Frequently Asked Questions

LifeSil ™ Silicone Gel Sheet

The Lifesil Silicone Sheet is a self-adhesive silicone gel sheet that is medically proven to be effective to reduce, flatten, fade and smooth of red, dark or raised scars. It has been used by the medical profession to treat people worldwide.

The Lifesil Silicone Sheet is durable, comfortable and re-usable, ideal for day and night use. It is also safe to use on children and adults. It does not contain any drug on its formula.

Within 2-4 months scars you thought were permanent can be treated and their appearance improved permanently.

The Lifesil Silicone Sheet works through a combination of effects: occlusion (seals the scar from exposure to air), hydration, elevated skin temperature and continuous light pressure. This prevents the skin from producing excessive scar tissue, and helps the scar to stay flat, soft and less red.

The Lifesil Silicone Sheet can be worn from 6 to 24 hours per da. The more time in contact with the scar, the better the effect will be.

Yes, silicone sheeting is recommended to help prevent abnormal scar formation after surgery or injury.

Times vary from person to person and by the type of scar. Some people may see an improvement in a matter of weeks. When used correctly, best results are seen after 2-4 months treatment time.

Each separate cut piece used should be cleansed twice daily and will last up to one month in use. Painless to remove and easy to replace, the adhesive sheet stays in place, although a light bandage or tape may give extra help to hold it in place. The Lifesil Silicone Sheet is soft, comfortable and easy to apply. It can be cut to size to fit most scars, it is durable and reusable and is ideal for either day or night use.

It is intended as a temporary treatment but can be worn until you stop seeing further improvement in your scar. The total treatment time is likely to be from 2-4 months.

The Lifesil Silicone Sheet may be used on any old or new closed wounds, including red or raised scars resulting from surgical incisions such as cesarean sections, cosmetic surgery or accidental injury such as burns and cuts. Always ensure that the wound is fully closed before using Lifesil Silicone Sheet. Do not use on open wounds, infected wounds, scabs, or over stitches.

It depends how healing is going and what you would like to achieve. If the scarred area were still red or raised, Lifesil Silicone Sheet would be appropriate. If the scar is turning white there is nothing that can be done since you are nearing the endpoint of the healing process.

Yes, the scar may require more than one piece cut from the sheet to cover the scar. These should be placed edge to edge rather than overlapping each other.

Yes, removing Lifesil Silicone sheet whenever entering the water or exercising will prolong its life.

The Lifesil Silicone Sheet sheet must be cleaned daily. This may need to be increased in warm weather or during periods of physical activity.
Mild soap can be used. For your own comfort and convenience, Lifesil Silicone Sheet can be removed for you to wash and bathe as normal. Every day, before applying the sheets, wash the skin with neutral soap, dry thoroughly, and do not use any cream or product. After use, remove the sheets from the skin and replace them with the adhesive face in contact with the protective film that comes with the product. If you feel need, they can also be washed with neutral soap and let it dry, never with towels or paper.

When the adhesive is not adhering to the skin, it should be replaced with a new one. This should happen after approximately 30 uses.

Yes, bubbles can arise during the production process and do not affect the effects of adhesives.

No, there is no such a product or procedure that can completely remove all evidence of a scar but Lifesil Silicone Sheet can significantly improve them.

In order for Lifesil Silicone Sheet to work properly, it must be in good contact with the scar. If there is too much hair, then shaving may be an option.

No, no other product, cream or ointment should be applied under the sheeting. Any lotion or medication that gets under the sheet can cause Lifesil Silicone Sheetto lose adhesion and effectiveness.

Yes. The FDA considers silicone sheeting a class 1 bandage, which is the safest rating.

We do not know of any case of allergy or rejection. We do not recommend the use of the product by persons who have a known sensitivity to the use of silicone based products.

Stop using Lifesil Silicone Sheet immediately. You are likely to have silicone sensitivity. In this case, please contact us through CONTACT US. Our company has the greatest interest in knowing the effects of our product, even if not positive.

Yes, perfectly normal. The adhesives, by keeping the skin stretched, cause the body to produce more water in the covered region, acting as a super hydration.

There are a several types of scars. Normal scars are usually flat and light coloured. Lifesil Silicone Sheet is not effective on this type of scar. Lifesil Silicone Sheet is appropriate for red and raised scars. Hypertrophic scars are red and raised and remain within the boundaries of the original injury. Keloids are also red and raised, but usually grow outside the original boundaries of the injury. Keloids can also be quite itchy.

Yes, there have been over hundreds of clinical studies confirming silicone gel’s effectiveness in treating scars.

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