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Siligen®

Get Ahead of Your Post-Surgical Scars

What makes Silagen work?

Made with 100% pure medical grade silicone, Silagen 100% Pure Silicone Gel for Scars is clear, fast drying gel that will help flatten, soften and smooth scars. It also helps reduce redness, discoloration, itching, and pain. HIt works through a combination of occlusion as it seals the scar from exposure to air and hydration.

Siligen 100% Pure Silicone Gel for Scars Features & Benefits:

  • Effective on all types of scars, both old and new
  • Formulated for all types of skin, even sensitive skin
  • Dries to form a thin, flexible, waterproof layer of silicone
  • Faster drying than any other silicone gels
  • Creates a protective barrier to manage and reduce scarring
  • Gentle and non-sensitizing
  • Relieves discomfort and itching associated with some scars
  • Contains only pure medical grade silicone and no irritating extra ingredients
  • Soft, silky feel – not sticky
  • Odor free

Tips about Silicone 100% Pure Silicone Gel for Scars:

  • Silagen is proved effective on facial and body scars.
  • It can be used for people of all ages and skin types.
  • Recommended treatment period – 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Silagen should not be used by patients with a known silicone allergy.
  • Silagen should not be used on open wounds or broken skin.

Tips for Achieving the Best Scar Results:

  1. Avoid the sun! Sun exposure on new scars can cause permanent hyperpigmentation.
  2. Take care of your post-op incision and follow Dr. Revis’s orders to help prevent inflammation, which could worsen your scar’s appearance.
  3. Use Silagen. Clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of silicone gel in the prevention and treatment of scars, and it is recommended by scar experts as a preferred first-step treatment to get the best results.
  4. Be consistent and Persistent! Use as directed every day for the full recommended length of treatment. Silicone works by forming a layer over the skin, it has to be on the skin to create the barrier.

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.

Email: DrDonRevis@hotmail.com

 

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