Frequently Asked Questions

SilDerm™ Stretch Mark Prevention & Repair

What is a Stretch Mark?
Stretch Marks, or gravidarum, are a unique type of scar because they only involve the dermis—there is no break in the epidermis itself. They happen during times of rapid growth such as puberty, pregnancy, excessive weight gain, or even with weightlifting.
Is it safe for use in pregnancy?
A mother's skin blocks many skin care ingredients from entering her body, but small amounts of some ingredients are still absorbed into the bloodstream. Once there, they can cross the placenta and reach the growing foetus. That's because the "placental barrier" is actually more of a widely spaced filter. It blocks things the size of bacteria, but allows most chemicals to pass easy through.
While many topical ingredients are thought to be safe during pregnancy, a large number are linked to harmful effects in clinical studies with repeated or high exposures. Some examples include Vitamin A, salicyclic acid, benzoyl peroxide, certain sunscreens, and even aloe vera.
The SilDerm™ range has set a higher standard for prenatal safety in the cosmetic industry. We search through millions of published medical research articles to see if an ingredient has ever been linked to birth defects. If it has, we replace it with a safer ingredient instead.
What are the ingredients of SilDerm™ Prevention Oil?
GOTU KOLA: an extract from the Centella asiatica plant that stimulates fibroblast cells to produce collagen
TOCOPHEROL: a natural vitamin E – a strong antioxidant that helps prevent tissue damage
What are the ingredients of SilDerm™ Repair Cream?
DARUTOSIDE: A botanical ingredient from the plant siegesbeckia orientalis which is found in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Japan, and Australia. Darutoside can improve the appearance of a Stretch Mark. In controlled trials, Darutoside decreases the length of the Stretch Mark by 50%. In the same trial, the indentation depth was decreased by 55%
REGISTRIL: A combination of ingredients including Phaseolus lunatus (green bean extract), rutin (from fruits and berries). Clinical studies show that with topical use, twice daily for two months, Registril can improve a Stretch Mark’s colour while also decreasing the appearance of its depth by up to 72%.
How much does it cost?
SilDerm™ Prevention Oil costs £34.95 for 120ml bottle. SilDerm™ Repair Cream costs £39.95 for 200ml and £11.50 for 50ml.
Is SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and Repair Cream available to buy in Pharmacies?
SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and SilDerm™ Repair Cream are available in some pharmacies.
Where can I buy SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and SilDerm™ Repair Cream?
You can purchase SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and SilDerm™ Repair Cream via the website www.silderm.com or by phoning our customer call centre on 0844 544 7450.
Are your products allergy tested?
Every SilDerm™ product is allergy tested.
Do you need to use it throughout the pregnancy or start application during midterm?
The sooner you use the product then the better the results will be.
Do you need to continue after giving birth and for how long?
After birth, if you have stretch marks then we would recommend that you use SilDerm™ Repair Cream on the affected areas or areas of concern.
Is SilDerm™ available on prescription?
No, the products are only available to purchase either on the website or in some pharmacies.

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Is there a discount for bulk buys? (Anti-natal groups may purchase bulk amounts rather than single transactions)
Should anyone want to order a large quantity then we will look to discount the products. Anyone wishing to discuss a large order should contact SilDerm Customer Care line 0844 544 7450.
What is the recommended length of use for the repair of older stretch marks? Do you need to use it longer than the recommended twice daily for two months?
You should continue to use SilDerm™ Repair Cream until you see no more benefit.
Is the cream fragrance free?
SilDerm™ Repair Cream has a slight pleasant smell.
Can it be used on children who have had weight gain / loss?
All of the SilDerm™ range is suitable for use on children. If the child has stretch marks then SilDerm™ Repair Cream would be a good option.
Does it contain sunscreen?
No, the SilDerm™ range doesn't contain any SPF factors.
If not, can sunscreen be used over SilDerm™?
Yes, sunscreen can be applied over the top of both SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and Repair Cream.
Is SilDerm waterproof?
No, the SilDerm™ range is not designed to be waterproof and is absorbed by the skin.
What is the shelf life once it has been opened?
The Shelf life of the SilDerm™ Prevention Oil is 2 years and can be used for 12 months once open.
The Shelf life of the SilDerm™ Repair Cream is 2 years and can be used for 12 months once open.
What temperature can it be stored at?
SilDerm™ Prevention Oil can be stored at room temperature.
SilDerm™ Repair Cream can be stored at room temperature.
Is it available to worldwide?
No, SilDerm is available in the UK and Ireland only.
If so is there an extra delivery charge?
Should you wish to purchase SilDerm™ range within Europe there is no additional charge other than the standard £1.99 delivery cost.
Does it effect if used with other types of topical medication?
SilDerm™ range all contain plant extracts ingredients and should not interfere with other topical agents.
Can it be used on skin disorders i.e. eczema?
These products are specifically designed for the prevention and repair of stretch marks. Should you have any other condition please consult your Doctor.
How long does the average tube last for, estimated applications from one tube?
One bottle of SilDerm™ Prevention Oil should last you around 2 months; one tube of 200ml SilDerm™ Repair Cream should last you around 3 months. It really does depend on the size of stretch marks and the area affected.
Are there any samples to try?
Yes please apply through the website www.silderm.com/Free_Sample.aspx.

SilDerm™-Lumixyl™ Skin Brightening

Who is the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System for?
The Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System works best for people of all skin types (Fitzpatrick Photo-types) having mild to moderate epidermal hyperpigmentation. It is also ideal on its own for anyone looking for a skin health regimen that will help prevent photo-damage for brighter skin, and healthier skin function.
Can the Lumixyl™ System be used to treat deeper dermal hyperpigmentation?
Yes, the Lumixyl™ System can be used to treat deeper dermal melasma when coupled with laser resurfacing or aggressive physician mediated chemical peeling procedures. In these cases it can be used as a preparatory conditioning system to begin addressing the epidermal hyperpigmentation areas and to prepare skin for better results from the procedure, as well as being used post procedure to enhance the results and maintain brighter healthier skin.
How does the Lumixyl™ Creme work compared to Hydroquinone?
Lumixyl™ works like hydroquinone in that it inhibits the tyrosinase enzyme that initiates new melanin production in skin. It differs from hydroquinone in that it does not kill the skin cells (melanocytes) that produce pigment in skin.
Does the Lumixyl™ Creme have any effect on melanin that has already been deposited throughout the layers of the epidermis?
No. The Lumixyl™ Creme works to regulate the overproduction of melanin but, like hydroquinone, cannot degrade or clear melanin that has already been deposited throughout the layers of the epidermis. Instead, hyperpigmented layers of skin are removed by the Lumixyl™ GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion that serves to exfoliate the stratum corneum and accelerate cellular turnover in the epidermis.
Is there an average time frame for most patients to progress from a Lumixyl™ System use level one to the next level?
The time frame for progressing from a level one to subsequent levels depends both on the patient's tolerability to the GlycoPeel 20 lotion as well as his or her desired results. Keep in mind that lighter skin types (Fitzpatrick Phototypes I & II) may only require a level one or two to achieve desired results due to the fact that these patients tend to peel easier than patients of darker skin types. Patients with Fitzpatrick types III and above with oily skin may require up to a level III or IV to achieve adequate epidermal turnover. Again, how quickly a patient progresses from one level to another will depend on his or her ability to tolerate more frequent use of the GlycoPeel 20 product.
Why do patients have to stop using the GlycoPeel 20 for 48 - 72 hours before and after their SilkPeel® treatments?
Patients are asked to refrain from using GlycoPeel 20 for 48-72 hours before and after their SilkPeel treatments because the SilkPeel very effectively removes the stratum corneum (top most layer of skin referred to as the skin barrier) thus exposing the delicate, viable (alive) layers of the epidermis. Using the GlycoPeel just before or just after a SilkPeel treatment will cause excessive stinging, burning, redness, dryness and peeling. Keep in mind that our main goal is to achieve excellent results while effectively managing tolerability.
Why use the GlycoPeel 20 AFTER application of the topical brightening cream and not before? Most skin care systems use a toner/exfoliation first followed by a treatment cream.
GlycoPeel 20 is used after the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening Creme because it aids in the penetration of the Lumixyl™ peptide (Decapeptide-12). The logic behind this is: we first apply the product that targets lower layers of the epidermis (in this case, decapeptide-12 targets the basal epidermis), then we follow with those products that target more superficial layers of the epidermis (in this case, the GlycoPeel 20 is meant to target the stratum corneum - top most layer of skin). Hence, we employ a "pulse and chase" strategy to enhance penetration of key ingredients in the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening Creme. For example, most people feel a tingling sensation when they apply the GlycoPeel 20, meaning that it is reaching deeper layers of skin. We reason that since the GlycoPeel 20 is able to penetrate deeply into skin, that it acts as a penetration enhancer driving further penetration of decapeptide-12. You can think of the GlycoPeel 20 as a rocket booster that propels the rocket (Lumixyl™ peptide) into space (basal epidermis).
Can the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System be used in combination with Tretinoin to treat acne lesions and acne-related post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) at the same time?
Yes. The Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System can be used in combination with tretinoin (0.1%, 0.025% & 0.05%) to treat PIH and acne lesions at the same time. However, keep in mind that tolerability must be managed effectively when using tretinoin with the System. When using tretinoin everyday at night, the GlycoPeel 20 Lotion should be used every third day in the morning. All other products in the Lumixyl™ System can be used as directed in the inner flap of the Lumixyl™ System carton.
How is it possible that the GlycoPeel 20 is a leave-on lotion when it contains 20% Glycolic Acid? Won’t it induce a chemical burn?
GlycoPeel 20 is used as a leave-on product, even though it contains 20% Glycolic Acid, because it is buffered to a pH of 3.0+. This prevents chemical burns from occurring (when used appropriately) and allows for enhanced tolerability of the product while maintaining its exfoliating efficacy.
What are potential side effects of using the GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion?
Potential side effects of using higher concentrations of glycolic acid may include redness, irritation and dryness. Glycolic acid may trigger a herpes simplex flare ("cold sores") in patients who have had previous herpes infections especially if no preventative treatment or anti-viral medication is being used.
How long does it take for the average Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System user to see visible results in their skin?
This depends on skin type, depth, and degree of hyperpigmentation together with the frequency of GlycoPeel 20 use. Keep in mind that using Lumixyl™ Topical Brightenin Creme alone solves only half of the hyperpigmentation problem (overproduction of melanin), while the GlycoPeel 20 product addresses the other (removing hyperpigmented layers of the epidermis via exfoliation and enhanced cellular turnover). If the system is used properly, some patients can begin seeing improvement in their skin in as little as 2 - 3 weeks; however, most patients will begin seeing improvements at 8 - 12 weeks. The 8 - 12 week timeframe should be the expectation conveyed to the patient.

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Can the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System be used in combination with IPL, Fraxel or other laser resurfacing technologies?
The answer is yes, but we cannot propose a protocol for using our Lumixyl™ System with these treatments as we do not have first-hand experience with them at this time. The decision to treat patients with the Lumixyl™ System and laser resurfacing, as well as the treatment protocol used to treat the patient, should be left to the physician to decide. With that said, we do have physicians that are testing the Lumixyl™ System in combination with laser resurfacing and expect to have their feedback on appropriate treatment protocols soon.
Can the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System be used to treat pregnant women?
Since we do not currently have scientific and clinical evidence to substantiate the safe use of the Lumixyl™ System with pregnant women, we would advise that pregnant women check with their OB/GYN doctor before using our Lumixyl™ System or any other physician-grade skin care products.
Can the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System be used long-term or do you have to stop its use after several months of use as recommended for competitive hydroquinone-based systems?
The answer is yes - it can be used on a long term basis. Unlike hydroquinone-based systems, the Lumixyl™ System can be safely used long-term without the need to stop its use or alternate with other maintenance-type products.
How do I use the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System as a maintenance regimen once desired results are achieved?
The Active-Prep Cleanser, Lumixyl™ Creme and MoistureLock Sunscreen should always be used according to the recommended use protocol on the Lumixyl™ System packaging carton but use of the GlycoPeel 20 can be backed down to once every third day in the night or once per week in the night. Keep in mind, however, that most forms of melasma/hyperpigmentation are induced by continued stimulus from medications, sun exposure, hormones, etc. Hence, it is advised that patients continue with their Lumixyl™ Creme, in conjunction with an SPF 30 and reduced sun exposure, in order to maintain their brighter, more even skin-tone.
Is the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System good for darker skin tones?
The Lumixyl™ System is ideal for darker skin tones where there is naturally a greater risk of actually seeing skin darkening with the use of Hydroquinone. Due to its non-toxic peptide-based mechanism, it does not have the counter-expression (hypopigmentation – a bleaching effect) that occurs occasionally with prescription products in darker skin.
Can the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System be used with ascorbic acid serums?
Yes, the Lumixyl™ Topical Brightening System can be used while also using ascorbic acid serums. However, please be aware that Vitamin C serums tend to be irritating to skin due to the low pH of formulas containing 5% ascorbic acid or higher. Hence, tolerability needs to be managed by alternating use of the GlycoPeel 20 Lotion with the ascorbic acid serums every other night or as prescribed by a physician.
Where do I find Lumixyl™?
You can check out our contact us page for details
What is of advantage to Lumixyl™?
The Lumixyl™ Topical brightening system is the first real alternative to hydroquinone for addressing hyperpigmentation. The system includes four products that also provide deep anti-oxidant cleansing, stimulate faster cellular turnover, exfoliate dry damaged skin away, and provide excellent sun protection - all with some of the most elegant, paraben free, fragrance free formulations available today. Formulated to feel better than the most expensive department store products, but with results you can only get from your doctor - Lumixyl™ one of the fastest growing skincare regimens in the world today.
Is Lumixyl™ irritating?
The key advantage for the Lumixyl™ peptide over hydroquinone, is that it is absolutely non-toxic and non-irritating! The system does include a product, "GylcoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion" that contains glycolic acid. This product is buffered to be gentle on skin, but it is powerful - so sensitive skin types should start by limiting use of GlycoPeel to once every-other day, in the morning, and increases frequency over time depending on your skin condition goals, and under your skin-care professional's guidance.
Are there clinical studies to support Lumixyl™ results?
Yes! Lumixyl™ was developed through clinical development and studies conducted by Stanford University dermatologists and researchers. Additional studies showing the efficacy of the Lumixyl™ peptide in controlled in-vitro and live patient studies have been published in respected journals including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (Aug '09 issue), and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (Aug '09) issue. Since then, thousands of patients have experienced the results for themselves in the United States, Canada and many countries throughout the world.
Does Lumixyl™ work on freckles?
Freckles are a form of hyperpigmentation, so - yes, Lumixyl™ will help a great deal in promoting a even skin tone and fading the freckles. While perhaps more pronounced in their appearance, freckles are generally closer to the surface of the skin making them easier to address. However, daily use of a sunscreen (no matter what your planned activities for the day) is vital to keeping your freckles to a minimum, as people who are prone to freckle, are extra-sensitive to the UV rays in everyday situations. Use Lumixyl™ Moisturelock SPF 30 Sunscreen every morning and as needed through the day to help keep your skin from getting new freckles.

SilDerm™-Celfix™ Anti-Ageing

How can you claim to repair damaged DNA?
CELFIX does not claim to, or repair damage. It simply utilizes enzymes that attach themselves to the damaged DNA rung, which then sends a signal to the cell to repair itself.
We already have a line of products, what is it about your brand that makes you different?
CELFIX utilizes a cutting edge technology that addresses the aging skin problems at the source, where it begins in the nucleus of the cell, at the DNA level. CELFIX works synergistically with all skin care brands, simply add CELFIX after you cleanse and continue with your current regimen.
What skin types can use CELFIX?
All skin types can use, and should use CELFIX brand products. CELFIX products are formulated to work with all skin types and should be applied at least once or twice daily after cleansing.
Why should we purchase CELFIX?
If you are concerned about overall skin health, you need to add CELFIX to your regimen. Everyone has damaged skin cells, which ultimately come to the surface in the form of different blemishes. CELFIX attacks the damage at the source before it has the ability to reach the surface of the skin. Protect your skin care investment…use CELFIX.
How do you compare to growth factors to CELFIX?
CELFIX is not a growth factor. Growth factors help your body grow new skin cells. In case those skin cells are damaged, CELFIX utilizes enzymes that attack the damage at the source. If you are currently using a growth factor, CELFIX is the perfect combination therapy. CELFIX helps to restore the healthy cell.
At what age should we start using CELFIX?
CELFIX should be used by anyone concerned about the damaging effects of UV on the skin.
Does CELFIX treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots, etc?
Yes fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and age spots among other things are a direct result of UV damage. Treating UV damage at the source (at the DNA level) will have positive effects on aging skin by reducing the amount of damage that reaches the surface of your skin.

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Can CELFIX be used after laser treatments?
As with any type of laser treatment, as long as the skin is not compromised (non-ablative), CELFIX can and should be used especially because most laser treatments are damaging the skin to some extent, and CELFIX will help to restore the damage quicker than normal.
How long will one bottle of DNA Youth Recovery last?
Typically one bottle will last a patient 4 to 6 weeks if used on the face only.
What is "photo-damage?"
Photo-damage to the skin is caused by exposure to harmful ultra-violet light. Photo-damage can be either acute, as in sunburn, or more commonly, chronic, due to gradual changes in the skin caused by an accumulation of sun exposure throughout one's life. Sun exposure is by far the most influential environmental factor that affects aging of the skin.
When should I use Celfix in my daily skin care routine?
CELFIX should be used after cleansing the skin morning and night for optimal results.
How do I apply Celfix?
A single, pearl-sized pump twice daily for the DNA Youth Recovery and DNA Ceramide Renewal. For iQuad Infusion, a single half pump once or twice daily.
What are DNA repair enzymes?
DNA repair enzymes are naturally occurring marine microbes that mimic the body’s natural response to repair damaged DNA.
What is special about DNA iQuad infusion?
iQuad infusion utilizes powerful peptides, to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. It also has powerful antioxidants to absorb free radical damage and help prevent future aging signs. It also utilizes ingredients that help to remove the dark circles, as well as DNA repair enzymes. iQuad Infusion is a treatment for overall eye care.

SilDerm™ SilkPeel®

Why do patients have to stop using the GlycoPeel 20 for 48 - 72 hours before and after their SilkPeel® treatments?
Patients are asked to refrain from using GlycoPeel 20 for 48-72 hours before and after their SilkPeel treatments because the SilkPeel very effectively removes the stratum corneum (top most layer of skin referred to as the skin barrier) thus exposing the delicate, viable (alive) layers of the epidermis. Using the GlycoPeel just before or just after a SilkPeel treatment will cause excessive stinging, burning, redness, dryness and peeling. Keep in mind that our main goal is to achieve excellent results while effectively managing tolerability.
What will my skin look like after my SilkPeel treatment?
Your skin will have a warm, pinkish glow that will usually fade in about 30 minutes, leaving your skin looking healthy and renewed.
Do you have a specific topical for my skin?
SilkPeel addresses the most common skin conditions with topicals for hydrating dry skin and plumping fine lines, brightening dull or uneven skin, clarifying blemishes and acne, and repairing environmental damage.
Is SilkPeel safe?
SilkPeel is a simple, non-invasive procedure performed by a fully trained physician or aesthetician. The risks of traditional microdermabrasion are eliminated by the SilkPeel's crystal-free technology and patients experience little to no discomfort.

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Will there be pain or discomfort after my SilkPeel treatment?
You may feel a mild exfoliation and tightening that leaves the skin feeling healthy and smooth. The moisture of the topicals also leaves your skin with a cool, refreshed feeling.
What do I do after my SilkPeel treatment?
Your physician or aesthetician will recommend products such as moisturizers, cleansers, serums and sunscreen you can use at home to enhance and maintain results.
How long does SilkPeel take?
Treatments typically last about 20 minutes. Plus, because the SilkPeel delivers a dermaceutical during treatment, your post-treatment protocol is quick and easy.
How long will it take to see results after SilkPeel treatments?
While you may see visible results after the first treatment, lasting and more significant results will be seen after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 7 to 10 days apart, supplemented by a daily post-care routine.

SilDerm™ Scar Gel

What is SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is a lightweight, self-drying silicone gel for the treatment of scars. SilDerm™ Scar Gel contains Silicone which has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of scars, as well as reduce the discoloration associated with scars.
What is SilDerm™ Scar Gel made of?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is made of silicone.
How does SilDerm™ Scar Gel work?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel rapidly dries to form a custom fitted silicone sheet; this silicone gel sheet layer is gas permeable, flexible and waterproof. SilDerm™ Scar Gel forms a bond with the stratum corneum (the outer layer of dead skin cells) forming a protective barrier against chemical, physical and microbial invasion of the scar site while assisting with hydration. This creates an environment that allows the scar to mature through normalized collagen synthesis cycles and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.
How long will it take for a scar to improve?
When using SilDerm™ Scar Gel, the recommended minimum treatment time is 60–90 days. Larger and older scars may take longer and continued use is recommended if improvement is still seen after the initial 90 days.
How should SilDerm™ Scar Gel be applied?
  • Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry.
  • Apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel to the area as a very thin layer and allow to dry.
  • Apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel twice daily.
  • For maximum effect, SilDerm™ Scar Gel should have 24 hour contact with the skin.
  • Once dry, SilDerm™ Scar Gel can be covered with sun block or cosmetics.
  • If SilDerm™ Scar Gel has not dried within 4–5 minutes, you have probably used too much.
  • Gently remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue.
On what types of scars is SilDerm™ Scar Gel effective?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is intended for the management of old and new hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma, wounds and burns. It may help to soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness or discoloration associated with them. It may also reduce itching or irritation you may still be experiencing.
Does SilDerm™ Scar Gel work on keloid and hypertrophic scars?
In several medical studies silicone, the key ingredient of SilDerm™ Scar Gel has been proven to flatten, soften, smooth and dramatically improve the discoloration noted with these types of aggressive scars.
Will there be pain or discomfort after my SilkPeel treatment?
You may feel a mild exfoliation and tightening that leaves the skin feeling healthy and smooth. The moisture of the topicals also leaves your skin with a cool, refreshed feeling.
What do I do after my SilkPeel treatment?
Your physician or aesthetician will recommend products such as moisturizers, cleansers, serums and sunscreen you can use at home to enhance and maintain results.
How long does SilkPeel take?
Treatments typically last about 20 minutes. Plus, because the SilkPeel delivers a dermaceutical during treatment, your post-treatment protocol is quick and easy.
How long will it take to see results after SilkPeel treatments?
While you may see visible results after the first treatment, lasting and more significant results will be seen after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 7 to 10 days apart, supplemented by a daily post-care routine.
Does SilDerm™ Scar Gel work on pitted acne scars?
No. Topical scar treatments are not effective on pitted acne scars. If you have pitted acne scars, please see a dermatologist. She/he can discuss with you some of the latest treatments for managing these types of scars, including laser therapy, dermabrasion and fillers.

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What are the advantages of using SilDerm™ Scar Gel instead of silicone sheets?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel has all the benefits of silicone sheets without the inconvenience. Tape allergies, difficulty of use and the potential for bacteria growth between the sheet and the skin are all problems inherent with sheeting.
Is SilDerm™ Scar Gel suitable to use on children?
Yes, SilDerm™ Scar Gel is completely bio-compatible and is therefore suitable for the use on children or people with sensitive skin.
Does SilDerm™ Scar Gel have any odour associated with it?
No, SilDerm™ Scar Gel is 100% odour free.
Are there any restrictions on the use of SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is for external use only. Direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third degree burns and open wounds should be avoided. SilDerm™ Scar Gel should not be used on dermatological conditions that disrupt the integrity of the skin.
How do I clean the affected area before re-applying SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
The SilDerm™ Scar Gel layer will dissipate as your skin cells naturally exfoliate approximately 24 hours. If necessary, gentle washing with soap and water should remove any remainder. It is not necessary to remove the entire SilDerm™ Scar Gel layer prior to re-application.
Will SilDerm™ Scar Gel help heal older scars, or just new scars?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel may help improve the appearance of older scars as well as newer scars.
Is your scar: Red? Raised? Hardened? Itchy? Painful?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel can help.
How long should I use SilDerm™ Scar Gel for scar treatment?
90 days is the recommended initial treatment period however depending upon the scar’s condition and age, treatment could be a bit shorter or longer. Depending on the size of the scar, each package is designed to offer a sufficient quantity of gel for 90 days of treatment, applied twice a day.
How long will it take to see results?
The timing of results varies greatly from person to person. You should see improvement within 90 days. Reduction of redness and itching are usually the first results noted.
Should I continue to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel after 90 days?
If you are still progressing at 90 days, continue to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel until you are no longer seeing improvement.
When can I start to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel after surgery?
You can start to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel after the stitches have been removed and the wound is closed.
Is SilDerm™ Scar Gel effective on all skin types?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is effective on all skin types and colours.
Will SilDerm™ Scar Gel harm my hair?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel will not harm your hair. There is no effect from SilDerm™ Scar Gel on hair.
What is the difference between silicone gel sheets and SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
This ultra-thin waterproof sheet increases the hydration of the stratum corneum but also allows the skin underneath to breathe. The thinner the layer, the more durable the material will be and the better the breathability. If SilDerm™ Scar Gel is applied too thick then this reaction will take too long and the gel will remain sticky.
How much does SilDerm™ Scar Gel Cost?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel comes in 6g and 15g and costs £9.99 and £24.99 respectively.