Gel is a silicone scar reduction sheet that is
widely used by dermatologists and surgeons for the management
of hypertrophic and keloid scars. Anyone who has had major
skin trauma that could lead to the development of a raised,
firm or discolored scar, women who have had mastectomies
or breast reductions, burn patients and surgical patients
can benefit from Velvet Gel.
Gel adhesive sheet is soft, comfortable and simple to apply.
It comes in 6 pre-cut, soft edged, individually packed sizes,
so you can choose the size that properly adjusts to your
patient's affected area:
2.5 cm x 25 cm
|9 cm x 9 cm
17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
25 cm x 17.5 cm
In addition of being washable, reusable, and easy to apply,
Velvet Gel silicone sheets have the advantage of being non
expensive and durable. Its presentation in a resalable bag
allows for a clean storage place for easy access and quick
application. The skin contact side of Velvet Gel is self
adhesive and conforms to the body for a smooth and comfortable
Several clinical studies have been conducted on these silicone scar reduction sheets and virtually all of them have found very good results. Although its mechanism of action is not yet fully understood, the antikeloid effects appear to be secondary to both occlusion and hydration. Studies have demonstrated that
silicone gel increases the temperature of the scar, possibly increasing collagenase activity. Increased pressure, hydration of the stratum corneum, and direct pressure on the wound also may be modes of action.
gel sheeting is indicated for use in both old and new hypertrophic
or keloid scars. Although it works faster in younger skin
or newer scars, clinical experience has shown that Velvet
Gel is also effective on old scars of any age.