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  • Writer's pictureLisa Raimondo

Silicone Gel Sheeting or Silicone Ointment: Which is Better for Scars?

When comes to choosing between silicone gel sheeting and silicone ointment for scar treatment, both options have their advantages. Let's explore which one might be better suited for your needs.

Silicone ointments are particularly suitable for scars on the face or on highly mobile and exposed areas such as the elbow or wrist. They come in a convenient compact tube, making them easy to carry and apply on the go. For optimal results, it is recommended to apply silicone ointment to the scar 2 or 3 times daily for a period of 8-12 weeks.

It's worth noting that some silicone ointments may not dry quickly and can feel sticky to the touch. Additionally, caution should be exercised to avoid getting silicone on clothes or other fabrics, as they have the tendency to stain.

On the other hand, silicone gel sheets offer a different approach. They cover a larger area at once, making them ideal for larger scars, burn scars, or major abrasions. Silicone gel sheets are generally preferred for their ease of use and convenience. However, they do not provide compression or adhere as securely as ointments do.

Both silicone gel sheeting and silicone ointments are known to be highly effective and safe methods for flattening and reducing the appearance of keloid and hypertrophic scars. The choice between the two ultimately depends on personal preference, the size of the scar, and its location.

Remember, always consult with your healthcare provider or dermatologist for personalized advice on scar treatment options and to determine which option is best for you.


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SILIKAN Customer Care Team

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