How to wash silicone scar sheets
August 15, 2022
When you get a serious scar from surgery, one of the most effective ways to help it heal quickly is to use silicone scar sheets. The reason being, most silicone sheets help enhance your body’s natural scar healing process. Scintera Scar Fx Silicone Scar Sheeting is one of the best silicone scar sheets on the market. It works to limit collagen production while managing unwanted scars. In order for each sheet to withstand the estimated 30-45 days and provide the best possible restoration to your skin, try these simple care tips.
#1 Clean Your Sheeting Daily
You probably already know that you should be washing your silicone sheeting, but may not know the actual process. Be sure to use a non-concentrated soap and water while washing each sheet. The best way is to apply the soap and then gently rub any debris off with your fingers while you rinse it.
#2 Dry Before Re-Application
Applying your silicone scar sheet while it is damp can interfere with its ability to adhere to the skin and form a seamless layer over the scar. The easiest way to prevent this is by leaving the sheeting out to dry and storing it in a resealable plastic bag when it is not in use.
#3 Provide A Clear Surface Area
Never put on any type of lotion or cream underneath the sheet and always wash the area of skin before applying the sheet. It helps make sure that the skin is clean of dirt, grime, sweat, and lotions that could interfere with the barrier and the tackiness.
#4 Give It An Extra Clean
Sometimes the body will perspire more, especially when the weather is warmer or you are exercising. Although you should definitely be washing your silicone sheets at least once a day, during these times we recommend you clean them more frequently in order to maximise contact between the material and skin.
#5 Use Tape If Necessary
Over time, your silicone scar sheet may lose the natural tackiness because the adhesive wears. However, this doesn’t mean the sheet will stop working. Use a skin safe adhesive tape. It helps secure the sheeting in place once the natural tackiness goes away.
We hope that these tips will help to keep your silicone scar sheets in tip-top shape. If you are looking for the best silicone scar sheets, our silicone sheeting is recognised as the primary treatment for post-surgical scarring by the International Advisory on Scar Management. Order Scintera's Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting is the perfect shape and size to fit any of your scar healing needs.