NewGel+ for Scars

  • Is Silicone Sheeting or Gel Better for Scars?

    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.

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  • How Does Silicone Heal Scars?

    Did you know that silicone has been used for more than 30 years in the treatment of scars? In fact, an article published in the scholarly journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that in the treatment arsenal at the disposal of the plastic surgeon, topical silicone therapy usually is considered the first line of treatment.

    Fortunately, silicone scar treatment products aren’t limited to use by plastic surgeons and other healthcare professionals; various silicone products are available to soften, flatten, and fade your scars from the comfort of your own home. But how does silicone heal scars? And are these treatments really effective? Keep reading to find out answers to these questions and more!

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    Have you ever looked down at your body as you were getting dressed in the morning or stepping out of the shower only to notice a fresh new scar you don’t remember getting? This is a very common experience for many individuals. While a number of scars may be formed by painful abrasions to the skin that are impossible to look over, other scars seem to appear out of
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