Trauma & Lacerations scar management
The ReJuveness approach to wound scar management centers on the noninvasive application of silicone sheeting, often in conjunction with the topical application of skin-identical lipids found in Hyper-heal cream, and in some cases where scar revision is necessary , derma needling to induce micro injuries to reactivate the healing cascades and speed the remodeling process.
Silicone sheeting has been widely used by trauma centers for more than twenty years and is the favored treatment among plastic surgeons. Scientific research into wound scar management indicates that topical application of silicone – such as ReJuveness® Original Silicone Sheeting – is the most effective treatment for the widest number of patients.
ReJuveness® Silicone Sheeting is the safest, highest-quality silicone sheeting on the market, developed in the USA with expert technical supervision. Neither a gel nor a liquid, medical-grade ReJuveness® Silicone Sheeting relieves the burning and itching that often accompanies scarring disorders. Each sheet is reusable and can be used alone or with ReJuveness Hyper-Heal Cream.
ReJuveness Hyper-Heal Cream transdermally delivers skin identical lipids such as ceramides into the skin, reestablishing a healthy stratum corneum, promoting healing and more aesthetic results.
How ReJuveness wound scar management works
There is evidence that the most successful silicone-based treatment of problem scarring is achieved when the scar is immature and the overlying epithelium is intact. ReJuveness® Silicone Sheeting, alone or in combination with ReJuveness Hyper-Heal Cream, is highly effective at preventing scars. If it is too late for preventive scar management and problem scars have already formed, ReJuveness can be used to flatten mature scar tissue and restore normal skin tone.
Why silicone sheeting is effective in managing wound scars is still being studied. Theories that there is a single mechanism – occlusion, hydration, static electricity or pressure – that causes the scar improvement have proven inadequate. The more convincing theories examine the re-creation of the womb-like barrier silicone creates to replicate the kind of scarless healing observed as gestating babies recover from prenatal surgery.
According to a 2015 publication in the journal Advances in Wound Care, the effectiveness of silicone sheeting in preventing, managing and reducing problem scars is “largely undisputed.”
Researchers theorize that silicone replicates the occlusive, or barrier properties of the uppermost layer of skin, known as the stratum corneum. As the stratum corneum regenerates after a wound, it is less effective at protecting the deeper layers of the epidermis from drying out. This dehydration signals to cells in the epidermis to synthesize and release collagen. When the body produces too much collagen, the result is a raised, discolored scar.
The most dramatic manifestation of this process are keloid scars, tough, irregular raised scars, usually with a smooth top and a pink or purple color. They tend to enlarge progressively and have a genetic component. Keloids are technically scars that have evolved into unhealed lesions, continually remodeling.
The ReJuveness research team has discovered that silicones are uniquely biologically interactive with these growing lesions. Each ReJuveness product provides raw materials, affects signal transduction, activates healing cascades, provides mechanical forces or creates intracellular environments to help prevent keloids from forming.
Topical silicone treatment has also proven effective in reducing and managing scars and preventing them from becoming:
- hyperpigmented – darkened.
- hypopigmented – whitened or bleached out.
- atrophic – sunken because of the loss of fat or muscle around the incision.
- hypertrophic – slightly raised in a way that may regress over time.
Derma needling may also prove effective as a means of preventing scarring and increasing the absorption of lipids into the stratum corneum. Consult your physician to determine if needling is an appropriate treatment for your remodeling scar.
Your physician may be best able to best recommend the proper scar management therapy for you based on his or her knowledge of your lifestyle, general health and genetic history.
A note about price
ReJuveness® Original Silicone Sheeting may at first glance seem a little bit more expensive compared to other silicone sheeting products. As you and your physician weigh your options, remember that only one ReJuveness sheet is needed for a treatment period of up to a year.
While you can wash and reuse a single ReJuveness sheet with a gentle soap again and again between uses, other silicone gel sheets fall apart after a month or less.
ReJuveness® Original Silicone Sheeting is also the safest and most effective silicone sheeting on the market.
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