What is the Difference Between a Scar Gel and a Scar Cream?
At Rejûvaskin, we offer a three different scar products each containing silicone, the number one ingredient for scar management. A question that we hear often involves two of our most popular products, RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel and Scar Esthetique Scar Crème with Silicone. That question is, “what is the difference?” If you find yourself asking this question, you have come to the right place. This post is all about the differences between these two great products and how to choose which one is right for your patients.
RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel
The number one thing to remember about our silicone scar gel is that it mimics the healing mechanism provided by silicone sheeting. Silicone scar sheets are identified as the gold standard for scar management among dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Our silicone scar gel decreases collagen production by forming a semi-occlusive layer over the patient's scar. We recommend using RejûvaSil in tandem with silicone sheeting so that patients get complete coverage for their scar around the clock.
RejûvaSil is great for scars in highly visible areas because as it dries it become almost unnoticeable. When alternating between sheeting and gel, we suggest using the scar gel during the day. This regimen allows patients to freely navigate through their day without having to secure sheeting to their scar. Our scar gel is great for facial scars and is safe for children over the age of three.
Scar Esthetique Scar Crème with Silicone
Long-term scar management is the key to differentiating between our scar gel and scar cream. Once your patient's scar becomes flat and smooth it’s important for them to continue the regimen to get the best possible results. Our scar cream specifically targets the color of their scar to complete the healing process. Scar Esthetique contains many of the ingredients common to other scar creams such as onion extract, polypeptides and antioxidants but of course we also add silicone. Our unique formula allows the cream to be easily absorbed in to the skin to minimize the appearance of scars and support overall skin health.
Scar Esthetique is great for scars for which the primary concern is color. Often times it is necessary to first treat your patient's scar with a combination therapy of silicone sheets and gel. That is why we offer all three products in the easy to use Scar Heal Kit.
Guiding patients towards the right scar management product can be tricky, which is why at Rejuvaskin we've come up with a trio of products that can fit the needs of any patient. If you still have questions, just contact us. Helping people is our top priority, and we love talking with physicians about what products will most effectively give their patients the results they're hoping.