Will a Sheet a Day Make the Scar Go Away? [PHOTOS]
Maureen Francisco on 27 Apr 2012 at 12:00pm
It looks like a thick Band-Aid, but ScarAway is a silicone scar sheet.
According to manufacturers, this sheet is supposed to “minimize formation of new scars and shrink, flatten, and fades new and old scars.” Well, I’m not the world’s most graceful person (except when I’m flying), which means I certainly have more than my fair share of scars.
So, I put the sheet to the test to see if ScarAway lives up to its promise.
I couldn't think of a better place to test the product then putting the scar sheet on my stubborn scar on my left foot. I got it when I scraped my foot at the bottom of the pool during an “educational” trip in Australia more than 10 years ago. You can still see the discoloring of the scar.
Now I don’t use an entire sheet. I cut it to fit my scar. There’s no point on wasting an entire sheet since ScarAway ain’t cheap ($25+ on Amazon.com)
The first week, like with any new program, diet, or [fill in the blanks], I was excited and committed. I followed the instructions and routinely put ScarAway on before I went to bed.
- It’s easy to use
- You can cut the sheet to fit the size of your scar, so the sheet goes a long way
- There’s not much maintenance
- The light brown color blends nicely with my skin tone
- The sheets are washable! But for this test, I used a fresh one each time
The sheet can come off. Granted, mine is placed at an awkward spot – my foot. I find that it comes off by the next morning or when I’m walking.
Worth it! While the scar doesn’t go entirely away, it definitely faded (even though I wasn’t religious about using it daily).
So, a sheet a day doesn’t make the scar completely go away. But, it does make it pretty forgettable. After two months of using ScarAway, I’m convinced that it works and will make room for it in my medicine cabinet. Knowing me, I wouldn’t be surprised if I need to use it again.
Have you had success with any OTC scar treatments? Let us know in the comments.