How It Works
Kelo-cote® has been clinically proven to reduce the redness, hardness, elevation, itch and pain associated with scars.1,2,3 It has also demonstrated efficacy in preventing scars as well.4,5,6,7 It is safe and effective for scars resulting from surgery, trauma, or burns. Kelo-cote® helps to reduce scars and restore confidence.
Kelo-cote® gel self-dries to a waterproof, gas permeable membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. It helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin. It has also been shown to reduce the discoloration and itching associated with scars. 8,9,10
The effectiveness and safety of silicone gels in the treatment and prevention of scars is established and well documented.13, 14, 15 In a recent study with a treatment of a wide variety of scars, 80% of patients and 76% of physicians rated the overall efficacy of Kelo-cote® as “very good” or “good”.
Kelo-cote® silicone gel makes effective scar reduction easy. Here are some of the many benefits:
Transparent and odourless
Softens and flattens raised scars
Reduces redness and discolouration
Relieves itching and discomfort associated with scars
The only silicone gel with a patented, self-drying formula
Kelo-cote acts like a second layer of skin, providing 24 hour efficacy
Easy and painless to apply, no removal necessary
Self dries to an invisible, breathable sheet within 4-5 minutes
Cosmetics or sun block can be applied once Kelo-cote has dried
Suitable for use in children, patients with sensitive skin
No skin irritation or maceration*
Ideal for irregular skin/scar surface, joints, flexures, the face and any size scar
*Maceration: when the skin becomes pale, moist, wrinkled and soggy, such as when an adhesive bandage has been on for too long
Kelo-cote® products may be used to manage, reduce, soften and help prevent the following types of scars:
Mohs surgery scars
Plastic surgery scars
Breast augmentation scars
Body contouring scars
Breast reduction scars
Body piercing scars
Breast implant scars
Tattoo removal scars
Tummy tuck scars
Cleft lip scars
Our patented Siliclear Complex
Silicone gel has proven efficacy in scar management and abnormal scar prevention and has become the gold standard of dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide.11,12,13 A recent publication by the International Advisory Panel on Scar Management, a group of skin specialists, recommends the use of silicone gel as the first line of treatment for the treatment of a wide variety of scars. 13
Silicone is internationally recommended as the first line of treatment in scar management (Ref: Mustoe TA et el. Plast Reconstr Surg 2002). Silicone gel is thought to work by creating the ideal environment for the scar to mature: it forms a protective and breathable barrier that bind to the top layer of the skin and allows hydration of the skin.
The Siliclear Complex™ is the foundation of Kelo-cote® scar treatment products; it refers to our patented combination of silicone ingredients including long chain polymer liquid, volatile, and solid silicones. This precise formula, combined with a highly specialized manufacturing process, transforms these ingredients into our highly effective scar treatment gels and spray.
The Siliclear Complex™ formulation enables the use of higher molecular weight, long chain polymers which will form a waterproof, semi-occlusive layer that adheres well to the surface of the skin. The volatile silicones allow for a spreadable consistency that will not damage the skin or cause pain during application. It is “smear proof” upon drying, and does not feel tacky or sticky to the touch. This silicone layer acts as a custom-fitted silicone sheet on the skin, providing all the benefits of silicone sheeting without the bulk, maceration or inconvenience.
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