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Cica Care Silicone Gel Sheeting by Smith & Nephew

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Cica Care Silicone Gel Sheeting by Smith & Nephew
Cica Care Silicone Gel Sheeting by Smith & Nephew are widely used by hospitals, dermatologists, and surgeons. Cica Care is a self-adhesive gel sheet used in the management and reduction of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
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66250707

5 x 6 Inch Sterile Gel Sheet and FREE SAMPLE Hypafix Tape

Each

Regular Price: $61.40

Sale Price: $39.90

66250707

5 x 6 Inch Sterile Gel Sheet

Box of 10

$653.56

$502.74
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Cica Care Gel Sheeting, manufactured by Smith & Nephew, is widely used by hospitals, dermatologists, and surgeons, Cica Care is a self-adhesive gel sheet used in the management and reduction of hypertrophic and keloid scars. In fact, Cica Care has been proven to be 90% effective in improving red, dark, or raised scars. Cica Care silicone gel is not just for fresh or new scars. Cica Care has improved scars that are up to 20 years old! Even the itching and discomfort that usually accompany red or raised scars can be alleviated with the use of regular . Available in 12cm x 15cm gel sheets, that can be cut to fit most any scar. Plus, each cut piece will last up to 28 days when in use. The average treatment time of individual scar is 2-4 months. With each active piece lasting 14-28 days, the cost effectiveness of Cica Care is clear. Depending on the size of your scar, you may be able to effectively soften, flatten, and fade your scar with just one Cica Care sheet which can be cut to fit the size of the scar area.

Cica Care is extraordinarily comfortable because of its unique combination of both a silicone membrane and gel. This combination also makes it more durable and less likely to "crumble" than other silicone gel sheets. Cica Care's durability also makes it possible for this scar treatment to be used both day and night. For maximum treatment effectiveness it is recommended that Cica Care be applied for only 4 hours the first time. You should then increase your wearing time by 2 hours each day (i.e. Day 1 - 4 hours, Day 2 - 6 hours, Day 3 - 8 hours, etc); doing this will give your skin a chance to get used to the gel strip. During treatment, you should clean your silicone gel sheet twice daily. During periods of increased activity or during warmer weather the dressing should be cleaned even more frequently. Cleaning the Cica Care sheet is very simple, just use any mild soap to wash the entire strip then dry with a lint free cloth. To prevent a rash from forming you should also clean your scar area too. Bathing and washing is also simple as Cica Care can be removed and then replaced on the skin.

Cica Care Gel Sheets require no additional tape or other adhesive to stay fastened to the scar area. For added convenience, one side of the Cica Care Gel Sheet is self-adhesive meaning that no tape or extra bandages are necessary when applying the dressing. You can place the Cica Care sheet on any scars from accidents, burns, surgery, cuts, or other injury to any part of the body. Even sensitive surfaces of the face can be treated with the gel sheet. It's also great for use on anatomical awkward locations, including earlobes and sternal areas. The convenience of Cica Care makes it user-friendly and leads to higher patient compliance. Cica Care works by occluding the skin and in turn, hydrating the scar area. This will effectively lock moisture into the skin surrounding the scar which reduces the blood supply to the area. By reducing the blood supply, the amount of collagen deposited in the area is reduced and the scar tissue will become paler in color; becoming increasingly closer to the natural color of your skin.

Contraindications and Precautions: Do not use any ointments or creams under the Cica Care gel sheet. Cica Care provides all the necessary moisture and additional ointment may reduce the silicone's effectiveness. Also, in some cases a rash has appeared. In the vast majority of these cases the cause has been identified as either poor hygiene or that the Cica Care sheet has been applied too tightly. If you do develop a rash on around the affected area reduce your treatment time, if it persists please contact your physician. Also, do not place on skin that is currently affected by acne. Cica Care should not be used on open or infected wounds. Lastly, "Cica-Care is contra-indicated for patients with complicating medical factors which would make them unable to use the dressing properly and in patients with dermatological conditions which disrupt the integrity of the skin in areas of coverage." - Smith & Nephew.

Cica Care Application Tips: Many patients find it quite helpful to affix Cica Care with an adhesive dressing, particularly over contoured body parts or over areas of increased movement. Two dressings are particularly helpful: First apply the Cica Care over the scarred area. Next apply a non-adherent dressing (telfa) on top of the Cica Care. Lastly affix the two dressings with an adhesive tape (hypafix). The non-adherent dressing allows you to remove the adhesive dressing without having the Cica Care stick to the adhesive. This makes for easy washing of your Cica Care and extends the life of your silicone sheet. See the related products below.

Cica Care is highly recommended by medical physicians to reduce scars. Cica Care does not require a prescription from a doctor. Although used by many hospitals, Cica Care can be purchased online for home delivery and personal treatment. Other scar treatment products available at Vitality Medical include Molnlycke Mepiform Self Adherent Silicone Dressing, NM Technologies RETOUCH Silicone Scar Reduction Sheets, and Silipos Gel Care Sheets.

Widely used by hospitals, dermatologists, and surgeons, Cica Care is a self-adhesive gel sheet used in the management and reduction of hypertrophic and keloid scars. In fact, it's been proven to be 90% effective in improving red, dark, or raised scars. It isn't just for fresh or new scars either, Cica Care can actually improve scars that are up to 20 years old! Even the itching and discomfort that usually accompany red or raised scars can be alleviated. Available in 12cm x 15cm gel sheets, that can be cut to fit most any scar. Plus, each cut piece will last up to 28 days when in use. The average treatment time of individual scar is 2-4 months. With each active piece lasting 14-28 days, the cost effectiveness of Cica Care is clear. Depending on the size of your scar, you may be able to effectively soften, flatten, and fade your scar with just one sheet.

Cica Care is extraordinarily comfortable because of its unique combination of both a silicone membrane and gel. This combination also makes it more durable and less likely to "crumble" than other silicone gel sheets. This durability also makes it possible for the sheet to be used both day and night. For maximum treatment effectiveness it is recommended that the gel sheet be applied for only 4 hours the first time. You should then increase your wearing time by 2 hours each day (i.e. Day 1 - 4 hours, Day 2 - 6 hours, Day 3 - 8 hours, etc); doing this will give your skin a chance to get used to the gel strip. During treatment, you should clean your sheet twice daily. During periods of increased activity or during warmer weather the dressing should be cleaned even more frequently. Cleaning the sheet is very simple, just use any mild soap to wash the entire strip then dry with a lint free cloth. To prevent a rash from forming you should also clean your scar area too. Bathing and washing is also simple as Cica Care can be removed and then replaced on the skin.

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Manufacturer Smith & Nephew
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Ships Free No
Size Chart No
Absorption No
Backing Strength No
Backsheet Material No
Color No
Compression No
Core Material No
Diameter No
Latex Free No
Needle Length No
Odor Control No
Ply No
Scent No
Size No
Sterility No
Toe Type No
Topsheet Material No
Thickness No
Woven / Non-Woven No
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Can I swim in a swimming pool or in the sea with the gel sheet on. Does it protect against the sun?
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