You may be wondering how you can lighten and fade scars following cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will strive to create the best scar by strategically placing the incisions and using special suturing techniques. However, we believe the early intervention is the best way to help the appearance of scars and therefore we offer the Silagen® Scar Refinement System. These innovative silicone sheets and topical gels work comprehensively to reduce the appearance of scars. Clinical studies of silicone sheeting demonstrate that they’re able to flatten and soften scars, as well as improve redness, itching and pain. The use of these silicone sheets also assists in speeding the improvement in appearance compared to untreated scars.
How is Silagen® Scar Refinement System different than other scar therapy? Silagen® gels and sheeting are made with medical grade silicone. The sheets and strips are 1mm thick which allows them to conform to the body, but still providing a durability that will last up to four weeks.
How does Silagen® Scar Refinement System work? The gels and sheets provide a barrier over the scar which increases hydration and prevents collagen build up.
When can I start using Silagen® Scar Refinement System? You may begin using this product as soon as the skin is fully closed. Our nurses will talk with you along the way to be sure you know when it is safe to use this product. Our nurses can instruct you on how and when to apply the product postoperatively.
Tips for achieving the best scar results:
Avoid the sun – sun exposure on new scars can cause permanent hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the scar.
Listen to your doctor – correct post-op incision care will help prevent inflammation, which could worsen the scar appearance
Use Silagen® Scar Refinement System – this system has proven effectiveness and is the preferred first-step treatment to get the best results.
Consistency and persistency – the silicone in this system works by forming a layer over the skin. But with just about anything, the best results are shown with daily use for the full recommended length of treatment.
To learn more, please call Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at 720-457-4471. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams are committed to offering beneficial technology like Silagen® Scar Refinement System at our Denver-area practice.