Smith & Nephew Cica-Care™ Adhesive Gel Sheet 1EA/BX
- Self-adhesive layer.
- Material: Silicone.
CICA-CARE is a self-adhesive silicone gel sheet that is medically proven to be up to 90% effective in the improvement of red, dark or raised scars. It has been used by the medical profession to treat over one million people worldwide.
CICA-CARE is durable, comfortable and re-usable, ideal for day and night use. It is also safe to use on children and adults, making it suitable for the whole family. CICA-CARE can even be used on scars up to 20 years old.
Within 2-4 months scars you thought were permanent can be treated and their appearance improved permanently.
CICA-CARE is available on prescription. Please ask your doctor or nurse about treatment.
Why to Use CICA-CARE
CICA-CARE is easy and comfortable to use and incurs little of the pain, inconvenience and cost of other scar treatments like laser surgery, surgery or steroid injections.There's no need for tapes or bandages either.
It's medically proven to be safe and effective for use on children as well as adults. This is why CICA-CARE has been widely used by the medical profession for over ten years. Now it is available for you to purchase from your local pharmacist.
How CICA-CARE Works
Research into how CICA-CARE works suggests that it occludes the skin to hydrate the scar area. This means moisture is locked into the skin around the scar, reducing the blood supply and deposit of collagen, which is what the body uses to rebuild deeply wounded skin.
The effect of this is to make the scar tissue paler in colour, closer to the natural colour of your skin.
When to Use CICA-CARE
CICA-CARE is designed to soften, flatten and fade red, dark or raised scars that have resulted from surgery, accidents, cuts and burns and injury to any part of the body, including the face. However, some injuries leave white scars that naturally fade away over time and CICA-CARE is not suitable for use on these. It must not be used on open or infected wounds or over scabs or stitches.
Do not use ointments or creams under the gel sheet. In some cases a rash may appear, this has been attributed to either poor hygiene or the product being applied too tightly. If a rash appears reduce treatment time; should it persist please consult your doctor. Do not use on skin currently affected by acne.
CICA-CARE has been used by the medical profession for over ten years, in which time it has helped improve the appearance of red, dark or raised scars for over one million people worldwide. And now it's available for you to purchase from your local pharmacist.
During the development of CICA-CARE, many research studies were undertaken - and the results were very impressive. In fact, it has been proven that CICA-CARE works in up to 90% of cases and that the results of treatment are permanent.
Here we have summarised the results of four key research programmes so you too can see evidence of how effective CICA-CARE is.
CICA-CARE is up to 90% Effective.
Carney, Carson, Gowar, Stevenson, Macnee, Groves et al 1994.
This trial involved 42 people aged between 2 and 60 with red, dark or raised scars. The trial studied the effect of CICA-CARE treatment at two and six months and compared the results with untreated scars.
Results showed 93% of scars had improved after 2 months with CICA-CARE. These scars had improved in condition, colour and texture, softening to enable the skin to become more flexible. Only 12% of untreated scars improved after 2 months, with just 38% showing improvement after 6 months.
CICA-CARE is Proven to be Durable.
Donald, ANZBA 1995.
A total of 31 patients aged between 18 months and 65 years old took part in this trial. The patients had either hypertrophic or keloid scars which are both types of red, dark or raised scars.
Patients were divided into two groups; one using CICA-CARE and the other another type of silicone gel sheet.
The results showed CICA-CARE to be tougher in every day use. In all, 69% of patients using CICA-CARE wore the same strip for more than two weeks compared to just 40% for the other silicone gel treatment.
By being more durable, CICA-CARE lasts longer and is therefore more cost effective to use.
CICA-CARE is Effective on Scars up to 20 Years Old.
This study was probably one of the most extensive of its kind, involving 125 people who had red, dark or raised scars up to 20 years old.
The results proved 81% of patients who continued with the trial showed improvements in the condition of their scars, even those with scars that were up to 20 years old.
81% of patients who continued on the trial improved their scars with CICA-CARE.