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Old 04-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
 
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Silicone Sheets and ScarGuard

I was wondering if I can use silicone sheets over the ScarGuard. I have transax incisions and the ScarGuard peels off the ends of the scar within 10 minutes of applying due to arm movement.

Has anyone ever applied the ScarGuard, let it dry and then cover it with a silicone sheet? Would this interfere with the way either of them work? What do you think?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
 
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Nobody? I guess I'll just have to experiment.
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Thumbs up Silicone Sheets Not Needed

Itís not necessary to use a silicone sheet to keep the Scarguard in place. The medication is actually already a silicone in paint form, so it can be used on its own. It also has a built-in antiseptic that acts to cleanse the skin before forming its protective coating. Scarguard is all you need.
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Thanks Jasmyn! I know ScarGuard has silicone already, however due to my incisions being in my armpits, the ScarGuard peels off very quickly due to the skin stretching when I move my arms. And as you can imagine, you move your arms more than any other body part in a day. The ScarGuard is half peeled off in less than 30 minutes after applying. I'm sure I could just use a band-aid or regular tape, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to use silicone sheets.
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I have a transax incision and tried both the silicone strips and ScarGuard. Even my PS said the silicone strips would just fall off, but I tried them anyway. The silicone strips do not stay on AT ALL under my armpits. ScarGard worked way better for me. You are better off using a band-aid or something if you want to prevent the ScarGuard from peeling off. I notice that the thinner the layer I put on, the less easily it peels off, so maybe that will help!
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I have a transax incision and tried both the silicone strips and ScarGuard. Even my PS said the silicone strips would just fall off, but I tried them anyway. The silicone strips do not stay on AT ALL under my armpits. ScarGard worked way better for me. You are better off using a band-aid or something if you want to prevent the ScarGuard from peeling off. I notice that the thinner the layer I put on, the less easily it peels off, so maybe that will help!
Wow! Sounds like we had the complete opposite experience! Weird. The silicone sheets actually do stay on for me. They'll stay for a day and a half if I don't bother them. Maybe it's a climate thing? IDK! I'll see if there's any difference putting the ScarGuard on thinner.
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Smile Armpits are a tricky spot

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Thanks Jasmyn! I know ScarGuard has silicone already, however due to my incisions being in my armpits, the ScarGuard peels off very quickly due to the skin stretching when I move my arms. And as you can imagine, you move your arms more than any other body part in a day. The ScarGuard is half peeled off in less than 30 minutes after applying. I'm sure I could just use a band-aid or regular tape, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to use silicone sheets.
An incision in the armpit is tough because, youíre right, you move your arm and itís generally moist, which doesnít help anything stay put. However, changing your soap could help too. Itís important to make sure you are not using a soap that has a moisturizer or any skin creams on the area before applying Scarguard. If the area is extremely oily, cleaning it with alcohol first will help keep it in place too.

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