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Kelo-cote® silicone gel

Written by Dr Jill Tomlinson on .

Kkelocote6elo-cote® is a patented silicone scar gel that has been clinically proven to reduce the redness, hardness, elevation, itch and pain associated with scars. It has also demonstrated efficacy in preventing hypertrophic and keloid scar development after surgery,  trauma, or burns. The patented formula is supported by extensive peer reviewed evidence.

Kelo-cote® gel dries to a waterproof, gas permeable membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. It helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin. It has also been shown to reduce the discoloration and itching associated with scars. It is ideal for use on children and sensitive skin.

Kelo-cote® UV is the only 100% silicone scar treatment with SPF-30 providing UVA/UVB protection.  

How does Kelo-cote® work?

Kkelocoteuvelo-cote® works in the same way as silicone gel sheets. Its unique formulation ensures that an ultra thin layer of silicone binds to the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) forming a durable membrane. This ultra thin waterproof sheet increases the hydration of the stratum corneum but also allows the skin underneath to breathe. The thinner the layer, the more durable the material will be and the better the breathability.

Because Kelo-cote® binds to the stratum corneum, the contact time of the silicone gel is maximized. Kelo-cote® has no such reports of maceration, pruritus or localized infection issues, while conventional silicone sheets do.

Kelo-cote® rapidly dries to form a custom fitted silicone sheet (this silicone gel sheet layer is gas permeable, flexible and waterproof). It forms a protective barrier against chemical, physical and microbial invasion of the scar site while assisting with hydration. This creates an environment that allows the scar to mature through normalized collagen synthesis cycles, and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.

where to buy

For the convenience of our patients Kelo-cote® is available for purchase from our rooms. The most popular products (depicted above right) are Kelo-cote® UV 6g for $40.22 and Kelo-cote® 6g for $38.24 (RRP). 

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