ScarMD® Glide: Massaging Scar Treatment
ScarMD® Glide utilizes an all-new innovative, tri-ball massaging applicator to deliver dual-action effectiveness for the treatment of scars.
Silicone gel had been clinically proven to be effective in decreasing scar tissue, redness, raised scars, as well as pain and itching that can be associated with scars. It has also shown to aid in the softening of existing scar tissue and prevention of abnormal scarring.
- Features a massaging roll-on applicator.
- Applies as a thin layer that dries almost instantly.
- Massage stimulates blood flow, bringing nutrients to the assist in healing process.
- Massage is thought to work by mechanically in re-distributing the fibrotic tissue. (Ref. 6,7,8)
- Massaging even once per day with ScarMD® results in significantly less scar tissue. (Ref. 8)
- Surgeons recommend the use of massage to improve the aesthetic outcome of scar treatment. (Ref. 1,2)
- Ninety percent of patients will experience an improvement while massaging scars using patients and observer evaluation. (Ref 1,2,3)
- Scars can limit the movement of the affected area. Massage has been proven to improve the range of motion around the scar. (Ref. 4)
- Massaging scars with silicone is better than massaging alone. (Ref. 5)
- Massage is thought to work by mechanically redistributing the fibrotic tissue. (Ref. 6,7)
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- Chan MW. Mechanical induction of gene expression in connective tissue cells. Methods Cell Biol 2010;98;178-‐205
- Kanazawa Y et al. Cyclical cell stretching of skin derived ﬁbroblasts down-regulates connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) production. Connect Tissue Res 2009;50;396-8