ScarEase occlusive scar dressings are indicated for the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
ScarEase Gel Liquid Elastomer Gel
15g / 4g / 2g tube
Durable, Soft-Solid Elastomer
5 x 6cm
10 x 10cm
12 x 14cm
3.5 x 15cm
3.5 x 30cm
ScarEase is a uniquely formulated silicone elastomer dressing for use on closed wounds, as well as on advancing and developed scar tissue. ScarEase is available in two different forms:
Liquid elastomer gel, available in a 15-gram tube for easy application to all skin areas requiring management. Ideally suited for application to skin folds, joints, and facial features that challenge elastomer sheeting.
Durable, soft-solid elastomer sheet, individually packaged. Suited for application to flat skin surfaces with raised or thickened scar tissue. Especially effective where pressure is required, following intralesional injections or revision surgery. A single sheet can be used for the duration of scar management.
Apply to affected scar areas twice daily and again after bathing or showering. Wash the scar area with mild soap and water, then pat dry. Using fingertips, apply only a small amount directly onto the scar area. In a circular motion, from the center of the scar outward, cover the scar evenly, overlapping by 1/4 inch or so in all directions. Wipe away excess to avoid staining of clothes and under- garments. To maintain coverage, reapply after exercise or rigorous activity. Use continuously for 8 to 12 weeks or as directed.
Wash the scar area with mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely with a clean towel. Remove the clear plastic film and apply sticky-side down on the scar. For best results, wear ScarEase at least 12 hours each day, reapplying twice daily: once in the morning and once every evening. Use continuously for 8 to 12 weeks or as directed.
Contraindications and Warnings
ScarEase Gel: contraindicated for use on mucous membranes or open wounds. Avoid contact with the insides of eyes, ears, and mouth. Discontinue use if unexpected redness or swelling occurs. ScarEase Sheet: Contraindicated for use on mucous membranes or open wounds. Sensitive individuals may experience a minor, localized skin reaction (sweat rash). Discontinue use if unexpected redness or swelling occurs.
F.A.Q.s (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is a scar?
A scar is a mark created by skin in response to the healing of a surface injury or wound. A scar is composed mostly of inelastic fibrous protein collagen. Scars appear different from normal skin because scar tissue is disorganized and distinctively different than the normal tissue surrounding it. As a scar ages, it may fade over time without any medical treatment, however this is not always the case. Some people may experience scars that become painful, itchy and/or remain resistant to change.
What is a hypertrophic or keloid scar?
If you have visited your doctor about your scar, he/she may have used the terms "hypertrophic"(enlarged) or "keloid" (tender dense and/or red) to describe or clinically classify your scar condition. Both hypertrophic and keloid scars are thick, raised and generally discolored.
What types of scarring does ScarEase work on?
ScarEase can be used to manage both old and new scars resulting from burns, surgical procedures and traumatic events.
What works better, ScarEase Sheets or ScarEase Gel?
ScarEase Sheets may work better in certain cases, but have use limitations. Since ScarEase Sheeting is self-adhering, it supplies gentle mechanical pressure on the skin surface. This is a benefit! However, there are some areas of the body where ScarEase Sheets cannot be applied very easily. ScarEase Gel can be used on facial features and skin folds that limit the effectiveness of ScarEase Sheets. Most people like ScarEase Gel better than ScarEase Sheets because it is "easier to use."
Can I wear make-up over the ScarEase Gel?
Yes. Hypoallergenic make-up can be brushed on to help conceal the scar while ScarEase Gel is being used.
When I use ScarEase, how long until my scar becomes less noticeable?
Results vary from person to person. If you wear ScarEase as directed your scar should be less noticeable in 8 to 12 weeks.
Will my scar disappear completely?
No product can make your scar vanish completely. Applied over a scar daily as directed, ScarEase may soften, smooth, and flatten scars to more closely match that of the surrounding surface and color. Results may vary with scar density, age, size and from person to person.
Do ScarEase Sheets come in different shapes?
Using an ordinary pair of scissors, you can cut ScarEase into any desired shape without damaging its usefulness.
Can children use ScarEase?
Yes, when used as directed and supervised by an adult, older children can use ScarEase.
Does ScarEase have any side effects?
Not usually, but as with any device applied directly to the skin's surface, skin reaction to ScarEase (usually sweat rash) is possible though rare.
Where is ScarEase made?
ScarEase is made in the USA. ScarEase is a medical grade elastomer and cleared as a medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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