Sunday, January 29, 2012

Silastic gel sheeting, Mederma, and paper tape for scars

A recent study demonstrates that Mederma, silicone gel, or silastic sheeting will improve the appearance of a scar compared to no treatment at all. Scar treatment should begin 2 weeks after surgery and should be placed on the surgical site for at least 6 weeks. It is preferable to have this treatment for 6 months or longer as it takes this much time for a scar to mature.

Dr. Funk is a facial plastic surgeon in Houston who specializes in scar revision and facial reconstruction. Dr. Funk sees patients from Houston, Sugarland, Spring Cypress, and Katy.