The Best At-Home Products
Below you’ll find our best recommendations of non-prescription, home products to help you heal as well as possible. Depending on the cause and type of scar, different products can help manage different concerns like pinkness or redness, for example. Others can help improve the appearance of a scar in other ways.
Always consult with your doctor about when to start applying these products post surgery.
Products with Onion
Mederma is a convenient, once-daily treatment that is clinically proven to improve the softness, texture and overall appearance of scars. The unique formula contains a proprietary Cepalin botanical extract made of onion that penetrates beneath the surface to seal in moisture, renew cells and aid formation of collagen. It is effective for both old and new scars.
Silicone Gels & Sheets
Whether you have recently been left with a scar following surgery or you are scheduled for a surgical procedure in the near future, silicone is an easy to use and clinically proven way to manage your scars at home. It comes available in sheets or strips for larger and hidden scars, or gel form for highly visible scars.
Silicone sheets are safe to use on all new and old healed scars. Although silicone sheets are a great at home treatment, it likely won’t completely eliminate scarring but you will be able to improve the pigment, size, texture and overall appearance. Combined with MPS Scar Release Therapy gives you the best outcome.
Silicone sheets or gel can be safely used for any possible scarring to diminish pigmentation from surgery, cuts, burns or other injuries.
They are similar to a Band-Aid but are much more flexible because they are made of 100% medical-grade silicone.
Silicone sheets are designed to be reusable for up to two weeks.
They can be trimmed for a perfect fit over the scar and also come in pre-measured options for surgeries such as a C-section scar.
Our Personal Recommendations
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Strataderm Scar Therapy GEL
This rapidly drying gel is non-sticky and transparent. It can be easily applied to all areas of the skin. When used as directed, this gel dries to form a silicone gel sheet. Strataderm gel was developed for the use on all types of scars including those resulting from general or cosmetic surgery, trauma, chronic wounds, burns, bites, acne and other disease of the skin.
Gel is a great option for visible scars such as those on your face.
Aroamas Silicone SHEETS
This particular product has a 5 star review with over 550 ratings and one that I personally use. Reviewers claim that the product is easy to apply and does not irritate the skin. The package contains 1.6 by 5.9 inch sheets made from soft silicone material that doesn’t pull on the skin. There are only four strips in the box, each can be used for two weeks at a time with proper care. That means the package should last approximately 2 months.
Mepitac Soft Silicone TAPE
This Silicone is packaged as a roll of tape that you can cut to the size of your scar. It does not contain any latex, is easy to cut and can be repositioned. Reviewers have reported that it stays on while showering, is breathable and flexible enough to massage your scar while wearing it. This tape has a 4.5 star rating with over 1,060 customer reviews.