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Is scarring really a big deal for patients? In a word, YES! An article published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal reports that 87% of patients surveyed agreed that they would consider valuable any adjunct to prevent or reduce scarring. And 71% agreed that they were more concerned with scarring than their clinician.1 Today’s social media savvy and better-informed patients expect to be offered post-procedure therapies to manage scarring, bruising and swelling. The challenge many practitioners struggle with is choosing which products to offer?
The Silagen line of post-procedure products from Newmedical Technology Inc. (Northbrook, Ill.), is a comprehensive solution sold exclusively to physicians. The Silagen Scar Refinement System’s silicone gels and sheeting help to ease patients’ scar anxiety. Furthermore, the Silagen Rapid Recovery System includes 20% arnica montana, bromelain and 2% vitamin K products, which accelerate recovery from bruising and swelling.
Clinically proven to flatten, soften and reduce redness of scars, Silicone is recommended for prophylaxis and as a first line treatment of hypertrophic and mild keloid scars.2 Additionally, it is recommended as adjunct therapy after surgical scar revision and other invasive treatments.
Silagen scar products are 100% medical-grade silicone, which sets them apart from many other scar therapies on the market. The Silagen topical gels are available with and without sunscreen. The SPF product has mineral (zinc oxide) sunscreen, with no chemical sunscreens.
Available in more than a dozen different shapes and sizes, the Silagen sheeting, strips and sheets can be used for linear scars, burn scars and breast surgery scars, and include a unique umbilical sphere. The adhesive products come in clear, beige and black color options.
Corwin Martin, MD, of Estetica (Scottsdale, Ariz.) uses all of the Silagen products for scar therapy at his office. “Silagen products are included in our prices. Every surgical patient in our office gets either the strips or scar gel. All patients are educated on the use of the product, and they will start the Silagen scar system a few weeks after surgery if everything is healing well,” he noted. Patients use the gels and strips daily for at least three months, depending on the type and age of scar. “Silagen’s scar management system is the easiest, most convenient scar system we have used and has the best results,” Dr. Martin emphasized.
Patients report that a benefit of using Silagen is that it does not have an odor and will not ruin clothes by staining them. Dr. Martin explained that, “Other scar gels leave a sticky residue, or the strips fall off when patients wear them during the day.”
Amy Ross, MD, founder and CEO of PHDermatology (Tampa, Fla.) said most of her Mohs patients, especially the younger ones, are apprehensive about the potential for a scar on their head or neck. Therefore, she recommends that her patients begin to use Silagen as soon as their sutures fall out.
“I can usually tell whether they have used it before they tell me. Scars look that much better. The wound has less redness, and it matches the skin color better. The suture lines are not as noticeable and blend in better with the surrounding skin. The whole wound healing process is accelerated and improved cosmetically” according to Dr. Ross.
Dr. Ross has seen “Amazing outcomes, which builds patient trust; they trust me, they trust the product, and they are relieved to know there is something that they can use that works,” especially in her younger, more cosmetically sensitive patients.
Newmedical Technology’s Silagen line of postsurgery treatment options will improve aesthetic outcomes and allow a speedy recovery from a variety of procedures, resulting in increased patient satisfaction. Verified authentic Silagen products are only available directly through Newmedical Technology and cannot be purchased in retail stores, on websites, or Amazon.
1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (2019). www.com. https:// journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/pages/default.aspx
2. Gold, Michael H. MD; McGuire, Michael MD; Mustoe, Thomas A. MD; Pusic, Andrea MD; Sachdev, Mukta MD; Waibel, Jill MD; Murcia, Crystal PhD Updated International Clinical Recommendations on Scar Management, Dermatologic
Surgery: August 2014 - Volume 40 - Issue 8 - p 825-831 doi: 10.1111/dsu.0000000000000050