Have you or a family member ever had a surgery?  

A major, life saving surgery or a simple cosmetic procedure, like removing a mole? Surgery always involves cutting and, regardless of the reason, you are left with a scar, fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin as part of the normal wound healing process.

Some scars will develop into abnormal scars, like keloids or hypertrophic scars. The likelihood of abnormal scar formation can be reduced effectively if treatment with silicone starts shortly after wound closure. According to clinical data, application of silicone after surgical resection prevented development of hypertrophic scars and keloids in 75-85% of high-risk cases.

Depending on the position of the scar and its visibility you might consider different treatment options. People with disfiguring scars or scars that restrict movement will consider more invasive procedures, like plastic surgery, to remove the scar, others, whose scars are less problematic will be happy with effective and easy to use OTC treatments, like silicone sheeting or silicone gel, which make scars softer and less visible.

This before and after scar photo is a great example of how effective silicone gel treatment is. The 35 year old patient had two birthmarks removed from his chest. To demonstrate the effectiveness of Strataderm, a silicone gel, he decided to treat just one scar and leave the other one untreated. After just two months of treatment, the difference in scars was obvious.

Left scar remained untreated, right scar was treated with Strataderm for 2 months. The scar treated with Strataderm was softer, less elevated and less red. Nice results, don’t you think?

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