Belly button scar. Can I use the silicone sheets cut to fit the belly button?

I forgot to mention that I had the tummy tuck on May 28 2016. The skin around the belly button is red. Can I use the silicone sheets cut to fit the Bellybutton. Do the silicone sheets help with the redness as well as the scar.

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Scar Care

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Redness at the scar is normal at this stage of healing.  Time will help this the most.  Silicone has been shown to help raised scars in some studies.  It will not hurt the scar.  Some lasers can help treat the redness as well.

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