All silicones are not created equal
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Research on the Efficacy of Silicone Sheeting for Scar Treatment
Highlights: - While the exact mechanisms by which SGS improves hypertrophic scars, keloid development and recovery are yet to be fully agreed upon, its ability to do so remains largely undisputed at present. However, there still is ongoing deliberation over the exact mechanism of action of silicone in improving a scar. At present it is likely that through occlusion of the scar site and hydration of the wound bed, the overactivity of scar-related cells is suppressed, and their activity normalized.
Scapa Healthcare, Manchester, United Kingdom; Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Received 2015 Jan 28; Accepted 2015 Mar 12. Copyright 2015, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Highlights: - Silicone gel sheeting (SGS) has been widely used in clinical practice for the treatment of HTSs since the early 1980s. There is good evidence of the efficacy of the SGS, which has become standard practice among plastic surgeons.
Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2014 Aug; 69(8): 565573; doi: 10.6061/clinics/2014(08)11; PMCID: PMC4129552; Felipe Bettini Rabello, I Cleyton Dias Souza, II and Jayme Adriano; University of São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto/SP, Brazil.
Updated Scar Management Practical Guidelines: Non-invasive and invasive measures
Highlights: - Silicone sheeting or gel is universally considered as the first-line prophylactic and treatment option for hypertrophic scars and keloids. The efficacy and safety of this gold-standard, non-invasive therapy has been demonstrated in many clinical studies....Silicone products may help to prevent excessive scar formation by restoring the water barrier through occlusion and hydration of the stratum corneum and need to be used as soon as the wound/suture is healed.
Stan Monstrey; Esther Middelkoop; Jan Jeroen Vranck; Franco Bassetto; Ulrich E. Zieglere; Sylvie Meaume; Luc Tot; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Burn Centre, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; Association of Dutch Burn Centres, Beverwijk and Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Research Institute MOVE, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, KUL Leuven University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium; Plastic Surgery Institute, University of Padova, Padua, Italy; Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Stuttgart Sporerstrasse, Germany; Geriatric Department, Rothschild Hospital, University of Paris 6, Paris, France; Wound Healing Unit and Burns Surgery, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France; Received 9 August 2013, Accepted 16 April 2014, Available online 14 May 2014