Silagen | Scar Refinement System
One of the first questions many patients ask when inquiring about a surgical procedure is “Will it leave a scar?”
“Unfortunately, there’s no way to cut the skin without leaving a scar,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “However, using advanced reconstructive surgery and cosmetic techniques, as well as maximizing the skin’s healing in the post-operative period, we can minimize the appearance of a scar to the point where it is barely visible.”
Post-op care can include proper bandaging and wound care, laser therapy, as well as specialized medications and adjuvant therapies that support optimal healing and lead to the best cosmetic outcome.
Silagen is one such adjuvant therapy. This unique and innovative approach to post-op skin care can maximize healing and result in a more aesthetically pleasing result.
How Does It Work?
After procedures like Mohs micrographic surgery or other skin excisions, the skin begins the healing process. During this process, cells in the wound are activated and stimulated to produce collagen. Without proper care, the wound can overproduce collagen and lead to hypertrophic scarring or keloids.
“Silagen gel and strips work by occluding the wound, and ensuring the optimal environment exists for healing to take place,” explains Dr. Mamelak. “These products, made of 100% silicone, help to retain moisture and regulate the amount of collagen that body produces,” he continues. This results in a more evenly-healed area and a less visible scar.
Gel vs. Strips
Silagen offers both a gel form and strip bandage for scar refinement. “The form of Silagen recommended really depends on where the wound is located,” Dr. Mamelak says. If the wound is on the face or a smaller area, pure silicone gel may be easier to apply. The adhesive strips are typically better for larger treatment areas with less movement.
It’s always important follow your physician’s post-procedure instructions to optimize healing. Silagen the physician-exclusive product could be an effective adjuvant for avoiding raised and hypertrophic scars.
Are you interested in discussing scar treatment? Contact us today to set up your consultation today!