South Florida Plastic Surgery Associates - Don R. Revis, MD

Scarguard MD®

Improve Your Scars After Surgery

What makes Scarguard MD work?

Scarguard MD contains several components known to improve wound healing: Hydrocortisone (an anti-inflammatory agent), Vitamin E and Silicone.

Silicone is used for covering the scar. This was the original approach and for a long time, the only approach to the problem. Topical silicone is the basis of most scar products that doctors have recommended since the early 1980s. An ingredient in makeup, hairspray and many many other products that we use every day, it is safe and effective in improving scar appearance.

Hydrocortisone has been recognized for its many beneficial anti-inflammatory effects. A component of many non-prescription products for skin conditions such as eczema, sunburns and diaper rash, its anti-inflammatory properties help calm the healing process and decrease redness.

Vitamin E has been touted by many to improve scar appearance and help soften the scar as a moisturizer and lubricant.

Scarguard MD offers a unique formulation of these three ingredients in an easy to use clear liquid. Painted on healed, water-tight scars, it dries within seconds to a nearly invisible flexible film. When used daily, it helps improve the appearance of scars.

What is a scar?

When skin is injured our body makes collagen to fill the gap. This collagen is like a uniform cement patch. There are no pores and sweat glands within this patch, making it look different from the normal surrounding skin. Therefore, to achieve the most natural look this patch should be as thin as possible. Scarguard helps our skin reduce the thickness of scars.

How long does scar healing take?

It can take as long as one or two years for some scars to fade to their final appearance. In the first three months most scars appear pink. This is due to an overgrowth of blood vessels within the area, which is intended to help bring a better blood supply for healing. After healing has completed, these blood vessels usually shrink and the color usually fades. After that, the remaining scar will slowly shrink if normal healing occurs.

Why are some scars thicker than others?

As skin heals, too much collagen is intentionally made. An enzyme called collagenase melts the extra collagen and the body tries to leave only what is needed for the repair. If the healing cells do not make enough collagenase, too much collagen is left. This will result in a thick scar.

Can it make a thick scar look better?

Scarguard MD contains the ingredients often recommended by doctors to improve scar appearance.

Why is Scarguard MD different?

Scarguard MD is the only product that we know of that combines silicone, cortisone, and vitamin E into one easy to use product that forms a clear protective film over a scar while it heals.

How long should Scarguard MD be used?

Scarguard MD should be applied daily. Typically, patients use it for three to four months or until the redness has faded from the scar.

Should I use it on fresh wounds?

Scarguard MD should not be put on surgical or tramatic wounds before the skin has closed. Dr. Revis will advise you when it is safe to begin ScarGuard, usually 2-3 weeks after surgery.

The Scarguard MD smell and why it is important

Scarguard MD has a distinctive odor. This odor is from the antiseptic that acts to cleanse the skin before forming it's protective coating. Within a short time the smell is completely gone.

Scarguard MD Directions for Use:

  • Clean the affected area with soap and water, and dry thoroughly.
  • Brush a thin amount of Scarguard MD directly onto the scar.
  • Allow to dry for approximately 1 minute before coming into contact with clothing.
  • The following day, you will notice that the film begins to peel around the edges. Remove film, wash area and reapply.


For more information or to purchase Scarguard MD, please contact our office at (954) 630-2009.



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