ABOUT CIMEOSIL AND ITS BENEFITS
What are the Cimeosil Scar Gel and Gel Sheeting and are they safe?
Cimeosil Scar Gel and Gel Sheeting are topical products proven to soften, flatten and fade scars. Avoid the eyes and mucous membranes, including the mouth, to prevent accidental ingestion. When used as directed both products are safe for adults and children alike.
On which type of scars does Cimeosil work best?
Cimeosil is especially effective on raised and red scars resulting from trauma or surgery, particular hypertrophic scars and keloids.
- Hypertrophic scars are raised and red, resulting from trauma such as burns, lacerations, scalpel cuts and wound stitches.
- Keloids are raised, tough scars that are pinkish or purplish in color that can begin from something as minor as a small cut or even a pimple. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids grow beyond the site of the original injury.
Will Cimeosil work on older scars?
Yes. However, the newer the scar, the more significant the results.
Will Cimeosil completely remove my scar?
No product can do so. However, over time with daily usage, your raised scar will soften, flatten and fade in appearance.
Does Cimeosil prevent the formation of new scars after surgery?
When used as soon as possible on fully closed surgical wounds or injuries (i.e., no oozing, scab off, sutures out, etc.), Cimeosil may help prevent hypertrophic scars and keloids from forming.
Does health insurance cover Cimeosil?
In most cases, cosmetic scar management is not covered. However, you should check with your healthcare provider to be sure.
What is Cimeosil made of?
Cimeosil products consist of the highest quality medical-grade silicone, manufactured in accordance with FDA guidelines in an ISO-certified facility. They are biocompatible and contain no steroids, mineral oil, vitamin E or sunscreen.
How does Cimeosil work?
Although numerous studies validate topical silicone as a scar healing agent, no definitive mechanism has yet been identified. However, it is widely believed that silicone provides a protective barrier much like a layer of skin, keeping the scar hydrated and preventing over-activity of scar cells. Check out this professional article about the scar-managing properties of gel sheeting.
Overall, how long should I use Cimeosil and when will I see results?
Depending on the age of the scar and how consistent your Cimeosil usage, you could see results in as little as one week, but likely by week four. A typical regimen involves daily usage of Cimeosil for 60 to 90 days; however, you can continue using it until you achieve the desired results.
How many daily hours should I wear Cimeosil?
Ideally, you should wear a thin layer of Scar Gel or a piece of Gel Sheeting for at least 8 hours a day. We recommend two daily applications for Scar Gel, as it may wear off due to washing, clothing contact, etc. We also recommend removing your Cimeosil product daily so you can clean the scar area.
Should I use both the Cimeosil Scar Gel and the Gel Sheeting?
If you’re new to Cimeosil, you may wonder whether the Gel Sheeting needs the Scar Gel for adherence. The answer is “no.” These are two different products intended for the same outcome: scar management.
Many individuals like to alternate between using the gel and the sheeting during their treatment period, but not at the same time. For example, with facial applications, some will use the sheeting at night and—being in the public eye—the gel during the day. This is especially helpful for women, since makeup can be applied over the gel.
Moreover, since the sheeting’s non-skin side has a protective layer, using it at night will help prevent the gel from sticking to bedding. Most will also use the sheeting on body areas that are typically clothed to avoid the gel from
contacting their garments. As a general rule of thumb, consider using Scar Gel on skin exposed to the public and Gel Sheeting in all other instances.
Can I use sunscreen with Cimeosil?
Yes, you can wear Cimeosil Scar Gel over sunscreen products. However, sunscreen is not recommended with Gel Sheeting.
What about makeup?
You can apply makeup over Cimeosil Scar Gel after it dries for about 15-20 minutes. As with sunscreen, makeup is not recommended with Gel Sheeting.
Is Cimeosil Scar Gel waterproof?
No. It must be reapplied after contact with water.
Will Cimeosil Scar Gel stain my clothing?
Yes. Silicone is naturally oily, so you may want to set your favorite clothing aside while you use Cimeosil. However, to minimize problems, only use a thin coating of Scar Gel (more is not better!), wipe away any excess and allow it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes before donning clothing. The Gel Sheeting has a protective coating on the non-skin side, so staining may be less likely.
MORE ON CIMEOSIL GEL SHEETING
Is the Gel Sheeting reusable?
Yes. By washing it periodically with mild, soapy water to remove body oils, it will typically last about two to three weeks (until the silicone is no longer tacky). Each sheet comes with a mesh screen to use as a drying rack. Offen, people purchase two sets of Gel Sheeting, enabling them to clean and dry one set while using the other.
Does Gel Sheeting require adhesive to stay on the skin?
Naturally tacky, the Gel Sheeting will stick to your skin without adhesive. However, you may want to tape it in place if you play sports or wish to prevent clothing movement from curling the sheeting’s edges.
Can I cut the Gel Sheeting?
Yes. Although Cimeosil Gel Sheeting comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, you can trim it to any form that makes sense for your scar area.
What if the long strip isn’t long enough to cover my tummy tuck scar?
You can use two long strips together to provide full coverage.
ABOUT CIMEOSIL LASER GEL
What is Cimeosil Laser Gel?
As with all Cimeosil products, the Laser Gel is made of the highest quality medical-grade silicone. It is specifically formulated to help manage scars and skin redness (erythema) sometimes associated with laser surgery.
What is the difference between Cimeosil Laser Gel and Scar Gel?
Cimeosil Laser Gel has a thinner viscosity than Scar Gel, making it easier to apply to the skin after laser surgery. The thicker Scar Gel is more appropriate for hypertrophic scars and keloids.
When should I start using Cimeosil Laser Gel?
You can start using it after the skin bed has healed (about seven to ten days after the procedure).
Refer to above Scar Gel FAQ for makeup, sunscreen, water contact and staining information, all of which apply to Laser Gel. Use under the supervision of a surgeon or licensed aesthetician.