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CICA-CARE Scar Treatment

CICA-CARE

About CICA-CARE

To help soften, flatten, and fade scars

CICA-CARE Scar Treatment is a washable and reusable silicone gel sheet for use on typical hypertrophic scars (where a thicker layer of scar tissue is formed, and will eventually heal flat) and keloids (where scar tissue grows beyond the original wound, and can often be raised).

  • Demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of scars up to 30 years old1
  • 100% of scars showed blanching and softening after 6 months of treatment*2
  • Reusable – can be washed and reused
  • For use on scars resulting from surgery, accidents, cuts, and burns
  • Suitable for use on children

CICA-CARE is ideal for: red, raised scars, and to help prevent scars on healed wounds.

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Choosing the right product

CICA-CARE Scar Treatment is available in a variety of sizes, depending on the size of your scar.

  • 6cm x 12cm
  • 3cm x 12cm
  • 12cm x 15cm

Examples of CICA-CARE in use2,3

Before After 
Before After 

If you are unsure, please ask your pharmacist before purchase.

 

*21 patients

 

References:
1. Smith & Nephew 1999.An Investigation of the Use of CICA-CARE in the Treatment of Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars: A Clinical, Histological and Immunohistochemical Study. Hull. CRR/00000/CT96/06.
2. Carney SA, Cason CG, Gowar JP, et al. Cica-Care gel sheeting in the management of hypertrophic scarring. Burns. 1994;20(2):163-167.
3. Newell R. Psychological difficulties amongst plastic surgery ex-patients following surgery to the face: a survey. Brit J Plast Surg 2000; 53: 386-392.

 

References (social media campaign - asset 31883):
* n=28.
**n=21.
1. Momeni M, Hafezi F, Rahbar H, Karimi H. Effects of silicone gel on burn scars. Burns. 2009;35(1):70-74.
2. Smith+Nephew 2000. An Investigation of the Use of Cica-Care in the Treatment of Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars: A Clinical, Histological and Immunohistochemical Study. Internal Report. STR/ST214/CT9606.
3. Carney SA, Cason CG, Gowar JP, et al. Cica-Care gel sheeting in the management of hypertrophic scarring. Burns. 1994;20(2):163-167.
4. Al-Mandeel MS, Bang RL, Ebrahim MK. Re-appraisal of Cica-Care (Silicone gel sheet) in the treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars. Saudi Med J. 1998;19(6):741- 745.
5. Nikkonen MM, Pitkanen JM, Al-Qattan MM. Problems associated with the use of silicone gel sheeting for hypertrophic scars in the hot climate of Saudi Arabia. Burns. 2001;27(5):498-501.
6. Smith+Nephew 2018. Simulated Wash study to determine if CICA-CARE has the ability to withstand being wetted. Internal Report. U/040/R4.* n=28.

Instructions for Use

How to use CICA-CARE

  1. Wash your hands before and after dealing with your scar. Gently clean the scar and surrounding tissue with mild soap, and rinse with warm water.
  2. Cut the CICA-CARE to fit your scar, allowing a small overlap on the surrounding skin.
  3. Peel off the backing sheet and, without stretching it, apply the adhesive side to your scar. If necessary, use a light crepe bandage or tape to keep your CICA-CARE in place.

Other Suitable Products

To help treat your wound, CICA-CARE Scar Treatment is suitable for use with the following products:

To keep your dressings in place

PRIMACREPE – retention bandage. Available in medium or heavy weight, depending on requirements.

PRIMAFIX Plus – conformable retention tape.

PRIMABAND – elastic conforming bandage.

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This product may not be right for you. Always read the label and instructions for use before purchase.

If symptoms worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your healthcare professional.