Scar Treatments & Dressings

Everyone feels differently about their battle scars. If reducing them is what you are after, we have a range of products that can help. We also have dressings that can be used in conjunction with radiotherapy treatment to help reduce skin reactions.

HOPE Recommendations

We have two main options for scars, either a silicone gel product or silicone sheets.

Stratamed® is a film-forming silicone gel-based wound dressing approved for use on open wounds. This can increase healing rates, and minimising abnormal scar formation. This can then be switched to Strataderm® - Scar Therapy Gel once the wound is healed, to soften and flatten raised scars, reduce itching, redness and discolouration.

Scar FX® self-adhering silicone scar sheets are designed to soften and flatten raised scars and come in a large range of shapes and sizes to cover different scar areas. We recommend using this in combination with ScarSil® Silicone Scar Gel, followed by Scar Esthetique®, a silicone base cream designed to lighten and brighten scars, once the scar is flat and smooth.
Mepiform®  is another alternative silicon sheet dressing that works to reduce hypertrophic and keloid scars.

The other dressings we keep are often used during or after radiotherapy, which┬ácan cause severe┬áreactions to areas of the skin.┬á┬áWe carry┬áMepitel┬« Film┬ádressing, which is a standard preventative treatment in many Radiation Oncology Centres, and is to be applied for the duration of your treatment.┬áMepilex┬« Lite┬ácan also be used to relieve symptoms of radiation reactions. A tape such as┬á3MÔäó MicroporeÔäó Surgical Tape┬áis very useful to use in conjunction with both the Scar FX┬«┬áand┬áMepilex┬« Lite┬áto keep them in place.

eviQ also has some great information on radiation related skin care, click here.

We also offer CE Approved & FDA registered PICC Line Shower Covers. These are Reusable Waterproof IV & PICC Line Shower Protector for Chemotherapy Treatment that keep IV & PICC Lines dry and watertight, as well as moisture protection. Recommended for Chemotherapy showering and bathing. 

If you need advice, please email us or speak to your treating medical team.