CICA-CARE Gel Sheet is a self-adhesive gel sheet that is medically proven to be up to 90% effective in the improvement of red, dark or raised scars. It is a patented technically advanced form of silicone gel sheet for scar care that is reusable and features a self-adhesive silicone gel layer and non-adherent outer silicone membrane.
Cica-Care Gel Sheets improves the appearance of scars. They are widely used by hospitals, dermatologists, and surgeons for the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
The CICA-CARE adhesive gel sheet is soft, comfortable and simple to apply. It can be cut to size to fit most scars. Durable and reusable, it can be used day or night.
The skin contact side of CICA-CARE is self adhesive, while the upper side is a strengthening non-adhesive silicone membrane. Therefore secondary fixation may not be required, making the product more user friendly, and can lead to higher patient compliance.
The silicone membrane and gel combination make CICA-CARE more durable and less likely to “crumble” in comparison to other silicone gel sheets.
CICA-CARE is a very conformable silicone gel sheet. Because it is self-adhesive, CICA-CARE can be easily used in many awkward anatomical locations, including earlobes and sternal areas.
One piece of CICA-CARE can be easily washed and reused. Once it becomes difficult to clean, a new piece should be used. This usually occurs after 14 to 28 day intervals.
CICA-CARE Gel Sheeting is durable and reusable. Each cut piece lasts up to 28 days in use, making it a cost effective regime.
CICA-CARE is intended for use as follows:
-For the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
-May prevent the formation of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
-For use only on intact skin.
-For covering hypertrophic and Keloid scars as a means of reducing the size and erythema of scars resulting from burns, trauma and surgery.
Instructions for Use:
-Wash hands before and after use.
-Gently clean the scar and surrounding skin with a mild soap and rinse in clean warm water.
-Thoroughly dry the scar and surrounding skin.
-Remove gel sheet from tray.
-Cut gel sheet, to fit scar size, with a small overlap over the surrounding skin.
-Remove printed plastic sheet.
-Apply gel sheet, adhesive side to the scar, without stretching. If necessary a light bandage can be used to keep CICA-CARE in place.
-For first two days use CICA-CARE for 4 hours per day.
-For next two days use CICA-CARE for 8 hours per day.
-Continue to increase wear time by 2 hours per day until a minimum of 12 hours per day is reached. If possible CICA-CARE should be worn 24 hours per day.
-Wash CICA-CARE, the scar and surrounding skin, at least once a day with mild soap and rinse in clean warm water.
-Dry with a cloth towel.
-When CICA-CARE begins to wear or cleaning is difficult, it should be replaced. This usually occurs after 14-28 day intervals. When used correctly the best results are seen after 2-4 months.
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