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Article: Scar Healing: Silicone Scar Tape & Application Guide

Woman applying silicone scar tape

Scar Healing: Silicone Scar Tape & Application Guide

Scars have a profound impact on our confidence and self-esteem, especially post-surgery. Whether it's after a mastectomy, caesarean section, or gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals, scar management becomes paramount. That's where scar tape and other silicone based products step in, offering a revolutionary solution to minimise the visibility of scars and restore confidence. In this guide, we delve into the transformative power of Siloxaderm silicone tape, tailored for post-surgery scar healing.

Understanding Scars

Scarring occurs when your skin heals itself after an injury or surgery. It's like a natural patch your body makes to fix the damage. Your body creates tough fibres to close the wound, but these fibres can sometimes leave behind a mark or raised area on your skin, which we call a scar. The type of scar formed, whether hypertrophic or keloid, depends on factors such as the severity of the injury and individual skin characteristics. In post-surgery situations, scars are inevitable outcomes with potential emotional significance.

The Science Behind Silicone

Illustration of the effects of silicone

Silicone, like that found in Siloxaderm silicone tape, plays a crucial role in scar management by creating a protective barrier over the affected area, retaining moisture and oxygen creating the ideal healing environment. Studies show that this barrier helps to flatten and soften scar tissue, reducing its visibility over time. Additionally, silicone can alleviate redness, discolouration, itching, and discomfort associated with scars. Silicone has been clinically proven to improve scar appearance, making it an ideal choice for promoting smoother, more even skin texture. While tape is easy to cut and apply, we also have a range of scar healing sheets and form cuts designed for different surgical incisions.


Introducing Siloxaderm

Siloxaderm Silicone Scar Tape

Crafted from 100% silicone, Siloxaderm Scar Tape is a friend to sensitive and fragile skin. Its easy application and gentle removal make it a go-to choice for scar healing. With a generous roll size of 2cm x 3m, you have an ample supply to tackle scars big and small.


How to Use Siloxaderm Silicone Scar Tape:

1. Preparation is Key: Before applying Siloxaderm, ensure that the scar area is gently cleaned and thoroughly dried. Avoid using any oils or serums on the skin, as they may interfere with the tape's adhesion. It's essential to start with a clean canvas for optimal results.

2. Measure and Cut: Once the scar area is prepped, it's time to cut the Siloxaderm tape to your desired length. The generous roll size of 2cm x 3m provides flexibility in accommodating scars of various sizes. Use scissors to cut the tape to the appropriate length, ensuring it adequately covers the scar and its surrounding area.

3. Peel and Place: Peel off the backing from the Siloxaderm tape, revealing the sticky adhesive side. Pro tip: You can keep the backing to place the tape on while showering to prevent it from losing its stickiness. Carefully place the tape over the scar, ensuring that the sticky side is facing down and that the scar is completely covered. Press gently to secure the tape in place, smoothing out any air bubbles for maximum adhesion.

4. Monitor for Sensitivity: While Siloxaderm is designed to be gentle on the skin, it's essential to monitor for any signs of sensitivity. If you experience itching, redness, or irritation after applying the tape, remove it immediately and discontinue use. Every individual's skin reacts differently, so it's crucial to listen to your body and adjust accordingly.

5. Reuse and Maintenance: One of the great features of Siloxaderm is its reusability. The same tape can be used multiple times until it loses its adhesiveness. Between uses, you can wash the tape with warm soapy water to maintain its cleanliness and extend its lifespan. Simply allow the tape to dry thoroughly before reapplying it to the skin.

6. Consistency is Key: For best results, consistency is key. Incorporate Siloxaderm into your daily skincare routine and use it consistently for at least 12 weeks, or until the scar stops responding. By adhering to a regular application schedule, you can maximise Siloxaderm's effectiveness in reducing scar visibility and promoting healing.


Results and Benefits

Siloxaderm's success stories speak volumes, with scar improvement visible within weeks of consistent use. But the benefits don't stop there. Siloxaderm not only reduces scar visibility but also provides comfort and flexibility for everyday activities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers. From usage instructions to potential side effects, we address common concerns to ensure a seamless experience with Siloxaderm.

  1. How does silicone help in scar healing?

    Silicone creates a protective barrier over scars, which helps retain moisture and oxygen. This leads to softer, flatter scars over time.

  2. Is silicone tape suitable for all types of scars?

    Silicone tape is effective for various types of scars, including surgical scars, hypertrophic scars, and keloids. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice.

  3. How long does it take to see results with silicone tape?

    Results may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the scar. Typically, visible improvements can be noticed within a few weeks of consistent use.

  4. Can silicone tape be used on sensitive or fragile skin?

    Yes, silicone tape is generally safe for use on sensitive or fragile skin. Siloxaderm, in particular, is made from medical-grade silicone and is designed to be gentle on the skin. Do not use if allergic to silicone rubber. Do not use on open wounds.

  5. Is silicone tape reusable?

    Yes, silicone tape like Siloxaderm can be reused until it loses its adhesiveness. It can also be washed with warm soapy water between uses to maintain cleanliness and prolong its lifespan.

  6. Are there any side effects associated with silicone tape?

    While silicone tape is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience mild skin irritation or itching. If any adverse reactions occur, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

  7. Can silicone tape be used on scars that are still healing?

    Silicone tape is typically recommended for use on fully healed scars. It's essential to wait until the wound has closed and the scar has stabilized before applying silicone tape.

  8. Does silicone tape work on old scars?

    Yes, silicone tape can still be effective on older scars. While it may take longer to see results compared to newer scars, consistent use can still lead to visible improvements in scar appearance.

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