When can I start using Scarless Gel?
You can start using Scarless Gel as soon as the wound has fully closed and there is no oozing, crusting, or irritation in the area. For post-surgical scars, you may use Scarless Gel approximately 1-2 weeks after stitches or staples are removed or when your physician or surgeon clears.
For existing scars, you may start using Scarless Gel immediately, provided your skin is intact, and no wounds or irritation are present.
How to use Scarless Silicone Gel?
Here are the steps on how to use Scarless Silicone Gel:
- Clean and dry the scarred skin.
- Apply a thin layer of Scarless gel to the scar area.
- Massage the gel into the scar until it is completely absorbed.
- Repeat the above steps twice daily, in the morning and evening, for at least eight weeks.
It may take longer for old, hardened scars, but you will start noticing improvements within a few weeks of application. If you do not see results right away, be patient. Seeing noticeable improvements usually takes a few weeks of application twice daily.
Here are some additional tips for using Scarless Silicone Gel:
- You can cover the scar with a bandage or dressing if desired.
- Avoid using Scarless Silicone Gel on open wounds or irritated skin.
Can I use Scarless Silicone Gel to help prevent scars?
Yes, absolutely. One of the best uses for Scarless gel is to apply it immediately after you remove the stitches and the wound dries. If you apply it right away twice daily for a few weeks, the likelihood of a scar forming is very little. This way, you can avoid getting a scar.
Can Scarless Gel remove a scar completely?
To make a scar invisible 100% may not be possible, and that goes for any gel you use, not just Scarless gel. However, Scarless will help minimize the scar, unify its color with the skin so it does not stand out, and ensure it is smooth, not hardened. It will sometimes remove the scar, especially for recent scars.
How long should I use Scarless Silicone Gel?
The recommended usage time for Scarless gel is 60 to 90 days of application twice daily. If the scar is older and hardened, it may take over 90 days.
I have used Scarless for some time but have not seen results yet. What shall I do?
Most people should start noticing results in about five weeks of application of Scarless gel twice daily. Some scars will require as much as 8 to 12 weeks. Some old and hard scars will take even longer time. So, this is normal if you do not notice an improvement in the scar within the first few days. Give it more time, be consistent in the application, and do not give up.
Does Scarless gel have any smell or odor?
No, Scarless Gel is without odor or smell.
What are the ingredients of Scarless Silicone Gel?
Scarless Silicone Gel has the following ingredients:
- Cetyl Dimethicone,
- Isopropyl Myristate,
- Squalane (From olive oil),
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C).
Are there any studies that examine the efficacy of silicone in healing scars?
Yes, research has been abundant about silicone’s effectiveness and efficacy for reducing and treating scars. Here is a link to one study.
What are the advantages of scarless silicone gel over other silicone scar gels?
The main advantages of scarless gel are the following:
- High-grade, Medical-grade Silicone Oils (4 types),
- Vitamin C,
- Non-sticky and silky feel.
Can Scarless be Used on Children?
Yes, Scarless can be used on children over six months of age. It is non-toxic, non-irritating, biocompatible, non-reactive, and does not absorb into the skin. It stays on the surface to provide a protective barrier layer.
Scarless has a gentle formula and easy application. It’s great for children’s scars! It dries quickly and is water resistant.
Can Scarless be safely used during pregnancy?
Scarless works primarily on the skin’s surface, as it’s not designed to be absorbed into the skin. Its function is to create a barrier that helps retain moisture, which is beneficial for scar management. Due to its non-absorptive nature, it is safe to use Scarless on scars during pregnancy.
Is it possible to use Scarless to erase or remove a scar entirely?
Although it may not be feasible to erase or remove a scar altogether, Scarless can significantly enhance the appearance of both new and old scars. It aids in minimizing the scar’s prominence, ensuring it blends well with the surrounding skin and maintaining its smooth texture. In certain instances, especially with recent scars, it may appear as though the scar has been entirely removed.
If my scar opens, should I keep using Scarless?
If your scar opens for any reason, stop using Scarless immediately and allow the scar to heal. After the open scar heals, you can start using Scarless again.
Does excessive sweating affect the efficacy of Scarless?
Excessive sweating and perspiration or wiping the scarred area, particularly during physical activities, may diminish the barrier created by Scarless. In such cases, you can clean the area and reapply the gel.
Does Scarless address internal scars?
No. Scarless addresses external skin scars only.
Can Scarless be used on eyelid scars?
Yes, but take extra care to keep it out of the eye and all other mucous membranes.
Can Scarless be used on the lips?
Scarless can be used on the lips but not inside the mouth. Scarless may need to be applied more frequently when used on the lips.
Can I apply sunscreen or makeup after applying Scarless?
Yes, sunscreen or makeup can be applied on top of Scarless once Scarless dries. Makeup and sunscreen should not be applied before using Scarless.
What is the expiry date for Scarless Gel?
Scarless has an expiry date of three years after manufacturing. This date is imprinted on every box (side flap) and tube (end seal). The expiry date does not change once the tube is opened.
What is the shelf life of Scarless Silicone Gel?
The shelf life of Scarless Silicone Gel is three years. This means that the product is most effective and safe to use within three years from its manufacture date. During this period, the gel maintains its intended properties and performance. To ensure its longevity, it’s essential to store Scarless in. a cool, dry place under temperatures not exceeding 30 degrees.
Can Scarless Silicone Gel be used on sensitive skin?
Yes, Scarless Silicone Gel is designed to be safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its formulation is gentle and non-irritating. However, everyone’s skin is unique and individual reactions can vary. We always recommend doing a patch test before starting regular use. Apply a small amount of the gel to a non-scarred skin area and monitor for any signs of irritation or allergic reactions.
Can I apply makeup over the Scarless Gel?
Yes, you can apply makeup over Scarless Silicone Gel. However, allowing the gel to dry thoroughly before applying makeup is recommended. This usually takes a few minutes. The gel dries to form a thin, invisible layer over your scar and should not interfere with makeup. Everyone’s skin is unique, so results and experiences can vary. If you experience any issues with your makeup application after using the gel, you might want to adjust your routine or consult a skincare professional.
Does Scarless Gel cause side effects like redness, itching, or burning sensation?
Scarless is generally well-tolerated and designed to be gentle on the skin. However, there’s always a small risk of an allergic or sensitivity reaction, which could potentially cause symptoms such as redness, itching, or a burning sensation. These reactions are uncommon, but you should stop using the product if they occur. Always patch-test a new skincare product on a small skin area before applying it to a larger area, especially if your skin is sensitive.
Can Scarless be used in conjunction with other skincare products?
Yes, Scarless Silicone Gel can typically be used with other skincare products. However, it’s important to remember that the gel should be applied to clean, dry skin to allow it to form a protective barrier. Other skincare products can be used after the gel has thoroughly dried. But suppose you’re using a medicated cream or ointment as part of your skincare routine.
How long should I wait after surgery to start using Scarless?
Generally, you should wait until the wound has completely closed and healed before using Scarless Silicone Gel. This could be anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks after surgery, depending on the procedure’s nature and your healing rate. Scarless Silicone Gel should not be applied to open wounds or broken skin.
Does Scarless help with older scars or just new ones?
Scarless Silicone Gel can effectively improve the appearance of new and older scars. The active ingredients in the gel work to hydrate the scar tissue, which can help to soften and flatten scars, reducing their visibility. For older scars, while the results might not be as dramatic as newer ones, consistent and long-term gel use can still lead to noticeable improvements. However, results may vary from person to person depending on the scar’s nature.
Is Scarless effective on all types of scars (keloids, hypertrophic, acne scars, etc.)?
Yes, Scarless Silicone Gel is designed to be effective on all types of scars, including keloids, hypertrophic scars, acne scars, and scars from surgery or injury. The silicone-based formulation can help to hydrate and protect the skin, promoting a healthy healing environment. This can result in the softening, flattening, and overall improvement of the appearance of scars. However, the degree of improvement can vary depending on the type, age, size, and location of the scar, as well as individual factors like skin type and overall health.
Can I apply Scarless to a wound that has not yet fully healed?
Scarless Silicone Gel should not be applied to open wounds or unhealed skin. This product is designed to be used on scars that have formed after wholly healed skin. Applying the gel to an open wound or broken skin could lead to irritation or an infection. Always ensure that your skin is fully healed before using Scarless Silicone Gel.
Is Scarless waterproof, or must I reapply it after showering or swimming?
Scarless Silicone Gel is designed to form a thin, breathable, and waterproof barrier over the scar that lasts all day, providing continuous treatment. However, swimming, bathing, or profuse sweating may reduce the effectiveness of this barrier. If the gel gets washed off or rubbed off, it’s recommended to gently pat the area dry and reapply the gel for continued benefits. Ensuring the application area is clean and dry before reapplication is essential to maximize the gel’s effectiveness.
How soon can I expect results after starting to use Scarless Gel?
The effectiveness of Scarless Silicone Gel can vary depending on the age, size, and type of scar. Generally, improvements may be noticed as early as 2-3 weeks, but using the product consistently for a minimum of 60-90 days is typically recommended for maximum benefits. More mature or more extensive scars may require a more extended treatment period. It’s important to remember that every individual’s skin heals at a different rate, and patience and consistent application are crucial to achieving optimal results. Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.
Can Scarless be used on scars from burns?
Yes, Scarless Silicone Gel can be used on scars resulting from burns. Silicone gel has been clinically proven effective in managing and reducing the appearance of burn scars by hydrating the scar tissue and promoting an optimal healing environment. However, applying the gel on a burn scar is essential only once the skin has fully healed and is no longer open or raw.
Will Scarless help reduce redness in scars?
Yes, Scarless Silicone Gel can help reduce redness in scars. The unique formulation of the gel works to hydrate and soften scar tissue, which can alleviate the redness often associated with healing scars. Additionally, the presence of antioxidants like Vitamin C in the formulation can help in skin tone evening and reduction of hyperpigmentation often associated with scarring. However, individual results may vary; additional treatments may be necessary for some types of scars or skin types.
Is Scarless suitable for all skin types and tones?
Scarless Silicone Gel is generally suitable for all skin types and tones. It is designed to be gentle and effective on various skin types, including sensitive skin. Additionally, it works on all skin tones and does not cause discoloration.
Is Scarless safe to use on the face?
Yes, Scarless Silicone Gel is safe to use on the face. However, care should be taken to avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. If you plan to use the product on the face, applying a small amount first is recommended to see if your skin reacts negatively.
Does Scarless gel have any fragrance?
Scarless Silicone Gel is fragrance-free. It is designed to minimize potential skin irritations or allergic reactions, especially for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies to certain fragrances. Remember, if you have specific allergies or sensitivities, it’s always a good idea to check the ingredients list before use.
What is the best way to store Scarless Silicone Gel?
The best way to store Scarless Silicone Gel is at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Make sure the cap is tightly closed when not in use to prevent the gel from drying out. Avoid extreme temperatures, which can affect the product’s consistency and efficacy. Always check the packaging for specific storage instructions.
Can I use Scarless on scars from chickenpox or shingles?
Scarless Silicone Gel can be used on scars resulting from chickenpox or shingles. It helps soften and flatten the scar while improving its color and texture. However, always ensure the area is fully healed before applying the gel. It is also advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist if there are any concerns or if the scar is enormous, deep, or in sensitive areas of the body.
Can Scarless help prevent scars from forming if applied to a wound as it is healing?
Scarless Silicone Gel helps manage and reduce the appearance of existing scars. It can also help prevent scar formation if applied after the wound has completely closed and healed.
Is it normal for the scar to become softer or change color when using Scarless gel?
Scarless Silicone Gel hydrates the scar tissue, making the scar softer and more pliable. As for color changes, the gel helps normalize collagen synthesis cycles and promote faster healing, making the scar lighter. However, the effect varies depending on the age, size, type, location of the scar, and the individual’s skin type and condition.