Scars may appear on the body not just due to acne or over exposure to sun resulting in pigmentation, but also due to surgeries, burns or other skin injuries. Such events tend to leave large undeletable marks. Such marks, apart from being ugly, are often accompanied by an itching sensation that adds discomfort to the person. These scars belong to hypertrophic and keloids category that apart from a marked discoloration, have raised appearance that is stiffer that the skin of the surrounding area. While the hypertrophic scars are confined to the site of their original injury, keloids extend beyond the original site.
How does the silicone act?
Both these scar types are not just suborn, but also often painful accompanied by itching sensations. This condition can be treated topically by the use of creams to remove scar. The latest invention in this field is the use of silicone that almost mimics the function of a healthy skin and diminishes both old as well as fresh scars. The silicone used in a gel form works on the skin in a way that softens it from within and flattens out scars. The hydrated skin tissue under the influence of silicone reduces the development of the scar and ultimately restores the normal texture and color of the skin.
Why Gels and not creams?
Gels have edge over creams and gels spread out evenly on the skin surface and do not stick to clothes or any other body part as they dry up quickly. This makes gel form the best option for making silicone scar removal creams. Once applied on the skin surface, and rubbed gently, the silicone gel dries up in a few minutes time, between four to five minutes. Repeated application at least twice a day is recommended for obtaining visible reduction of scar and improved skin quality.