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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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.
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.
Scar care after tummy tuck
Pablo Prichard, MD
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I usually start my mommy makeover patients on scars treatments starting three weeks following surgery. At that point patients should treat their scars continuously with silicone scar treatments until the red color fades to a pale color scar. This may take six or more months for some patients. Biocorneum is a scar gel that many patients use as an alternative to scar tape.
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!
About 3 weeks to a month
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.
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.
Scar Management Post Mommy Makeover Op
Your #healing will continue for 2-3 months following the procedure(s) as the #scars will be evolving. If my patients have concerns that something is unusual about their healing process, it is important for them to call the office and discuss these concerns or come in to be examined. Also some severe scars can be treated with re-excision, laser, kenalog/5-FU injections, creams, silicone strips and other methods to reduce and improve healing. Additionally, scar therapy with scar maturation products (e.g. BioCorneum or Embrace) are suggested for managing scars. However, we recommend you wait to use scar improving products until a few weeks following your surgery.
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