When Should I Start Using Silicone Sheets For Scars?
If you’re wondering when to start using silicone scar sheets, always start by talking to your doctor about any treatment that involves a recently healed wound. Our recommendation is that you start using silicone products as soon as your wound closes. This will not only allow plenty of time for the skin to come together, but will also allow you to intervene with scar-healing products at a critical moment in the restructuring of the scar tissue.
How Do I Clean My Scar Fx Sheeting?
You should only clean your Scar FX sheeting with un-concentrated soaps and warm (not hot) water. Gently massage the soap into both sides of the sheet, making sure to loosen any dirt or hair that has collected on the sheet. With warm water, rinse away all of the debris. It’s important to use soap because this is what will remove any naturally-produced oils that have collected on the silicone sheet.
To dry your silicone sheet, let it air-dry. If you dry it with a towel or paper towel, you run the risk of transferring some tiny particles that will make the silicone sheet stick to your skin improperly.
How Long Do Silicone Sheets For Scars Last?
While the natural tackiness of the adhesive is designed to last for about a month, many patients find that they can still use our silicone sheeting even after that time period. As long as you take care of your sheet and clean it properly, the adhesive should last you long enough to heal your scar. And if you still need to use your silicone sheeting even after the tackiness has faded, you can still use the sheeting with the medical tape we included in each Scar Heal Kit.
Why Won’t My Scar Fx Sheeting Stick?
If this is your first time trying to apply your Scar FX sheet, you may have missed the thin protective layer that sits on top of the adhesive layer. There is a thin layer of plastic on each side of your silicone sheet.
If you’ve been using your sheet for a few weeks and the tackiness is starting to wear off, this is normal. With regular use (and proper cleaning), the adhesive will last you at least a month, but it will fade sooner or later. If you have an older sheet that won’t stick, simply apply the included tape to the edges of the silicone sheet, and you’re good to go!
Can I Use Silicone Scar Sheeting With Other Products?
If you apply a product under the silicone sheeting, you’ll have trouble with the sheet sticking properly. In order to get the best scar recovery, we recommend that you use the Scar FX silicone sheet at night and our Rejuvasil topical silicone during the day. After you’ve seen the maximum results from your Scar Heal Kit combination, Scar Esthetique is a great product to use to help reduce any lingering discoloration.