How do we know if Scar Treatment works?
August 26, 2022
How do we know if scar treatment works? Well, the only reliable way, that is accepted by doctors and scientists, is the randomised, controlled clinical trial. Randomised means the trial participants don’t know whether they are receiving the treatment or a harmless placebo. Controlled means that results in the participants receiving the treatment (the treatment group) can be compared with those who received the placebo (the control group). Statistical methods are used to ensure that the two groups are well matched and the results are able to be verified as significant or not. Such trial are the gold standard.
There are other ways to compare treatments but they are much less meaningful or reliable. Many products used on skin are tested in so called ‘Panel Tests’. You probably recognise them from advertisements that say something like: “We asked 20 volunteers to test our new, whizz-bang skin beauty cream, Age-Away, and eighteen said they noticed definite signs of improved skin tone and reduced wrinkles!” Wow! A 90% improvement! Such results are more often a case of wishful thinking than any real, lasting effect.
So, what about treatments to reduce or eliminate scars? Most are ‘tested’ using unreliable methods such as panel tests, if indeed they are tested at all. Only one type of treatment has been demonstrated to be effective in a large number of randomised, controlled clinical trials. And that treatment is Silicone Gel Sheeting (pure silicone in solid, gel form) and Liquid Silicone Gel containing a high concentration (more than 90%) of pure silicone in a rapid-drying liquid form.
Rejuvaskin Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting and ScarSil Silicone Gel are the gold standard treatments for reducing or eliminating hypertrophic and traumatic scars. Proven to work, they meet the highest standard of clinical proof. You can rely on them.
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.