How do ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets work?
ScarAway uses Advanced Patented Silicone Technology, a specially formulated silicone that mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing scars both old and new, and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color. Research suggests that silicone acts to hydrate scar tissue, which in turn works to soften the scar, reducing its development and causing it to fade away. ScarAway also protects your delicate scar area and helps relieve the itching, burning and pain that often accompany scars.
How is ScarAway different from other scar reduction products?
ScarAway is the only over-the-counter scar reduction sheet in the United States and Canada that has Advanced Patented Silicone Technology. This innovative technology is also used by plastic surgeons, hospitals, and burn centers in specialty scar treatment garments, masks and sheeting. Unlike scar creams and ointments, ScarAway won’t stick to or stain clothing. It is breathable, flexible, and durable, and features a unique, opaque fabric backing so it “conceals while you heal™.”
What types of scars does ScarAway treat?
ScarAway works on hypertrophic scars and keloids, which have a raised and discolored appearance and are usually stiffer than the surrounding skin. These types of scars may result from surgical procedures, skin injuries and burns. Hypertrophic scars remain within the boundaries of the original injury, while keloids extend beyond the original injury site, involving the surrounding skin. Both types of scars are often tender, itchy, and even painful, and depending on their location can even impact mobility.
Can I use ScarAway on an old scar?
Yes. ScarAway is effective on scars that are years old, as well as scars that are more recent. The patented silicone sheets work to soften, fade, reduce and smooth so the scar appears closer to your skin’s natural color and texture.
ScarAway Serum FAQs
How does ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum work?
ScarAway is specially formulated for scars and uses the powerful scar fighting combination of concentrated silicone and massage. Topical silicone has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scars both old and new, and may also be used after skin injury to help prevent the formation of scars. Massage is also recommended by doctors to accelerate healing, help keep skin pliable, and break down scar tissue. Now, ScarAway makes it easy by combining these two proven scar fighters in one innovative, easy to use product. ScarAway also alleviates the itching and discomfort associated with scars.
When should I begin using ScarAway?
For newly healed wounds, you may begin using ScarAway as soon as the skin is healed and there is no oozing or crusting in the area. Treatment with ScarAway for post surgical scars may typically begin approximately 1-2 weeks after stitches are removed or when cleared by your physician or surgeon for use. For existing scars, you may begin using ScarAway right away, provided your skin is fully healed.
What types of scars does ScarAway work on?
ScarAway works to diminish scars resulting from surgery, injury, burns, acne, cuts, and insect bites.
Can I use ScarAway on any part of my body?
Yes. ScarAway is ideal for use on any part of the body, even exposed or hard-to-treat areas such as face, ears, neck, scalp, arms, hands, and joint areas. ScarAway can also be worn under makeup.
How long should I use ScarAway?
Treatment duration will vary from person to person and from scar to scar, depending on many factors. Recommended duration of treatment is 8-12 weeks for new scars, and 3-6 months for existing scars or until scar stops responding. Individual results will vary.
Can I use ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum with ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets?
Yes. ScarAway Scar Diminishing Serum may be used as part of your complete scar treatment regimen. Simply apply ScarAway Serum as directed when not wearing your ScarAway Silicone Sheet. Massage
Tips and Techniques IMPORTANT: Scar massage should only be started after the wound has closed completely.
- Scar massage should be done gently over the length of the scar and the surrounding tissue.
- Begin massage with gentle circular motions. If this is comfortable, you may add horizontal and vertical massage motions.
- Gradually increase massage pressure daily over duration of treatment.
Scars vary in sensitivity, and newer scars are often more sensitive and require very gentle massage techniques. These tips are intended as a guide only. If irritation occurs, stop use and consult your health care provider.