How can Mepiform make scars less visible?
Many years of experience in using different silicone dressings have proven that silicone makes a scar less visible. Mepiform is a self-adherent soft silicone dressing.
Which kind of scars can be treated?
Mepiform is designed for the prevention and/or the management of hypertrophic and keloid scars. Breasts, shoulders and earlobes are very sensitive areas where excessive formation of scars can arise.
Does the treatment hurt?
No. The soft silicone (Safetac® technology) adheres gently to the skin and therefore application or removal is completely painless.
How long will the treatment take?
This depends on the severity, size and shape of the scar. Best improvements can be seen on red scars. For prophylactic treatment, Mepiform should be used for 3-6 months depending on the condition of the scar. Treatment should be repeated if the scar starts itching, turns red or rises above the surrounding skin. A keloid should be treated for at least one year.
Will the scar disappear?
Mepiform is used at hospitals worldwide and it is clinically proven to flatten, soften and fade red and raised hypertrophic scars and keloids. Mepiform gives considerable improvement to scars. Even if the scar remains, there will be less redness, itching and raised tissue.
Could I stay in the sun with Mepiform?
If you expose a new scar to the sun, you’ll run the risk of getting a discoloured scar, which can be avoided by protecting it. Mepiform has a UV protection factor of class 5, but please observe that this is not sufficient to offer total protection.
Mepiform should be used on closed, healed wounds only. The skin should be dry when applying the dressing. If itching or discomfort occurs, remove Mepiform and study the packaging leaflet for advice.