Scar management by means of occlusion and hydration: a comparative study of silicones versus a hydrating gel-cream.

  title={Scar management by means of occlusion and hydration: a comparative study of silicones versus a hydrating gel-cream.},
  author={H J P Hoeksema and Marie de Vos and Jozef Verbelen and Ali Pirayesh and Stan Monstrey},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={39 7},
Despite the worldwide use of silicones in scar management, its exact working mechanism based on a balanced occlusion and hydration, is still not completely elucidated. Moreover, it seems peculiar that silicones with completely different occlusive and hydrating properties still could provide a similar therapeutic effect. The objective of the first part of this study was to compare the occlusive and hydrating properties of three fluid silicone gels and a hydrating gel-cream. In a second part of… CONTINUE READING

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