Establishment Biotech now offers you Velvet Gel, medically formulated,
reusable silicone sheeting designed to reduce visibility, color
and height of keloid and hypertrophic scars that develop from
cuts, burns and abrasions.
Gel adheres to the body for a smooth and comfortable fit, so you
won't even remember you are wearing it.
is a scar?
is the process the body uses to heal and replace lost or damaged
skin. A scar is normally formed by fibrous tissue. Scars can be
the consequence of cuts (including surgery), burns or abrasions.
Their composition is variable; therefore they can be flat, bulky,
depressed or colored, as well as painful or itchy.
are hypertrophic and keloid scars?
scars are irregular, rounded and thick clusters of scarring tissue
that form in a wound site but that do not match its borders. These
scars are usually thicker, harder, non-elastic, more discolored
purple or red, and often painful and itchy. Keloids form when
collagen - a fibrous protein that the body produces at the last
stage of the healing process to permanently seal the area - is
overproduced or deposited irregularly.
scars are similar to keloids, except for the fact that its growth
is confined to the borders of the wound.
does Velvet Gel work?
its mechanism of action is not yet fully understood, it is believed
that silicone gel sheets, either chemically or through hydration,
softens collagen and helps align developing skin cells. They occlude
and hydrate the stratum corneum, and exert pressure on the treated
area. This helps reducing the appearance and development of a
large disfiguring scar.
Velvet Gel work in old scars?
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, even those more than 20 years old. Once the scar is changed,
it does not change back.
are some of the advantages of Velvet Gel?
soft and thin silicone sheets conform to the body for a smooth,
comfortable fit. They lay perfectly flat under clothing and leave
no sticky residue. Besides being easy to apply, maintain and reuse,
they have the advantage of being economic and durable.
is Velvet Gel Applied?
the Velvet Gel sheet from its cover and apply its adhesive side
directly on the clean and dry scar. If necessary, fix it with
medical adhesive tape to keep it in place.
the Velvet Gel sheet at least for 12 hours a day. If you decide
to use it for a longer period of time, make sure the area to be
treated is always clean and dry.
each treatment interval, wash softly with neutral soap and water.
Do not use alcohol or other cleaners.
I need a prescription to purchase Velvet Gel?
No. With Velvet Gel you don't need to visit a doctor nor get a
prescription. Velvet Gel is an OTC (Over the Counter).
long do I have to wait to start seeing results with Velvet Gel?
will start becoming evident in 8 – 12 weeks.
can use Velvet Gel?
who has had major skin trauma that could lead to the development
of a raised, firm or discolored scar. It's ideal for women who
have had mastectomies or breast reductions, burn patients and
there the possibility of any undesirable effects with Velvet Gel?
patients can experience a burning sensation and itching after
wearing the patch. Patients with sensitive skin may develop a
sweat rash because of the occlusiveness of the silicone sheet.
Some individuals with sensitive skin may not tolerate the synthetic
material in the silicone sheeting very well. Velvet Gel should
not be used in patients with known sensitivities to silicone.
The product must not be used near mucosal tissue or open wounds.
Its use in children under 12 must be authorized by a physician
should I do if I experience a reaction to the silicone sheeting?
you experience a reaction, remove the patch. The following day,
wear it for about an hour. Increase the wearing time an hour every
day. If you still experience a reaction, call your doctor or pharmacist.