Frequently Asked Questions
What is ScarLine Rx®?
ScarLine Rx® is a family of products that are a custom molded, skin-like layer of silicone uniquely designed to help reduce scarring and improve healing.
How soon after surgery can I use it?
Wait at least seven days after surgery. The wound must be completely closed, with no visible signs of infection or drainage.
How long do I need to wear my ScarLine Rx® in order to see a visual improvement in the appearance of my scar?
A visible improvement can be seen as early as 24 hours but results will vary from patient to patient. For best results, we recommend wearing the ScarLine Rx® for 12 hours a day for a minimum of 12 weeks.
Are there any restrictions to using ScarLine Rx®?
Do not use within 7 days of surgery. The wound must be completely healed with no visible signs of drainage or infection. Do not use on a wound that has a liquid skin adhesive on it, such as Dermabond®.
Can I use any type of mild cleanser to clean my
We ONLY recommend using ScarLine Rx® Silicone Cleanser. This gentle, oil-cutting cleanser is specially formulated to rinse off easily, leaving no residue on the silicone. This will ensure that your ScarLine Rx® will stay tacky. Never use a towel to dry your silicone. Air Dry Only. If properly cared for, your ScarLine Rx® will last for months.
What is a Keloid Scar?
Keloid scars are thick, rounded, irregular clusters of scar tissue that extend beyond the original wound. Keloids may occur at any age, but tend to develop more readily in younger individuals and in darker-skinned people. They often appear red or darker in color when compared with the surrounding skin. Keloids may not develop for many months after injury, and can worsen during pregnancy.
What is a hypertrophic scar?
Hypertrophic scars are usually red, thick and elevated and can be itchy or painful. The growth of hypertrophic scars is confined to the boundaries of the original wound, and usually develops in the weeks after the trauma (linear hypertrophic scar) or burn injury (widespread hypertrophic scar). These scars may improve naturally; the process can take up to a year or more.