Recent scar treatment guidelines emphasize the need for preventative measures after wound closure to prevent excessive scar formation. Silicone is considered the gold standard for first line treatment and prevention of hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Silagen is the first and only comprehensive, physician-exclusive line of medical grade silicone scar therapies. This product protects from UV exposure to help prevent brown hyperpigmentation of the scar, which may become permanent.
- Optimal 1mm thickness - flexible and durable.
- Advanced adhesion technology.
- Washable and reusable up to 4 weeks.
- Storage trays included.
Mechanism of Action
Scar tissues exhibits excessive trans-epidermal water loss for as long as one year post-wound healing. This abnormally high level of water evaporation stimulates keratinocytes to produce cytokines, which in turn signal the activation of fibroblasts to synthesize collagen. Left unchecked, excessive collagen production can lead to abnormal scarring. Silicones applied over the scar provide occlusion and hydration of the stratum corneum, down-regulating keratinocyte stimulation and further collagen production. After 2-3 months of silicone treatment, collagen is normalized and hypertrophic scarring is prevented.
|Skin Type||All Skin Types, Body Areas|
Apply to clean skin, over a dry, closed wound only.
Each Silagen product can be used alone or in combination with other Silagen products for the recommended 2-3 months of daily scar therapy.
See packaging for details.