicone Scar Bandages Take to Work?
Cica Care’s sheets can improve the appearance of a new scar in 2-4 months. However, improving an old scar can take from three months to over a year. The severity of the scar will increase or decrease the length of time it will take for it to heal.
When Can I Start Using Silicone Gel Sheets?
One must wait for the area to heal fully before using silicone gel sheets. If the wound has stitches, one needs to wait one to two weeks after the stitches are removed. If there are no stitches, wait one to two weeks after the wound closure to begin applying silicone gel sheets.
Levels of Scarring
Sometimes, skin will only be lightly scarred, while sometimes the scars will be more severe. Below you'll see the different ‘levels’ of scars. There is normal skin, which is not scarred at all, and then there are three levels of scarred skin. Aside from the three levels of scarring you’ll see described below, there are also contracture scars (which occur due to burns).
Normal: Soft and flat skin that is not discolored
✹Mildly Hypertrophic: Light or dark pink skin that is a bit hard and slightly elevated
✹✹Hypertrophic: Raised, hard skin that is dark pink or dark red
✹✹✹Keloid: Very elevated red or brown skin that is very hard & is larger than the wound itself
What Causes a Hypertrophic or Keloid Scar?
These scars can be caused by a surgical incision, a piercing, chicken pox, a burn, or even a scratch. These scars can also be caused by acne. People between 10 and 30 years of age, who are of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent are most likely to get these scars. About a third of individuals with keloids have a sister, brother, child or parent who also has them.
Best Silicone Gel Sheets for Scars
Although silicone gel sheets for scars are a more recent innovation, they’ve already made their mark as one of the best scar and keloid treatment options. If you’re interested in treating your scar with such a bandage, but you’re uncertain as to which silicone sheets for keloids or any other kind of scar would be your best option, no worries - read on. These two options are among the best choices for silicone sheets for keloids and other kinds of scars!
Smith & Nephew Cica Care Silicone Gel Sheets
Smith & Nephew Cica Care Silicone Gel Sheets have been used to treat over a million scars, and are medically proven to be up to 90% effective in improving raised, red or dark scars. These self-adhesive Cica gel sheets can permanently fade scars you’ve had for years. Cica Care scar treatment gel sheets also flatten and soften scars.
Cica Care Dressing Contraindications: Cica scar treatment should not be used on white scars, which will naturally fade away over time. These scar and keloid gel sheets should also never be used over stitches, infected wounds, open wounds, or scabs.
Molnlycke Mepiform Scar Bandages
Molnlycke Mepiform Scar Bandages are among the best silicone sheets for keloids and other scars. These scar and keloid removal silicone sheets are self-adhering and thin. They’re practical and suitable for everyday use.
Are you looking for keloid scar sheets or scar removal bandages? Silicone gel bandages for keloids and other kinds of scars can help your scar both aesthetically and in terms of healing. Check out our selection of scar reducing bandages now! We offer Smith and Nephew Silicone Gel Sheets, Mepiform Scar Bandages, and other products to help your scar fade and feel better. Browse the selection on our site now!
If you have any questions about scar and keloid gel sheets or anything else relating to any product we carry, don’t hesitate to give your favorite medical supply store a call! Our customer service team will be happy to provide you with efficient and friendly shopping assistance, whether it’s in relation to silicone keloid treatment or anything else. Dial 1.877.813.7799 or send an email now!