DermaScar ® is a topical silicone gel that is transparent, dries quickly and helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance, while aiding the management of scarred skin surfaces resulting from surgery, burns and other injuries. DermaScar ® has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of scars as well as reduce the discolouration associated with scars. DermaScar ® gel is easily applied to all areas of the skin, including the face, joints and flexures and dries rapidly to form an individual “sheet”. DermaScar ® was developed using the same basic long chain polymers as topical silicone gel sheeting, but is available in a tube. It contains polysiloxane. The gel is available in tubes of 15g.
DermaScar ® is used to aid in the management of keloids and hypertrophic scars (such as those resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma wounds and burns), after the wound has healed and the skin surface is intact
Apply DermaScar® twice daily – in the morning and evening. DermaScar® must be applied to dry, intact skin. If you have a scar from surgery, check that the wound has healed first before applying DermaScar®. This is typically 10 to 14 days after surgery. Before applying DermaScar® clean the area first with mild soap and water and then pat dry. Place a pea-size amount of gel at the tip of the scar and gently spread thinly over the affected area. A pea-size amount is enough to cover a 12cm scar. Allow the gel to dry for 1 to 2 minutes. Once dry, DermaScar® may be covered with cosmetics or sunscreen.
Polysiloxane (Silicone Gel)