Sometimes, even a small scar in the wrong place can make people so self-conscious that they hesitate to participate in social events. Our medical staff at MediSpa/PSS is proud to offer Silagen scar refinement to reduce the appearance of those mortifying scars.
What Is A Scar Anyway?
A scar is a result of the body repairing a wound. Scars are made of the same protein as the tissue that was damaged, but the protein is arranged differently in a scar. In undamaged skin, the protein, which is collagen in this case, is arranged in a random way that resembles a basketweave.
In a scar the collagen links up and is aligned in one direction. This type of collagen can build up and make the scar even more unsightly. Scar tissue is also weaker than the tissue it replaces. Hair and sweat glands no longer grow in the area, and the scar is more likely to be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Acne scars tend to be more like pits in the skin. These are called rolling scars. They are often the result of a severe type of acne that forms papules or nodules, though scars also form if the more common types of acne lesions are picked at. However, these scars tend to fade over time. Silagen Scar Refinement can reduce the appearance of both scars from injuries and scars from acne.
Not only is scar tissue weaker than regular tissue, but many medical experts believe that scar tissue loses water more rapidly than regular tissue. This result makes the unsightly appearance of the scar even worse as the collagen moves in to protect it.
About Silagen Scar Refinement
Silagen scar refinement offers three products. The first is a silicone gel impregnated with a sunscreen. Since scars are more at risk from sun damage, this product shields them from ultraviolet radiation and promotes their fading. The second product from Silagen is medical-grade silicone gel. This product is available in bottles of 15 or 30 grams. The last product are 12 shapes and sizes of silicone gel. These sheets have backings that are clear or beige. They can also be washed and reused.
Medical experts believe that when a scar is covered with silicone, moisture is locked in. The retention of moisture sends signals to the body to stop producing collagen within the scar.
Patients use Silagen’s scar refinement products singly or in combination. Our cosmeticians can recommend which treatment would work best for our patients.
Silicone Mechanism of Action: Current Theory
The below image is provided by the makers of the Silagen Scar Refinement System to explain how the silicone treatment works on scars. Excessive collagen is created due to water evaporation within scar tissue. Silicone is applied over the scar to induce hydration, resulting in reduced keratinocyte stimulation and thus the production of less collagen. More information can be found here.
The Silagen Scar Refinement System at PSS
The board-certified doctors of Plastic Surgery Specialists in Annapolis provide their patients a bottle of the 100% Pure Silicone Gel following surgical procedures in which the doctor feels Silagen can reduce scarring. In addition the Silicone Gel SPF 30, the Pure Silicone Gel and the Silicone Gel Sheeting products are made available if a patient with an existing scar would like to purchase Silagen. Our doctors do however request patients schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation to understand their options.
PSS’ Silagen Scar Refinement System Could Be Right For You
Call PSS today at 866-540-3911 for a Silagen scar refinement system consultation at our main office in Annapolis. You can also visit one of our satellite offices in Easton or Prince Frederick.