Old Keloid Scars? Here's what one happy customer wanted to know.

Keloid Scar Treatment

Keloid scars usually grow larger than the wound itself. They are raised and dark, and they can continue to grow after the wound has healed. They develop when too much collagen develops at the site of the wound. Keloids can have side effects such as interfering with movement, pain, and itching.

Recently we had a chat with a customer, let's call her 'L' and she had some excellent questions with regard to treating old (+4 years) keloid scars and she agreed to allow us to use her questions to help answer yours. 


L:  Hi! I was just wondering if the rejuvaskin scarsil silicon scar gel is effective to use at the same time as the silicone sheets for a very old keloid scar (>4 years old)? I have the silicone sheets already, but am unsure whether using the gel will be as useful for old scars compared to new scars. 

Scintera:  Ok. So Yes, ScarSil can certainly be used in conjunction with silicone sheets and will improve the skin texture due to the combination.


L:  May I please clarify that the gel sheet is to be used at night (during sleep) and the gel to be applied once after removal of the sheet in the daytime? I notice it says best for paediatric and face, but the one I have is on the chest. And unfortunately not paediatric either! Is this still ok?

Scintera:  Yes, we have had positive feedback with customers using ScarSil on scars between 2-5 years old giving great outcomes. Of course, ScarSil can 100% be used on any area of the body.


L:  And (sorry for the numerous questions), how much wider do the margins have to be to cover the keloid (i.e., 1 cm all around from the border of the keloid)? I am planning to cut the sheet as the scar is only a small section?

Scintera:  Use of the Silicone Sheet at night is a recommendation as it will remain in the affected are for a longer undisturbed period of time. Day time use is also fine. Using ScarSil after removing the sheeting will yield best results. A margin of 1cm is ideal and all that is needed. And never apologize for asking excellent questions. 😀


L:  Also is there an age limit to the scar where these products have been found to be less/not beneficial?

Scintera:  We are not aware of and have not encountered a limit on when or if the products become not as effective. 


L:  And is the rejuvaskin scarsil scar gel more superior than the scar esthetique cream? Which is your recommendation in my case?

Scintera:  ScarSil is our recommendation for your scar, Scar Esthetique is another excellent product that also targets skin discolouration and is often used on its own but again, can be used as part of a complete scar care regimen. Here is a link to a detailed comparison between ScarSil and Scar Esthetique.


L:  I can use the sheets at night and the cream in the morning? And for how long can I use the cream for?

Scintera:  You certainly can if you wish. (Sheets at nights, Cream in morning) and there is no fixed term and the cream will always work to improve the condition and texture of your scar.


L:  Thank you!

Scintera:  You are most welcome. Keep up the great work taking care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your night 🌔

“A soft, gentle, non-sticky silicone gel designed to soften and flatten raised scars. It also helps relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with scarring.”


ScarSil Silicone Scar Gel

Rejuvaskin ScarSil® Silicone Scar Gel is a soft, gentle, non-sticky silicone gel designed to soften and flatten raised scars. It also helps relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with scarring.


Silicone ScarSil Gel actually softens and flattens raised scars. The silicone gel dries quickly forming a clear layer of silicone over your scar. This barrier limits collagen production to help minimize and prevent problem scarring. It’s best for scars less than two years old. ScarSil is effective for surgical scars, keloids, hypertrophic scars, facial scars, paediatric scars, and more.


Rejuvaskin ScarSil® Silicone Scar Gel is a topical silicone scar gel that enhances your body’s natural scar healing process. Silicone is the gold standard ingredient in scar management. It helps reduce collagen production to soften and flatten problem scars, even keloids and hypertrophic scars.


ScarSil dries quickly leaving a clear layer of silicone over your scar. It has no smell and doesn’t feel oily or sticky. You will forget ScarSil is even there! It’s so clear and pure, that we’ve heard from many it actually makes a great makeup primer.

“An ingredient-packed silicone scar cream designed to soften and brighten your scar. Scar Esthetique targets discoloration at the cellular level and supports overall skin health using a unique blend of botanicals, polypeptides, anti-oxidants, and silicone.”


Scar Esthetique Scar Cream with Silicone

Scar Esthetique Scar Cream softens and brightens scars. It’s great for simple scars when discoloration (hyperpigmentation) is your primary concern or if your scar is older than 2 years. The unique formula targets discoloration at the cellular level and supports your overall skin health. This silicone scar cream is non-greasy, easily absorbed, and significantly improves the appearance of scars. Many patients see continued results through long-term use.


It’s more than silicone. Scar Esthetique combines 23 ingredients proven effective for scar management. This mix includes silicone, anti-oxidants, polypeptides, and all-natural botanicals. Each ingredient plays an essential role in minimizing your scar and nourishing your skin. Among these key ingredients onion extract, allantoin, arnica flower, calendula, and silicone. Accidents happen; keep this cream in your cabinet for when you need it.


Medical professionals recommend Scar Esthetique for simple surgical scars and old scars. Testimonials support improvements on scars up to 16 years old. The formula is safe for all skin types. Use it for minor surgical scars, old scars, burn scars, stretch marks, or any scar with discoloration.

Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting is the GOLD standard recommended by dermatologists and skin specialists.


Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting

Scar Esthetique Scar Cream softens and brightens scars. It’s great for simple scars when discoloration (hyperpigmentation) is your primary concern or if your scar is older than 2 years. The unique formula targets discoloration at the cellular level and supports your overall skin health. This silicone scar cream is non-greasy, easily absorbed, and significantly improves the appearance of scars. Many patients see continued results through long-term use.


It’s more than silicone. Scar Esthetique combines 23 ingredients proven effective for scar management. This mix includes silicone, anti-oxidants, polypeptides, and all-natural botanicals. Each ingredient plays an essential role in minimizing your scar and nourishing your skin. Among these key ingredients onion extract, allantoin, arnica flower, calendula, and silicone. Accidents happen; keep this cream in your cabinet for when you need it.


Medical professionals recommend Scar Esthetique for simple surgical scars and old scars. Testimonials support improvements on scars up to 16 years old. The formula is safe for all skin types. Use it for minor surgical scars, old scars, burn scars, stretch marks, or any scar with discoloration.

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