Ciltech Anti-Scar Elastomer Sheet
£16.50 – £289.51
Extremely thin (less than 1mm) which makes them incredably discreet and comfortable to wear. Comprising a self-adhesive conformable silicone sheet backed by a semi-permeable polyurethane film.
The silicone solution to scarring…….
Hypertrophic and keloid scarring following surgery, burns or accidental trauma can present difficulties for the sufferer, both in terms of cosmetic appearance and sometimes with reduced functionality or movement of the affected area
Since the 1980s, hypertrophic scars have been successfully treated through wound care by either silicone sheet or silicone gel treatments which result in partial occlusion and rehydration of the skin leading to a reduction of scar size, discolouration and prominence.
Sumed now gives the healthcare professional a single, simple source for silicone scar treatment, with substantial cost savings, in the form of the Ciltech® sheet and gel range.
The full range is available on FP10 and also available for purchase through UK Pharmacies.
Ciltech® Scar Management Application Techniques
- Before applying any Ciltech® treatment, wash skin in mild soap and water and dry thoroughly.
- Continue Ciltech® gel or sheet treatment for at least two months or longer if necessary.
- Ciltech® should not be used on broken skin, wounds or mucous membranes.
- Do not use Ciltech® sheets or gel over topical steroids.
- For external use only.
- Ciltech® sheets should be placed directly on the skin over the scar – medical tape can be used to supplement self-adhesive properties, if required.
- Leave sheet in place for 24 hours then remove and re-apply after washing skin.
- Apply new sheet every 3-7 days depending on dressing condition.
- Ciltech® should be used continuously for at least 2 months.
Some scars may need a longer period of continuous treatment before an improvement can be seen.
Small square, Rectangle, Large square
Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Treatment
Since the 1980s, hypertrophic and keloid scars have been successfully diminished by either silicone sheet or silicone gel treatment.
Many papers (referenced below) demonstrate the effectiveness of silicone treatment, yet the exact mechanism that delivers the benefits has yet to be determined.
It is believed that silicone treatment delivers partial occlusion and rehydration of the skin, leading toreduction of scar size and prominence.
The picture on the right shows a keloid scar
Relevant References to scar treatment
1. BMJ 2004;328:1329-1330 (5 June), doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1329
2. Mercer N.S.G. SILICONE GEL IN THE TREATMENT OF KELOID SCARS British Journ. of Plastic Surgery (United Kingdom), 1989, 42/1 (83, 87)
3. Hirshowitz, B. et al SILICONE OCCLUSIVE SHEETING (S0S) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF
HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING, INCLUDING THE POSSIBLE MODE OF ACTION OF SILICONE
(1993) Europ. Journ. of Plastic Sugery, 16:5-9
4. Kirn T.F. SILICONE GEL APPEARS INEXPLICABLY TO FLATTEN & LIGHTEN HYPERTROPHIC
SCARS FROM BURNS JAMA (United States) May 12, 1989, 261 (18) p2600
5. Sproat, Janet E. et al, HYPERTROPHIC STERNAL SCARS: SILICONE GEL SHEET VERSUS KENALOG INJECTION TREATMENT (1991) Plastic and Reconstructive Surg., Vol. 90, No. 6
Available in 10cm x 20cm, 15cm x 15cm and 10cm x 10cm sheets which can be cut to size. Extremely thin (less than 1mm) which makes them incredably discreet and comfortable to wear. Comprising a self-adhesive conformable silicone sheet backed by a semi-permeable polyurethane film.
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