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Velvet 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.

Velvet 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:

Nipple covers
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 fit.

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.

Silicone 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.