Unsightly surgical scars can make you feel self-conscious, but there are now several cosmetic creams and gels on the market that can be used to significantly reduce them. As a result, doctors are often asked to recommend effective creams for treating surgical scars. While there are a variety of alternatives, Biocorneum gel or cream are two of the topical solutions often used to treat surgery related scars?
When to start scar treatment
It is generally safe enough to begin scar treatment about 4 weeks after surgery, as the scar should be healed enough by this time. However, patients should consult with their plastic surgeon and follow their instructions. Most results can be seen in a matter of weeks, but it often depends on the type of scar.
Biocorneum Gel for Scars
Silicone is very effective for healing scars, so it’s not surprising that Biocorneum gel, which is silicone based, is highly recommended for this purpose. When it is applied to the scar,Biocorneum gel forms a protective silicone covering that helps to preserve the underlying tissue. The gel also hydrates the scar, and promotes collagen to accelerate the maturation process.
Biocorneum is also beneficial, because it flattens raised scars and relieves itching and other discomfort. In contains SPF 30, which offers protection from sun exposure,thereby preventing discoloration and redness. It can be used for both old and new scars.
Alternatively, Biocorneum cream is also available for treating scars, but the gel is often preferred, because it dries quickly and protects the scar.
If you are interested in understanding how Biocorneum gel or cream can help surgery related scars, contact Kyle Song, MD, at Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA.Call 949-701-4454today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Song.