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Product Description & Benefits: Made from a patented material that provides a unique combination of breathability, flexibility, washability and adhesiveness, the self-adhesive Oleeva Tummy Tuck Scar Reduction Silicone Sheet - (2 x 23 in; 5 x 58 cm - w/Self Adhesive Side) is medically proven to help reduce the appearance, size, height, thickness, and color of scars for all skin types and color. Designed with smooth arcs that follow the contours of the body, this Oleeva scar sheet is the first and only product on the market that is specifically designed for tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) scars and other abdominal procedure scars. Oleeva works well on both new and old scars regardless of the age of the scar, and can be used on all types of post-surgery scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars, and other scar types caused by injury, trauma, and burns. Recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists, Oleeva Scar Reduction Sheets are so thin, soft, and flexible, that you will forget that you're wearing the latest technology for scar management. The outer surface of the sheet is covered with a silky fabric for a touch of elegance and optimal comfort. Most importantly, the inner surface is made of a patented material called Silon, which is formed from a unique blend of silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The PTFE provides an internal reinforcing mechanism, thereby creating very thin sheets of soft silicone with significantly enhanced physical strength.
Oleeva is an inexpensive approach for making your scar softer and smoother, neutralizing the scar color, and for flattening raised scars. By flattening, softening, smoothing, and blending the scar with the surrounding healthy skin, these silicone sheets help make the scar far less noticeable. Additionally, this silicone sheet may be used to help in the prevention of hypertrophic and keloid scarring when used on closed scars following surgery, trauma, or burns. This silicone sheet can be used for an arm lift (brachioplasty) and arm reduction, and scars following surgery, injury, trauma, and burns. This silicone sheet may be easily cut by the patient to match the shape and size of the scar. This silicone sheet is easy to use and has no reported side effects. Oleeva Silicone Scar Therapy is an inexpensive way to manage your scar without messy gels or pastes.
As the optimal period of use of silicone sheets for a scar reduction treatment is typically 8-12 weeks, it is recommended to purchase 2-4 sheets since each sheet typically will typically remain effective for a 4-6 week period.
Silicone sheets are an effective solution for both new and old scars. Clinical studies have shown that the newer the scar, the better the result. One such study found a success rate of up to 85% on scars under 1 year old, and the rate of about 65% for scars over 10 years old. The optimal period of use of silicone sheets is typically a minimum of 12 hours per day (and ideally 23 hours per day) for 8-12 weeks (see instructions below). Many patients report continued improvement to the scar beyond the 12-week period.
The main benefit of silicone sheeting compared to scar healing gels and ointments is that silicone sheets put direct pressure on the scar that is beneficial to minimizing scar appearance, whereas a scar ointment or gel does not put pressure on the scar. In contrast to scar gels, silicone sheets are easier and more convenient to apply and use day to day because they are not greasy, do not stain, and do not stick to clothes. It should be noted that some patients will actually use both silicone gels and silicone sheets on their scars, using the silicone gel during the day when treating scar areas that are exposed when they are out in public and then switching to the silicone sheet when they are in the privacy of their own home. This combination is an ideal way to maximize the effectiveness of silicone scar solutions without disrupting one's lifestyle. You can view a wide array of silicone gels and ointments in the Make Me Heal Store.
While the exact mechanism of action of silicone sheeting is not confirmed, various suggestions have been made, including increased pressure, hydration, oxygen tension, and the presence of silicone in the local environment due to the application of silicone sheets. Silicone sheets produce a static electric field (resulting from friction of the silicone material) that might have an effect on wound healing.
Why Is This Silicone Sheet Better Than Over-The-Counter Products Found In Stores? Over-the-counter silicone sheets (i.e. Neosporin, etc.) that you find at regular stores are made for general consumer use and are not a medical, doctor-level product as this silicone sheet. These over-the-counter silicone sheets are made with less silicone, are of lower quality and are not as durable as this doctor-level silicone sheet. Additionally, over-the-counter silicone sheet product do not have specific length, shape, or thickness options, as they typically come only in one size and are not specifically made for use on surgery scars that need to have a silicone sheet of a specific shape and size.
Instructions for Use: First wash your scars and hands.
Step 1: Remove the product from its package and, if necessary, trim the pieces to fit slightly beyond the edges of the scarred area.
Step 2: Peel away the paper protective liner (save for later use). Place the scar sheet -- sticky side down - directly on the scarred area. Keep the scar sheet in place for at least 12 hours and up to 23 hours per day.
Step 3: At least once a day, wash the scarred area and the adhesive side of the scar sheet with mild soap and water. Rinse the product thoroughly to remove all traces of soap. Apply scar sheet to your skin or other clean surface while still wet and blot-dry the back surface using a cloth or towel. Between uses, store scar sheet on the paper protective liner. The silicone sheet should not be applied on open wounds.
The optimal wearing time for a silicone sheet is 23 hours per day for a period of 8-12 weeks. Many patients report continued improvement to the scar beyond the 12-week period. If it is not possible to wear the gel sheet for the recommended 24 hour period, it is recommended to wear the sheet for a minimum of 12 hours per day. Follow this procedure each day, washing and re-applying the gel sheet (according to the silicone sheeting care instructions discussed here) to the scar for 4 to 6 weeks. At that time the piece of gel sheeting will begin to lose its adhesive quality and/or may become embedded with surface dirt. When this occurs, discard the piece of gel sheeting and apply a new piece. You may safely wear the products beyond the 12-week period as long as you follow the instructions. When the scar stops responding for a continued period of 7-10 days, you have probably reached the point of maximum results and should discontinue using the product.
Important Healthy Tip: As the optimal period of use of silicone sheets for scar reduction treatment is typically 8-12 weeks, it is recommended to purchase 2-4 sheets since each sheet will typically remain effective for a 4-6 week period. Having several sheets will enable you to enjoy the maximum benefits of scar sheets for the recommended treatment period.
Silicone Sheet Care: Remove the gel sheet every 12 hours to wash both the scar area and the gel sheet using a mild and preferably fragrance-free soap or a specialized cleanser in a basin of warm water and work up a small amount of lather with the soap. Gently wash the piece of gel sheeting in the soapy water, rinse, and then air dry. After washing, rinsing and drying the scar site, re-apply the piece of gel sheeting.
Ingredients: Silicone, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
Special Recommendations & Precautions: As with any topical material applied directly to the skin's surface, some type of reaction (usually sweat rash) is possible. If you have a reaction, stop using Oleeva for at least 24 hours. After your skin has returned to normal, reapply Oleeva gradually increasing the hours of usage while monitoring the area for signs of reaction. Continue to increase the wearing time until a comfortable maximum has been reached. If you continue to have a problem, stop use and consult your physician. WARNING! DO NOT use Oleeva on open wounds.
Relevant Procedures, Conditions & Recommendations: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Abdominal Procedures, Procedures following gastric bypass/bariatric surgery, New and old scars, Scars following surgery, injury, trauma, burns, Hypertrophic scars, Keloid scars.