Silicone Gel Sheets
Definition - What does Silicone Gel Sheets mean?
Silicone gel sheets are topical silicone products used for the treatments of surgical scars. Silicone gel sheets are silicone bandages, usually rectangular in shape, with one side of the cloth containing adhesives that help attach the sheets to the desired part of the body.
Silicone gel sheets hydrate and soothe the skin. They are used to treat keloid and hypertrophic scars, as well as new post-surgical scars.
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Silicone gel sheets are soft and flexible wound covers which allow moisture and oxygen to come through and reach the treated area of skin. The silicone bandages are most often rectangular in shape, but companies produce different shapes of the gel sheets to accommodate various types of post-surgical scarring. While silicone gel sheets are used to treat older hypertrophic and keloid scars, they are most often used to treat fresh post-surgical wounds. Their hydrating properties soothe the skin, treating redness and swelling.
Silicone gel sheets are primarily used as a treatment for scars. Scars are formed when the skin starts producing an overabundance of collagen as a response to the damage inflicted to the dermis. The overproduction of collagen is stimulated by skin dehydration, which the silicone gel sheets battle by hydrating the skin and replacing the missing properties of the upper most layer of the skin.
The excess collagen which is a part of healing creates bumpy, discolored scarring, and silicone gel sheets are used after surgeries to prevent the formation of deep, persistent scars.