These scars are red, raised and sometimes itchy. Confined to the border of the original surgery or trauma. These scars develop within weeks after surgery and may increase rapidly in size for three to six months and then, after a static phase, begin to regress. They mature to have an elevated, slightly rope-like appearance with increased width. Full maturation can take up to two years.
Widespread hypertrophic Scarring
Common after a burn. A widespread red, raised and sometimes itchy scar that remains within the borders of the original burn.
BodySil Scar Tape is a clinically tested silicone scar treatment, proven to reduce the appearance of scars. Surgery, injury, and acne can leave scars that take years to fade, however treating the area with BodySil Scar Tape will accelerate the fading of your scars, giving you the confidence to feel like yourself again. Also available in BodySil Scar Gel.
Improve the colour, size, and texture of scars with BodySil Scar Tape – Australia’s best silicone scar tape.
BodySil Scar Tape has been clinically proven to be the only non-invasive method to reduce the appearance of scars, flattening the site and reducing redness. Start using BodySil as soon as your wound has healed to achieve the best results. However, the silicone tape can work well on old scars too – even highly textured ones.
Silicone is particularly effective if you are prone to Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring. As BodySil Tape is reusable for up to 10 days, it’s the best value silicone scar treatment available. Our Silicone tape has a large surface area with a width of 3.5cm, making the adhesion highly effective in comparison to competitors.
As with most scar treatments, please do not use until the wound has healed. If you are not sure, please advise your health professional.
3.5 cm tape x 1.5 m / 1.4 in tape x 4.9 ft
Soft and gentle for everyday use
Conforms to all areas
Suitable for old and new scars
Can be used for post-surgical scarring (e.g. breast augmentation surgical scars, pregnancy scars etc.)
Powerful enough to even combat Keloids and Hypertrophic scarring (suitable for both old and new scars)
Developed and clinically tested in Australia
Begin to use BodySil Scar Tape as soon as the wound has healed (2-3 weeks post-surgery).
Apply tape to clean and dry skin, free from lotions (trim hair under tape).
Reapply every 3-5 days or as required.
6 months of treatment is recommended for best results.
From deep down in the skin our bodies start to produce extra collagen fibres to repair the wound. This causes a build-up of collagen around the healed wound often resulting in raised red surface.
Ideal scar management results in a minimising of the height, thickness and or discolouration of the scar, thus helping flatten, smooth and blend the scar with the surrounding skin, making it far less noticeable.
How Does Silicone Improve Scarring?
There are multiple treatments for scars, however, clinical tests have shown that silicone is the best possible product to use to change the appearance of a scar. It helps keep the scar flat and reduces the redness.
Although Bio Oils and Vitamin E Cream can sometimes help reduce scar appearance. Silicone Scar Gels have been clinically-proven to possess anti-scarring properties, such as:
Breaking down excess collagen to flatten clear skin
Reduces itching and discomfort
Nourishing your skin
Protects from pollutants
Silicone-based products have been rigorously tested and recommended by skin experts around the world as the best non-invasive scar treatments.
What types of scars exist?
Keloid Scars: Keloid scars happen when the healing process is overly aggressive. They are thicker and rounder than normal scars and are caused by irregular clusters of scar tissue that develop in the layer of skin around the wound. These scars are often more noticeable than regular scars, darker in colour, larger in surface area and more textured.
Contracture scars: Contracture scars happen when a large amount of skin has been removed. This causes the scar to protrude deeper than usual and tighten the skin around the area. This can sometimes subsequently affect the muscles, tendons and joints surrounding the scar site. Contracture scars often accumulate after a serious burn.
Hypertrophic scars: Similar to Keloids, Hypertrophic scars are usually red and raised, however, the build-up of scar tissue is contained and does not go beyond the initial wound site. These scars usually develop within weeks of the injury however can take up to a year or more to heal.
Acne Scars: As the name suggests, Acne scars develop from persistent acne that damages the skin’s surface. They can range from red marks to deep, angular indents.