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Does mepiform work on old scars?

Does mepiform work on old scars?

Mepiform® Soft Silicone Gel Sheeting for Scar Management has no effect on old, flat, white scars. Do not use on open, infected wounds or over scabs.

How long should you use mepiform?

For optimum results, Mepiform® should be used for 2-4 months or longer depending on the condition and age of the scar tissue. To ensure maximum effectiveness, Mepiform® should be applied when the scar is newly formed. Topical Silicone has been shown to have a positive impact on hypertrophic and keloid scars.

What is mepiform used for?

Mepiform, with Safetac® technology (soft silicone), smoothes, softens and fades red and distinctive scars resulting from surgery, accidents, cuts, and burns. Mepiform may be used as a prophylactic treatment to avoid scar formation, which may take up to one year.

How does silicone dressing work?

Soft silicone dressings are coated with a hydrophobic soft silicone layer that is tacky to touch. These dressings do not stick to the moist wound bed, but will adhere gently to the surrounding skin. They are designed to minimise trauma on removal and do not leave an adhesive residue on the skin4.

How often should you change mepiform?

Mepiform should optimally be worn for 24 hours a day. Remove the dressing once per day for inspection and washing of the skin. The dressing can then be reapplied. Mepiform should under normal conditions be changed every 3 – 7 days or when the adherent properties of the dressing are no longer sufficient.

How long should you wear silicone scar sheets?

How long should I wear each ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheet? Each ScarAway Reusable Silicone Scar Sheet should be worn for a minimum of 12 and up to 23 hours per day, provided it is removed and the scar area and sheet are washed daily. The longer the silicone is in contact with your skin, the faster you may see results.

Can you wear silicone sheets all day?

When do you put silicone gel on a wound?

When can you begin using silicone gel for scars? You can begin using silicone gel for your scar as soon as your wound is fully healed and there is no more bleeding or scabbing. Generally, it takes about 3 weeks for a wound to fully heal, but this can vary by patient.

Is mepiform waterproof?

If used together with an ointment or cream, ensure the dressing covers an area beyond the cream to ensure adequate adhesion. Mepiform is waterproof and can be worn while bathing and showering.

Why is mepiform so good for the skin?

Mepiform is gentle to the skin and protects delicate skin from sunlight and UV rays1. It can be removed and reapplied without losing its adherent properties1. Because Mepiform conforms well to the body, it’s comfortable and protects sensitive areas where the pants or underwear often irritates1.

How to apply mepiform to a skin scar?

A Gentle Reusable Self Adherent Silicone Sheet for Managing Scars 1 Remove the release film. If needed, cut to shape. 2 Apply Mepiform to the scar. Make sure the skin is clean, dry, and free from any ointments. 3 Reapply after daily cleaning of the scar.

When is the best time to wear mepiform?

For optimum effect, Mepiform should be worn 24 hours a day. The thin, flexible design is discreet and may safely be worn during daily activities. Mepiform minimizes pain & trauma at dressing changes & can be cut to size & reapplied. One Mepiform sheet may be used several days before replacement.

How often should I take my mepiform off?

Optimally, Mepiform should be worn 24 hours a day but is ok to removed once a day, when bathing and washing of the skin. 1. Remove the release film.