Silicone gel sheeting is a patented new form of treatment (medical high polymer material) to prevent formation of thick scars after surgery or injury. It also may be effective in reducing the look of stretch marks after pregnancy. The gel comes packaged as a sheet about 3 x 4 inches and treatments start about 1 to 2 weeks after the removal of stitches or after the injury wound has closed. A piece of the sheet is trimmed to slightly larger than the wound and covered with something like a Band-Aid, wrap or tape. Each day the gel is removed, washed, rinsed and reapplied to the scar. The more time that the scar is covered with the gel the better it works. The best part is that you can keep using the same piece over and over, until the sheet degrades. How the gel works is complicated, but with daily use, the scar should become flatter and smoother after a few months. It’s a safe, non-invasive and easy-to-use treatment that is non-irritating, even for sensitive skin. This treatment also gets bonus points for being breathable and doubling up to prevent bacteria from entering the healing wound.
- Treatment of wounds to soften, flatten and lighten scar-like symptoms