Scarring! Brown 3M tape or silicone scar tape?

Which is better for reducing brown 3M tape or silicone scar tape?? And how soon should I begin using it? Thank you!

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Just about the only material with pretty good evidence that it improves scarring is silicone. So I would start with the silicone tape. Talk to your surgeon but I usually start scar-improvement taping 2 weeks after surgery.  I often put brown 3m tape on at the time of surgery then transition to silicone based materials at 2 weeks from surgery.

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