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Silicone therapy for scar hypertrophy

Friday 29th April 2016

Good morning Dr Davison, Lovely to see you last Saturday.

I wonder if you can help? Someone has recommended Dermatix for the area around my belly button. It's supposed to help the lumpy scar?


Hi Sam


I suspect that your belly button scarring will settle by itself. However - you can try silicone.


I'd suggest that the silicone sheet option is better than the gel (in a tube). Dermatrix is one brand but they are all exactly the same product in my opinion.


If you use the sheet - keep it on as much as possible. You can wash and re-use it. Some people need to stick it on with tape, others it just sticks on their skin.


Give it a go - but continue for 3 months.




Posted by John Davison at 09:00