silicone gel sheeting

silicone gel sheeting

A flattened synthetic gel used to reduce hypertrophic scars and keloids.
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Silicone gel sheeting for the prevention and management of evolving hypertrophic and keloid scars.
The International Clinical Recommendations on Scar Management (written for the International Advisory Panel on Scar Management) recommend silicone gel sheeting and intralesional corticosteroids as first-line therapy, based on a systematic review of the clinical literature.
Blaine's line, for example, combines medical-grade silicone gel sheeting with vitamin E and benzalkonium chloride, while Scarguard MD uses what the company calls MD SG5 technology to combine five medically proven treatments--including silicone, cortisone and vitamin E--in a single, clear liquid.
21) Silicone gel sheeting has been shown to decrease pruritis and pain of scars while increasing scar pliability, theoretically by maintaining scar hydration and ultimately decreasing proinflammatory cytokine proliferation and collagen deposition; scar elevation and pigmentation usually remain unchanged, however.
PARIS -- In high-risk patients, the prophylactic use of silicone gel sheeting immediately after surgery reduces by nearly half the chances of hypertrophic scars and keloids developing afterward, Dr.
Topical silicone gel sheeting has been used for more than 20 years to help reduce the size of hypertrophic scars and keloids.
When hypertrophic scars and keloids were treated by laser removal and covered with silicone gel sheeting, 12.
Forty-eight hours after surgery, half of each group received topical silicone gel sheeting, while the other half continued to receive routine wound care.
Steroid injections or silicone gel sheeting aren't often successful and surgery simply leaves behind a bigger scar.
Silicone gel sheeting has long been used to treat raised or enlarged scars, says the web site for the brand.