UV exposure: UW Medicine recommends their patients to cover scar until it is healed.1)UW Medicine, “Scars and Healing“
- Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Cover your scar with a bandage that lets air in. Do not use plastic or other bandages that allow moisture to build up, because moisture can cause an incision to open up.
Silicone: They also mention that gel type silicone sheets are known to be good at manage hypertrophic scars and keloids. The silicone need to be used for 12 to 24 hours a day for 2 to 4 months for the best result.
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