Geoffrey C. Gurtner presented findings from a study in which nine patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery were treated postoperatively with a stress-shielding polymer on one side while the other side was treated with standard wound care. The device, manufactured by Neodyne Biosciences, looks like a Band-Aid strip and is stretched over the incision after sutures are removed. It conforms to the wound and adheres to skin, creating "a compressive region that has no level of mechanical stimulation or distractive strain," said Dr.
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Silicone Strips: Do they really help scars heal better? Plus, silicone strips and laser treatments can help with scar minimisation. Scars a concern? Not for long. And although they cost a lot, their price is a small portion of your surgery costs — and they can really help.
How to Get Rid of and Prevent Scars, According to Dermatologists
Print Times Staff Writer Accidents, burns and surgery all leave their marks on skin. For years, most people have had little recourse but to suffer these scars or resort to expensive medical procedures to minimize them. Now they have another option.
Admin How your scars heal after surgery is an important factor to many men and women. Most scars are itchy, painful, and make you feel self conscious. They may keep you from sleeping and cause worry or stress. Often after surgery your doctor may recommend scar tape or silicone gel sheet to help your scars heal effectively. After surgery no one wants scars that last or become permanent.