Scar Treatment/ Prevention

Scar treatment and prevention with silicone

An “evidence-based approach in scar management … highlights a primary role for Silicone Gel … in the management of a wide variety of abnormal scars.” [1]

  • In a 27-trial meta-analysis and results from 8 randomised controlled trials, Silicone Gel proven safe and effective for hypertrophic scars and keloids.
  • Best practice, in many cases, involves the use of less radical therapy early on for both treatment and prevention 
  • Silicone is the only non-invasive option for which evidence-based recommendations have been made for both scar treatment and prevention
  • Silicone is recommended as first line therapy in the treatment of:
    • Linear hypertrophic scars
    • Keloids
    • Widespread burn hypertrophic scar
  • Silicone gel can be used as mono-therapy or in combination with other therapies

Abnormal scar prevention

For abnormal scar prevention, silicone should be considered as first-line prophylaxis, beginning shortly after surgical closure [1]

Use of Silicone Gel Sheeting should begin soon after surgical closure, when the incision has fully epithelialised. [1]


1. Mustoe TA et al. Plast Reconstr Surg 2002;110:560-571

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