Once acne slowly begins to disappear, one will notice that there may be scarring, hyperpigmentation, or redness in the areas where the acne once was. This is part of the body's healing process. There are several ways to treat acne scarring, but today we will touch base on how medical grade silicone can potentially help with the appearance of an acne scar.
Once your body has fought off the internal inflammation and your acne clears, now what? Here you will find that medical grade silicone could be your potential savior. Our Pro-Sil stick and Episof pump are our most popular products for more reasons than just healing scars.
Pro-Sil is our medical grade silicone stick that comes in a 4.25 chapstick size and shaped tube and is available in regular or SPF 15. Pro-Sil is also offered in a 17g tube. Pro-Sil is a solid stick that glides onto the skin leaving a smooth barrier. The barrier dries within 2-3 minutes so makeup can be applied after it dries. Episof is a silky-smooth product that feels like a thick makeup primer. Episof feels wonderful on the face and can be worn under makeup in place of a makeup primer. We also offer our medical grade silicone sheeting in a small .75 X .75 circle shape that can be worn overnight, or during the day as it comes in a natural color. Although medical grade silicone has not been proven to fade atrophic scarring (scars that sink in) our products have been proven to reduce redness and help fade keloid and hypertonic scars. Silicone helps balance moisture but is breathable, allowing amble oxygen flow. Silicone will not cause additional acne while it heals old acne scars.
With premium-grade silicone, scars fade seamlessly and with ease. The excess collagen that was once being sent to the scar site is regulated with the help of our products to balance the collagen production. The oxygen that is being sent to the scar site enables the skin to breathe and therefore helps with reducing the redness on and around the scar site, lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and helps the acne scar fade.
If you have any questions on scar care assistance or which product would be best for you, please feel free to contact us at 702.260.4466. If you have any concerns such as when to start using silicone scar sheets, we always recommend consulting your doctor to have them look at your scar and make sure the wound is fully healed prior to silicone use. We look forward to helping you with your scar care needs and new scar care regimen!
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~ Article contributed by Riona Scafa