Many scar care companies use regular silicone and market it as a scar care product that will help reduce the appearance of scars, redness, and help minimize wrinkles. These claims are not clinically backed, as regular silicone will not reap the same benefits as premium grade silicone. Premium grade silicone that is provided at companies such as Biodermis is the highest grade of silicone on the market. The difference between premium grade silicone and regular silicone is the clean nontoxic ingredients that premium grade silicone provides versus the potentially toxic skin irritating ingredients that regular silicone companies will use. These toxic ingredients are cheap and are used to save companies money, so it is important to know what ingredients are in the silicone you are using. See our Premium Grade Silicone is Allergen-Free Blog to read about these ingredients. Silicone scar sheeting, gel, or cream fully encapsulates the scar site so the use of regular silicone with potentially toxic and or skin irritating ingredients can be disastrous when applied to a healing scar.
Non-Premium grade silicones haven’t been studied as extensively in the context of scar management, mainly because they are not manufactured to the same strict standards. The purity, consistency, and biocompatibility of premium-grade silicone are what make it a preferred choice for healthcare applications.
For over 30 years, Biodermis has pioneered new developments in the silicone scar management industry. Biodermis silicone gel sheets, gels and ointments for scars represent the industry standard for medical professionals focused on prevention and management of hypertrophic and keloid scars. Simply put, Biodermis scar sheets and silicone gels are the best and only clinically proven topical treatment method for improving the appearance of scars.
Every surgical incision, cut, scrape or burn may render a scar. Scars can lead to an array of functional, cosmetic and psychological consequences. The characteristics of the scar depend on size, location, suturing technique, and method of wound treatment. Other factors include individual age, race, and genetic predisposition to scarring.
If you have any questions on scar and skincare 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 products, 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 and skincare needs and your new regimen!
~ Article contributed by Riona Scafa