The normal scar forming process begins with any trauma to the skin which injures the dermis and causes bleeding. Your skin is made up of three layers. The deepest layer is called the dermis. When the dermis is injured by a deep wound, a scar naturally occurs to bind the edges of a wound together. All deep incisions through the dermis will form a scar.
In certain patients, scars can become raised, reddened and firm. These "Hyper" enlarged scars are called hypertrophic scars. Treatment for hypertrophic scars includes cortisone injections, pressure dressings and surgical removal. A treatment called Silicone Gel Sheeting was developed within the last decade.
Silicone Gel Sheeting is a thick sheet of silicone with a sticky undersurface. It is applied to the scar with the sticky side down and worn for as long as possible. Silicone therapy is a well established medical practice, yet it is only effective when constant skin contact is achieved.
In 1998, Scarfade was introduced in the form of a topical silicone gel which is applied like a cream. It forms a micro-thin layer of silicone on the scar and can be worn under cosmetics. Thus, constant skin contact isachieved in a comfortable convenient way.
Scarfade is easily tolerated by children and can be worn around the clock. It washes off with soap and water and can be reapplied as soon as the skin is dry.
Scarfade gel is guaranteed to help beautify scars and quickly fade laser erythema. It is designed to provide a silicone micro-membrane which moisturizes without skin maceration.
This unique formula is easily applied, dries quickly and leaves no sticky residue. It is available without a prescription.
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