Anthony Lee - Jan 01 2020
How To Treat Your Mohs Surgery Scar
Mohs surgery is considered to be the most effective technique for treating the most common types of skin cancer. Some of its advantages include being cost-effective, efficient, and leaving a very small scar. We know that being cleared of all signs of cancer is the most pressing concern when undergoing Mohs surgery. However, it's normal for patients to have concerns about what their skin will look like afterwards - more specifically, whether or not Mohs surgery will leave a scar. For most patients the answer, unfortunately, is yes. One of the difficult things about skin cancer is that if often occurs on areas of exposed skin like the nose, face, etc., which means any scarring will also be in a more prominent location that can be difficult to hige. Luckily there are a few ways you can treat your scar after Mohs surgery to avoid being left with damaged skin!
Before you determine just how to treat your Mohs scar, it's essential to make sure that you allow the surgical wound to heal completely. That means to strictly adhere to the doctor’s orders. We understand that you're eager to get your skin back to normal, but the overall health of your skin is the most important thing! Once your wound is fully healed, you will have a few different ways to treat Mohs scarring.
Treatment Option #1: Silicone Sheeting For Mohs Scars
The gold standard in scar treatment for Mohs surgery scars is silicone sheeting. In fact, Rejuvaskin’s Scar Fx® silicone sheeting is recommended by professionals all around the world! This method is best-worn at night and gets results on the worse scars by enhancing the body’s natural healing process. The sheeting can even be reused after washing it with mild soap and water, so you can treat scars for a month before needing to replace it!
Scar Fx Silicone Sheeting
A non-invasive, non-surgical solution to minimize surgical scars, traumatic scars, keloids, hypertrophic scars, and burns. The silicone scar sheets are 100% healthcare grade silicone that is self-adhering and reusable for 30-45 days.
Treatment Option #2: Silicone Gels For Mohs Scars
Silicone gel is a great alternative option to silicone sheeting, especially for patients with scars in more prominent areas like the face! It's completely clear, so unlike the sheeting won't be visible to the human eye. At Rejuvaskin our silicone scar gel, Rejuvasil, isn’t oily or sticky and it dries quickly - leaving the same clear layer of silicone over your scar to protect it. If you're looking for a product that is super easy to apply to the skin throughout the day while softening and flattening your scar, you should definitely consider using RejuvaSil silicone scar gel to treat your Mohs scar!
RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel
A soft, gentle, non-sticky silicone gel designed to soften and flatten raised scars and help relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with scar healing. It's completely discreet and combines silicone with other effective ingredients for scars.
Treatment Option #3: Mohs Scar Management System
Making scar healing as easy and effective as possible is very important. Since Mohs surgery scars can be tough to manage and in difficult locations, the most comprehensive method of treatment is to use something like our Scar Heal® Kit. This simple scar management system combines silicone sheeting and silicone gel for maximum results, giving patients the ability to use the sheeting at night and the gel during the day. This ensures that for 8-12 hours at night you're receiving the best occlusive therapy from our silicone sheeting, then utilizing our silicone gel or cream during the day to protect your Mohs surgery scar. It’s the best of both worlds!
Scar Heal Kit
An easy to use system combining two silicone based products to help prevent and manage unwanted scarring. Each Scar Heal Kit includes one sheet of healthcare grade silicone sheeting and one silicone scar gel.
Regardless of which scar product you end up picking to treat your Mohs scar, the most important thing is making sure that your skin is cancer free and that you wound heals completely. Once you get the good news post-surgery, we've got all of your scar concerns covered!