Conventional surgery may seem like a no brainer to some folks when it comes to the treatment of a scar such as a keloid scar, when in actuality there a problems which may stem from the surgical removal of a keloid scar on a patient. In nearly half of the cases which involve the removal of a keloid scar through conventional surgery, the keloid scar ends up returning, and usually larger than the state it was prior to surgical removal. Upon learning about the unpredictable nature of keloid scars, many patients are of course hesitant to go through surgical removal as it can be costly especially if you don’t have insurance that will cover the procedure, and when you add in the fact that there is no guarantee that this will be a permanent fix, well why would you go through such a procedure when there exist less invasive options.
Silicon gel sheets are minimally invasive and less expensive than surgical removal. These gel sheets are basically bandages which are made of silicon and the continuous compression on the keloid scar is what will reduce the keloid scar in both size and color, over time.
Scar gels are a scar treatment option which have proven to be rather effective with keloid scarring. These scar gels are usually silicon based, like silicon gel sheets, and they work to flatten the scar and also work to reduce the redness or coloring of the scar. scar removal gels tend to work a bit better than keloid scar gel sheeting as the gels adhere better to the keloid scar. Scar gels do not offer a person immediate results, but they are more affordable, a much less invasive option, and far less risky than more conventional scar treatment options such as surgical excision, laser treatments, and cryosurgery.