Thanks for your question. Bio Corneum and Mepiform both
contain silicone, which is an ingredient that has proven to help soften, fade
& flatten scars. Silicone comes in
both topical gel formula and strips that are applied to the skin and worn
continuously, taken off for showers. Massage, moisturization, and sun avoidance all
can help improve the appearance of scars as well. Mederma and SkinMedica do not contain
silicone, so I don’t typically recommend them for my patients. Your plastic surgeon will recommend what
she/he feels is best for you based on her/his experience. Follow all post-operative instructions given
to you by your surgeon. Best of luck! Sincerely,Dr. Michelle Spring
Products for scar reduction
I can't say that one is really better than the other except that tape and silicone products seem to have better reputations among physicians. I don't advocate routine use of such products but patients can certainly choose to do things in an attempt to provide their best scar. I personally carry Biocorneum that patients choose to have or not have with their procedure as it does add a little to the cost of their procedure.
You will not find a consensus on the best products for treatment of scars. The conformity in studies conducted by the manufacturers do not allow accurate comparisons. Also, the best product for a scar is not the same for everyone and may change over time. The best recommendation can be provided by your surgeon who has had a chance to examine you before, during, and after the procedure.
Scar treatment products for Breast reduction?
Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to advice regarding incision line care. You may find that every surgeon has his/her preferences. Generally speaking, the use of silicone-based products ( gel or sheeting) may be helpful. Massage and or the use of tape may also be helpful.
Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased with the outcome of the procedure performed.
Scar Therapies after Breast Reduction
Patients who have just had breast reduction surgery are often concerned about scarring. Utilizing a combination of scar therapies can be very beneficial. Embrace Active Scar Defense has shown to have great results in reducing scar appearance resulting from many different cosmetic procedures. Embrace combats scar tension, which in turn alters scar formation. It is typically applied 1-2 weeks after surgery, once an incision is closed. After 8 weeks or more of treatment, patients can transition to a silicone scar gel such as bioCorneum+. Many plastic surgeons include bioCorneum+ in their scar therapy protocol as the added sunscreen helps to prevent sun damage and discoloration. It is important to consult your board-certified plastic surgeon during your recovery to see what his or her recommendations are for you in order to ensure you have the best aesthetic outcome. Good luck in your research!