I am 25 days post TT and BA I have a few scabs on my incision still. But I am healing very well. How soon can I use my Rejuveness silicone sheeting on my scars?
How Soon After Surgery Can I Start Using Silicone Scar Sheets?
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The use of silicone sheets has recently become popular for treating post-operative scars.This material is typically applied to surgical wounds three weeks after surgery.This allows adequate time for small areas of breakdown to heal and wound edges to seal.Treatment lasts for variable periods of time but, in most cases, the duration is about three months.
This maneuver is associated with excellent clinical results and high levels of patient satisfaction.At this point in time, it’s reasonable to use silicone sheets as long as all your wounds are completely sealed.
Silicone scar sheets
I usually start my mommy makeover patients on scars treatments starting three weeks following surgery.
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself. Lasers may also be an option for the appearance of your scars. If still no result, consideration for lasers, steroids, or scar revision may be entertained. Best wishes!
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Timing of use of silicone scar strips 1 month post-op following tummy tuck
I have my patients begin using the strips as soon as all of the crusts and scabs have fallen off of the scars on their own. This usually takes about 2 weeks or so. There is no great rush to use them, as you will likely be using them for the next 3 to 4 months at least. Wearing them too soon can cause accumulation of moisture beneath the strips, and if there is any opening of the epidermis, this could lead to infection. Good luck.
Scar Care After Surgery in Melbourne, Florida
Silicone sheeting for scars
I do not think every patient needs silicone sheeting or silicone gel. I always recommend that they wait at least 4 weeks prior to beginning therapy, and continue it for 6 months to achieve an optimal result.
Equally important is scar massage and minimizing excessive tension on the scar during the early postoperative period.
When can I use silicone sheets
Thank you for your question. Silicone sheets are one of the most effective treatments for scars. It is thought that this may be caused by the electromagnetivity within the silicone that positively effects the scar. For this to be effective, it needs to be worn 24 hours a day for at least 8 weeks.
While every surgeon has their own methods, I advise my patients to wait for the steristrips to fall off prior to using the silicone. This usually takes 3 weeks or so. It is also best if the incision has sealed and there are no longer any scabs. I would adivse asking your surgeon when you can start using them for a definitive answer.
Best of luck with your continued recovery.
Silicone sheets improve scars after surgery
You can start using silicone sheets on your scars as soon as your incisions are completely healed. We want there to be no open spots or scabs before you start using the sheets. This usually means waiting 2 or 3 weeks after your operation. Always check with your doctor before starting silicone sheets. Once you start using them, you should probably use the sheets for 4 to 8 months in order achieve an optimum result.
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