Silicone-based products have been widely used for the management of hypertrophic scarring and keloids since the early 1980s. Currently, the use of silicone-based products for the management of scarring is well established and considered to be the ‘gold standard’. Nourisil™ MD Silicone Scar Gel contains 5 types of silicone.
When the skin is damaged it releases too much moisture and becomes dehydrated. The body also creates too much collagen and the symptoms of a scar appear. Nourisil™ MD Silicone Scar Gel creates a silicone barrier that enables the skin to release moisture at normal levels and reduce the amount of collagen produced in the scar area. This helps to reduce the severity of a scar’s features.View 'What it is' PDF
When skin injury occurs, the dermal barrier is disrupted and the stratum corneum can no longer retain its water gradient. The epidermis will start to regenerate and once formed this new and immature stratum corneum will have an abnormally high level of transepidermal water loss.
The decreased water level in the stratum corneum is a signal for keratinocytes to produce cytokines, that leads to changes in the dermis and will stimulate fibroblasts to synthesize collagen. This excessive collagen production at the scar site causes the undesirable physical and aesthetic properties associated with scars.