Topical silicone products represent a safe and effective treatment option for healing scars. Two of the most popular formulations are topical silicone gel and silicone gel sheeting. Both have been studied in numerous clinical evaluations that have demonstrated these products to be a successful treatment for a variety of scar types, both old and new. Such scar types include keloids, burns, hypertrophic scars, and scars from trauma, cosmetic procedures, C-sections, and abdominoplasty.
A common question is whether silicone sheeting or topical silicone gel is better for scars. To answer this question, we’ve evaluated the literature regarding these scar treatment options and have summarized the information below.