Post-surgery scars are inevitable, because of the damage the skin sustains during surgery, but patients can’t tell how a scar will look until after the operation. But there are ways to make them less visible. So it’s a good idea to take a look at what is the best method for post-operative treatment for scar reduction.
While there are many different scar treatments available, not all of them have consistently proven to be effective in improving the appearance of scars. However, silicone treatments have traditionally been very helpful in this regard.
Silicone Wound Treatments
The use of silicone in the form of silicone dressing or silicone gel, is considered one of the best methods for post-operative scar treatment.
BioCorneum Silicone Gel
Biocorneum is a lightweight silicone gel that has been approved by the FDA, to help reduce the appearance of scars. It also offers SPF 30 UV protection that prevents scars from darkening when exposed to the sun. Scars treated with BioCorneum are less likely to develop irregularities. BioCorneum is very effective on new scars, but can be used on old scars as well.
How it works
A thin layer of Biocorneum gel is applied to the skin. The gel easily adheres and quickly dries, leaving an invisible silicone coating. Over time it will flatten and smooth the scar, and also reduce discoloration.
There are also plastic surgeons that use specific techniques to minimize scars. Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS, recognizes that factors such as incision placement can influence the visibility of scars. As a result, he expertly customizes procedures, so as to make scars less visible.Call (662) 377-6290 today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig.