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The silicon sheet used in scar management

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Post  sophia11 Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:59 pm

A silicon sheet is a silicon gel membrane, which is made from new type medical high polymer materials. It is a kind of thin, soft and transparent sheet, the adhesive side is applied to the scar, and on the other side is a silicone side without adhesion, thus it is unnecessary to apply the other dressing to affix it. It acts on scar through the obvious oxygen tension, pressure and hydrolysis with characteristics of being easy to use, clean, and comfortable and offers excellent moisture penetrability, air permeability, pressure sensitivity and acts as a protective screen from bacteria.

Given these properties, the silicon sheet is an excellent treatment for the healing of new wounds which have closed. In the first few months of the wound closure, it is hard to determine the nature of the scars - as to whether it is a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. As different types of scar formation are treated differently, it is recommended that a neutral treatment be used until a scar has been identified as belonging to either category. For this purpose, the silicon sheet is very helpful.


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