Scars always occur when tissues have been significantly damaged and repaired. It’s a natural part of the healing process. Scar is formed when healing cells, called fibroblasts, enter the wounded area and start forming collagen (the building block of the scar tissue) to close the wound as fast as possible. A normal looking scar occurs when collagen line up in rows, forming a bridge over the wound. Hypertrophic and Keloid scars occur when collagen fibers are overproduced and do not line up uniformly.
• How Kemagel®Silicone reduces scars:
The exact mechanism of action by which Silicone Gel works is still unknown. However, it is thought that it acts on the outer layer of the skin to reduce evaporation and so it keeps the skin in an adequately but not over-hydrated condition. The hydration of the scar site may help create ideal conditions for softening and fading of scar tissue.
Scars are permanent; Kemagel®Silicone will not remove them. However, when used properly as directed, Kemagel®Silicone will reduce the size and discoloration of scar tissue.