Why a Silicone Scar Gel?

If you have scars on your face or other parts of your body, you’re probably eager to minimize their appearance. Perhaps you’re wondering what the best way to do that is? Maybe you’ve even tried some creams and gels before but to no avail. Have you tried silicone scar gel? It has many benefits over other methods. Let’s explore why.

Benefits of Silicone

Silicone is a polymer comprised of siloxane, as well as silicon atoms and oxygen atoms that combine with carbon and/or hydrogen. Medical grade silicones are widely used in the treatment of scars in a variety of products, most notably tubes of silicone gel. They are proven to be safe for use in the body and are appropriate for all medical applications.

Silicone has been used in the plastic surgery industry for more than 30 years. Now it’s making its way into even more mainstream applications.

When this gel is applied to scars, it spreads onto the skin as a very thin sheet and dries within minutes of application. It’s touted for its easy administration, even for sensitive skin and even for use on children. Plus, you can apply it to any irregular skin or scar surfaces on the face, moving parts such as joints, and on any size scar. The durability and biocompatibility of silicone makes it an ideal choice in scar treatment products.

How Do Scar Gels Work?

Scars happen with collagen fiber regrowth after a skin injury. While most are superficial, causing temporary changes in the color of the skin, others can go deeper, resulting in  depressed scars, raised scars or flat, shiny scars. Scar gel treatments such as Scarfade can speed up the healing process, working to significantly reduce their appearance.

Research shows us that silicone is the most effective ingredient when it comes to the reduction of scars’ appearance. That’s because silicone reduces collagen overgrowth, working to flatten and fade scars due to tissue hydration. Vitamin E oil and allantoin, which both soften the skin, are two other good ingredients to look for.

Scar treatment gels typically contain a micro-membrane that moisturizes the affected area, minus all that sticky residue you may get with other products. Topical treatments like those from Scarfade are medically-proven to slow down the rate of collagen production, with less scarring. It’s proven effective on burns, cuts, incisions and injuries.

Silicone gels are inert or inactive until applied topically, whereby they cover the top layer of skin through the retention of moisture. This locking-in of hydration will prevent skin and scars from drying out, speeding up the healing process.

Ready to find out why Scarfade is the best to lessen the appearance of scars? Call us, but first view some before and after photos of how well this product works.