The clinically proven Silicone Gel Technology and 5% Olive Oil Squalane inside FORSCAR help prevent the development of abnormal scars and improves the overall appearance of old and new scars including hypertrophic and keloid scars.
FORSCAR is safe and effective for both old and new scars resulting from surgery, injury, trauma, burns, insect bites, C-Section, or acne.
Silicone has a primary role in scar management. The magnitude of occlusion provided by silicone therapy appears to be critical, because other occlusive treatments such as vaseline and plastic film have been shown to be ineffective in scar management, presumably because they do not provide an appropriate level of occlusion.1
Topical silicon gel is safe and effective treatment for hypertrophic scars and keloids. It is easy to apply and cosmetically acceptable.2
According to the International Clinical Recommendations on Scar Management, silicone should be the first line of therapy in the initial management of all scars and particularly in the prevention of keloids and hypertrophic scars.3
Silicone gel formulations have been associated with improved final scar appearance. The constant, water-tight occlusion and hydration applied by silicone gel soften scars and decrease scar size, erythema, pain, and itching.4
In addition to patented silicone technology acting on Fibroblasts, its unique antioxidant property (5% Squalane) contributes to the process of wound healing process by reducing ROS ( Reactive Oxygen Spice ) levels which act as free radicals and delay wound healing. It has been proven by in-vitro studies that Squalane reduces ROS levels and protects against oxidative DNA damage. Antioxidant Squalane quench free radicals and reestablish the necessary environment for normal scar development.5