INV Cica-Care™ Silicone Gel Sheeting 12cm X 15cm

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Cica-Care Silicone Gel Sheeting 12cm X 15cm

Features:

  • CicaCare Silicone Gel Sheet can also be used on closed wounds to prevent hypertrophic scar or keloid formation.
  • Cica-Care is durable, comfortable and re-usable, ideal for day and night use. It may be used on children and adults making it suitable for the whole family. Cica-Care has been shown to be successful in improving older scars, however results are expected to be most effective in more recent scars.
  • Within 2-4 months, scars you thought were permanent can be reduced and their appearance improved.

Benefits:

  • Improves the appearance of scars:Widely used by hospitals, dermatologists, and surgeons for the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
  • Easy to use:The Cica-Care adhesive gel sheet is soft, comfortable and simple to apply. It can be cut to size to fit most scars. Durable and reusable, it can be used day or night.
  • Self adhesive:The skin contact side of Cica-Care is self adhesive, while the upper side is a strengthening non-adhesive silicone membrane.
  • Conformable:Cica-Care is a very conformable silicone gel sheet. Because it is self-adhesive, Cica-Care can be easily used in many awkward anatomical locations, including earlobes and sternal areas.
  • Reusable:One piece of Cica-Care can be easily washed and reused. Once it becomes difficult to clean, a new piece should be used. This usually occurs after 14 to 28 day intervals.
  • Cost effective:Cica-Care is durable and reusable. Each cut piece lasts up to 28 days in use, making it a cost effective regime.

Directions:

  • Wash your hands before use and then gently clean the scar and surrounding skin. Thoroughly dry the area before applying CICA-CARE.
  • Peel the lid from the tray containing CICA-CARE and remove the gel sheet.
  • With a pair of scissors, cut the sheet to the size of the scar - allowing a little overlap all the way round. Store the remaining gel sheet in a dry place, like the tray the gel came in.
  • Remove the printed plastic sheet to reveal the adhesive.
  • Apply CICA-CARE, adhesive side down, to the scarred area without stretching the strip. If your scar is in an awkward position you may wish to use a light bandage or tape to keep Cica-Care in position. Do not hold the gel sheet too tightly to the skin as this may cause irritation of the scar and surrounding area.
  • CICA-CARE should be applied to the scar for 4 hours on the first two days of use. The application time should then be increased by 2 hours a day to enable your skin to get used to the gel strip. 
  • Clean CICA-CARE twice daily with a mild soap. Once you've cleaned the gel strip, rinse it well.
  • Dry the CICA-CARE strip with a non-fluffy towel before re-applying. Ensure the scar and surrounding area is washed too.

Customer Questions & Answers:

What is CICA-CARE?

CICA-CARE is a unique product for treating scars. It is an advanced form of silicone in an adhesive gel sheet, which is medically proven to be effective in up to 90% of the cases by flattening, fading and softening red and raised scars, old and new

Why to Use CICA-CARE ?

CICA-CARE is easy and comfortable to use and incurs little of the pain, inconvenience and cost of other scar treatments like laser surgery, surgery or steroid injections.There's no need for tapes or bandages either.

It's medically proven to be safe and effective for use on children as well as adults. This is why CICA-CARE has been widely used by the medical profession for over ten years. Now it is available for you to purchase from your local pharmacist.

How CICA-CARE Works ?

Research into how CICA-CARE works suggests that it occludes the skin to hydrate the scar area. This means moisture is locked into the skin around the scar, reducing the blood supply and deposit of collagen, which is what the body uses to rebuild deeply wounded skin.

The effect of this is to make the scar tissue paler in colour, closer to the natural colour of your skin.

When to Use CICA-CARE?

CICA-CARE is designed to soften, flatten and fade red, dark or raised scars that have resulted from surgery, accidents, cuts and burns and injury to any part of the body, including the face. However, some injuries leave white scars that naturally fade away over time and CICA-CARE is not suitable for use on these. It must not be used on open or infected wounds or over scabs or stitches.

How soon can CICA-CARE be used after an injury?

CICA-CARE may be used on any old or new closed wounds, including red or raised scars resulting from surgical incisions such as cesarean sections, cosmetic surgery or accidental injury such as burns and cuts. Always ensure that the wound is fully closed before using CICA-CARE. Do not use on open wounds, infected wounds, scabs, or over stitches.

How do I know if CICA-CARE will work on my scar?

The scar needs to be red and/or raised for CICA-CARE to be effective - it doesn't work on old white, flat scars.

Why do I have to wash CICA-CARE?

As part of normal hygiene it is wise to keep the CICA-CARE clean. Also the stickiness of the product is restored after cleansing. This will remove normal oils/secretions of skin.

Is it safe to use?

Yes. CICA-CARE is a medically proven, silicone gel sheet. It is safe for use on children and adults.

What if I have a skin condition, e.g. eczema, psoriasis, or acne?

Where there is broken skin, CICA-CARE should not be used.To date there has been no research to determine if CICA-CARE will work on other skin problems.

Will it work with old scars?

Yes. Scientific research and clinical data has shown that CICA-CARE actively improves the appearance of scars up to 20 years old. Results showed that up to 90% of red and raised scars improved in appearance by softening, flattening and fading the colour of the scar. However, results are expected to be most effective on more recent scars.

Will it work on hairy skin?

In order for CICA-CARE to work, it must be in good contact with the scar. If there is too much hair, then shaving may be an option.

Will it work on elderly people and/or babies?

It is safe for use on children and adults.

The product has been tested on subjects from 2-60+ years of age. We have no data on its use on babies below the age of 2 years.

Will it prevent scarring?

Yes, CICA-CARE has been shown to reduce the incidence of red and raised (Hypertrophic & Keloid) scars, if used immediately after wound closure.

What are the types of scars/how many types are there?

There are a several types of scars. Normal scars are usually flat and light coloured. CICA-CARE is not effective on this type of scar. CICA-CARE is appropriate for red and raised scars. Hypertrophic scars are red and raised and remain within the boundaries of the original injury. Keloids are also red and raised, but usually grow outside the original boundaries of the injury. Keloids can also be quite itchy.

More information can be found at the Scar Information website.

Why do some skin types scar more than others?

It is not totally clear why some skin types scar more easily or readily than others. Nevertheless, it is believed that darker skinned people are usually at a higher risk.

CICA-CARE can be used to prevent scarring when used as soon as the wound has healed.

Once CICA-CARE reduces my scar/makes it better, will the scar come back?

Bear in mind that even though there will always be some evidence of the scar, nobody has reported any recurrence of a scar after treatment with CICA-CARE.

Do I have to wear it forever / how long is the treatment period?

No, it is intended as a temporary treatment but can be worn until you stop seeing further improvement in your scar. The total treatment time is likely to be from 2-4 months.

Note: Image and Description may vary from actual product due to Continuous manufacturer Product updates. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product

 

 

 

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Cica-Care Silicone Gel Sheeting 12cm X 15cm

Features:

  • CicaCare Silicone Gel Sheet can also be used on closed wounds to prevent hypertrophic scar or keloid formation.
  • Cica-Care is durable, comfortable and re-usable, ideal for day and night use. It may be used on children and adults making it suitable for the whole family. Cica-Care has been shown to be successful in improving older scars, however results are expected to be most effective in more recent scars.
  • Within 2-4 months, scars you thought were permanent can be reduced and their appearance improved.

Benefits:

  • Improves the appearance of scars:Widely used by hospitals, dermatologists, and surgeons for the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
  • Easy to use:The Cica-Care adhesive gel sheet is soft, comfortable and simple to apply. It can be cut to size to fit most scars. Durable and reusable, it can be used day or night.
  • Self adhesive:The skin contact side of Cica-Care is self adhesive, while the upper side is a strengthening non-adhesive silicone membrane.
  • Conformable:Cica-Care is a very conformable silicone gel sheet. Because it is self-adhesive, Cica-Care can be easily used in many awkward anatomical locations, including earlobes and sternal areas.
  • Reusable:One piece of Cica-Care can be easily washed and reused. Once it becomes difficult to clean, a new piece should be used. This usually occurs after 14 to 28 day intervals.
  • Cost effective:Cica-Care is durable and reusable. Each cut piece lasts up to 28 days in use, making it a cost effective regime.

Directions:

  • Wash your hands before use and then gently clean the scar and surrounding skin. Thoroughly dry the area before applying CICA-CARE.
  • Peel the lid from the tray containing CICA-CARE and remove the gel sheet.
  • With a pair of scissors, cut the sheet to the size of the scar - allowing a little overlap all the way round. Store the remaining gel sheet in a dry place, like the tray the gel came in.
  • Remove the printed plastic sheet to reveal the adhesive.
  • Apply CICA-CARE, adhesive side down, to the scarred area without stretching the strip. If your scar is in an awkward position you may wish to use a light bandage or tape to keep Cica-Care in position. Do not hold the gel sheet too tightly to the skin as this may cause irritation of the scar and surrounding area.
  • CICA-CARE should be applied to the scar for 4 hours on the first two days of use. The application time should then be increased by 2 hours a day to enable your skin to get used to the gel strip. 
  • Clean CICA-CARE twice daily with a mild soap. Once you've cleaned the gel strip, rinse it well.
  • Dry the CICA-CARE strip with a non-fluffy towel before re-applying. Ensure the scar and surrounding area is washed too.

Customer Questions & Answers:

What is CICA-CARE?

CICA-CARE is a unique product for treating scars. It is an advanced form of silicone in an adhesive gel sheet, which is medically proven to be effective in up to 90% of the cases by flattening, fading and softening red and raised scars, old and new

Why to Use CICA-CARE ?

CICA-CARE is easy and comfortable to use and incurs little of the pain, inconvenience and cost of other scar treatments like laser surgery, surgery or steroid injections.There's no need for tapes or bandages either.

It's medically proven to be safe and effective for use on children as well as adults. This is why CICA-CARE has been widely used by the medical profession for over ten years. Now it is available for you to purchase from your local pharmacist.

How CICA-CARE Works ?

Research into how CICA-CARE works suggests that it occludes the skin to hydrate the scar area. This means moisture is locked into the skin around the scar, reducing the blood supply and deposit of collagen, which is what the body uses to rebuild deeply wounded skin.

The effect of this is to make the scar tissue paler in colour, closer to the natural colour of your skin.

When to Use CICA-CARE?

CICA-CARE is designed to soften, flatten and fade red, dark or raised scars that have resulted from surgery, accidents, cuts and burns and injury to any part of the body, including the face. However, some injuries leave white scars that naturally fade away over time and CICA-CARE is not suitable for use on these. It must not be used on open or infected wounds or over scabs or stitches.

How soon can CICA-CARE be used after an injury?

CICA-CARE may be used on any old or new closed wounds, including red or raised scars resulting from surgical incisions such as cesarean sections, cosmetic surgery or accidental injury such as burns and cuts. Always ensure that the wound is fully closed before using CICA-CARE. Do not use on open wounds, infected wounds, scabs, or over stitches.

How do I know if CICA-CARE will work on my scar?

The scar needs to be red and/or raised for CICA-CARE to be effective - it doesn't work on old white, flat scars.

Why do I have to wash CICA-CARE?

As part of normal hygiene it is wise to keep the CICA-CARE clean. Also the stickiness of the product is restored after cleansing. This will remove normal oils/secretions of skin.

Is it safe to use?

Yes. CICA-CARE is a medically proven, silicone gel sheet. It is safe for use on children and adults.

What if I have a skin condition, e.g. eczema, psoriasis, or acne?

Where there is broken skin, CICA-CARE should not be used.To date there has been no research to determine if CICA-CARE will work on other skin problems.

Will it work with old scars?

Yes. Scientific research and clinical data has shown that CICA-CARE actively improves the appearance of scars up to 20 years old. Results showed that up to 90% of red and raised scars improved in appearance by softening, flattening and fading the colour of the scar. However, results are expected to be most effective on more recent scars.

Will it work on hairy skin?

In order for CICA-CARE to work, it must be in good contact with the scar. If there is too much hair, then shaving may be an option.

Will it work on elderly people and/or babies?

It is safe for use on children and adults.

The product has been tested on subjects from 2-60+ years of age. We have no data on its use on babies below the age of 2 years.

Will it prevent scarring?

Yes, CICA-CARE has been shown to reduce the incidence of red and raised (Hypertrophic & Keloid) scars, if used immediately after wound closure.

What are the types of scars/how many types are there?

There are a several types of scars. Normal scars are usually flat and light coloured. CICA-CARE is not effective on this type of scar. CICA-CARE is appropriate for red and raised scars. Hypertrophic scars are red and raised and remain within the boundaries of the original injury. Keloids are also red and raised, but usually grow outside the original boundaries of the injury. Keloids can also be quite itchy.

More information can be found at the Scar Information website.

Why do some skin types scar more than others?

It is not totally clear why some skin types scar more easily or readily than others. Nevertheless, it is believed that darker skinned people are usually at a higher risk.

CICA-CARE can be used to prevent scarring when used as soon as the wound has healed.

Once CICA-CARE reduces my scar/makes it better, will the scar come back?

Bear in mind that even though there will always be some evidence of the scar, nobody has reported any recurrence of a scar after treatment with CICA-CARE.

Do I have to wear it forever / how long is the treatment period?

No, it is intended as a temporary treatment but can be worn until you stop seeing further improvement in your scar. The total treatment time is likely to be from 2-4 months.

Note: Image and Description may vary from actual product due to Continuous manufacturer Product updates. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product

 

 

 

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