There is always going to be some type of scarring after surgery, and although the skill of the surgeon can impact the extent of the scar, there will still be a scar. Once an incision is made through the skin and the surgeon cuts through those layers, scarring is inevitable, but there are scar treatments like bioCorneum that can help minimize them. But how long after surgery should you use bioCorneum for maximum results. Let’s find out.
What is bioCorneum?
bioCorneum is a topical silicone scar treatment, whichalso has a mild broad spectrum SPF for sun protection.It is the only scar gel that is FDA approved. Silicone does help to reduce scarring, and that’s why it is considered a good option for scar care.
How it works
bioCorneum is self-adhering and dries quickly, as it forms an invisible surface over the scar, making it the ideal scar treatment.A thin layer of bioCorneum is applied to the scar twice daily, and this has the effect of speeding up the healing process.
How long should you use bioCorneum?
Topical scar treatments like bioCorneum can begin as soon as the wound is closed, and the scar starts to contract, which is usually about 2-4 weeks post-op. It should typically be used for 60 to 90 days on new scars, to gain maximum results. Older scars may take longer. Most people start to notice results after about 2 weeks, andscars usually fade dramatically by the end of treatment.
Contact South Coast Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA for more information on scar treatment after surgery. bioCorneum is the chosen product used at South Coast Plastic Surgery to address scarring. Call (949) 701-4454 today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle Song, or Dr. David Dorfman.