Ciltech

Ciltech Scar Treatment Anti-Scar Gel

£38.50£217.14

Available in 15g or 60g tubes – a self-drying silicone based product which, when applied as a thin layer, will dry within a few minutes to form a discrete, transparent semi-occlusive film.

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Description

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

General Guidance

  • 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.

Gel

  • Apply gel as a very thin film and leave to dry completely.
  • Gel can be applied to all parts of the body.
  • Re apply gel twice daily or more frequently if required.

Some scars may need a longer period of continuous treatment before an improvement can be seen.

Additional information

Weight

15g, 60g

Pack size

1, 6

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 15g or 60g tubes – a self-drying silicone based product which, when applied as a thin layer, will dry within a few minutes to form a discrete, transparent semi-occlusive film.

Product Code Description PIP Code
CL15 15g Gel 341-6909
CL60 60g Gel 341-6898
CL1010 10cmx10cm Sheet 341-6955
CL1020 10cmx20cm Sheet 341-6989
CL1515 15cmx15cm Sheet 341-6963

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