Frequently Asked Questions

    About Scars
  • Why do we get scars?

    When your skin is traumatised it produces more collagen. The more collagen produced the bigger and darker the scar gets.

  • During the healing process it is natural to develop scars. Some people scar more easily and factors such as personal history or their medical conditions contribute to this. Other factors could be poor nutritional habits, skin coloration as well as age.

  • Hypertrophic and keloid scars are the two more severe types. These scars are harder, are non elastic, and are really tight in the skin area. The scar is a red or purple colour; they are raised and are thicker than other scars. Hypertrophic scars stay on the wound area where as keloid scars extend beyond the wound area.

  • In general, protect and maintain a clean scar area, minimize sun exposure, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The healing process can be accelerated by the use of over-the-counter topical silicone products, such as RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel

  • About RejûvaSil
  • RejûvaSil is a topical silicone gel that dries quickly and forms a clear layer of silicone over your scar. This barrier limits collagen production to help minimize and prevent problem scarring.

    RejûvaSil is a topical liquid silicone gel with Emu Oil (an anti-inflammatory), Squalane (a moisturizer), and Vitamin C (for scar discoloration) that is used to improve the appearance of surgical and traumatic scars (including normal post op scars, hypertrophic scars and keloid scars) and burns. It is applied to clean dry scar up to 3 times daily. The mechanism of action includes hydration and occlusion. RejûvaSil dries to a thin semi-occlusive film on the skin.

  • Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone Cross Polymer (silicones in liquid form) create a hydrated occluded environment decreases capillary activity by reducing fibroblast induced collagen deposition and scar hypertrophy decreasing hyperemia minimizes fibroblast production of collagen and promotes wound flattening.

    Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a very stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which has anti-oxidant activity, inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Studies have shown Vitamin C to be a clarifying and brightening agent to the skin by inhibiting melanogenesis (the production of pigment) thereby promoting a more even skin tone. Unlike ascorbic acid, it will not exfoliate or irritate skin. For scars it basically has been shown to reduce redness.

    Emu Oil is approximately 70% unsaturated fatty acids. The largest component is oleic acid – a mono-unsaturated fatty acid. Emu oil also contains about 20% linolenic (Omega 6) acid and 1-2% linolenic (Omega 3) acid. There is some evidence to suggest that the oil may have medicinal benefit. Emu oil has been shown in studies to aid in reducing scar formation in healed burn wounds, due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Emu oil is a complete neutral lipid, since emu oil lacks phospholipid, making it highly penetrating to the skin.

    Squalane is used as a natural moisturizer and anti-oxidant. It penetrates the skin quickly, does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin and blends well with other oils and vitamins. Squalane aids in softening the scar tissue resulting in a softer scar.

  • Efficacy
  • It really depends on your scar. We have had reports in as little as a few days or a few weeks. The complete results can take time. Be sure to document your progress with before and after photos!

  • Yes, RejûvaSil may improve the appearance of old and new scars

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  • Yes, but extra care should be taken to keep out of the eye and all other mucous membranes

  • Usage
  • RejûvaSil should be applied to fully closed, dry skin, without sutures.

  • Gently smooth a small amount over a clean and dry scar and allow to dry. Apply 2-3 times per day for best results.

  • Yes, once RejûvaSil dries makeup and/or sunscreen may be applied on top of RejûvaSil. Makeup and sunscreen should not be applied before using RejûvaSil.

  • Excessive sweating and wiping, such as during exercise, may cause the barrier to break down. Simply clean the area and reapply as needed.

  • Safety
  • There are no known side effects or adverse reactions from using RejûvaSil. Silicone is naturally hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

  • RejûvaSil is not absorbed into the skin. Its occluding ability prevents moisture loss and thus helps with it anti-scar qualities. Because it is not absorbed, there is no evidence in medical literature that we know of that recommends refraining from usage in pregnant women or young children.

    However, although RejûvaSil is believed to be safe for use during pregnancy, it is recommended to first consult your physician.

  • RejûvaSil is not recommended for use on open wounds.

  • Yes, RejûvaSil may be applied in the evening after your cleaning regimen and left on throughout the night.