Epi-Derm and Epi-Derm Natural are the premium silicone gel sheeting available for scar management. Original clear Epi-Derm set the standard for comfort and quality more than 20 years ago, and is still regarded by surgeons as the superior choice in unlined silicone gel sheeting. Epi-Derm Natural offers all the advantages of original Epi-Derm, but with a soft, natural colored fabric liner. The standard Epi-Derm silicone gel sheet provides a healing environment beneficial for burn scar reduction & therapy, as well as treatment of medium to large keloid and hypertrophic scars from surgery or trauma. It can be wrapped around a limb or cover medium scar areas on the torso, and can be trimmed for a custom fit.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Wash both scar and hands per cleaning instructions. Open the non-sterile pouch containing the Epi-Derm Silicone Gel Sheet. Remove the gel sheeting from the plastic substrate liner(s) prior to use. Epi-Derm may be cut into smaller pieces using scissors or a scalpel. Once you have determined the appropriate size of sheeting to use, apply tacky side to the scar. The gel sheeting should fully cover the scar and extend ¼ inch all the way around the scar border. If the product is worn during sleep, it should be secured. Use of medical tape (Epi-Tape) or other means is recommended to keep the sheet from falling off.
Remove the Epi-Derm every 12 hours to wash both the scar and the gel sheet using SilqueClenz. In a basin of warm water, work up a small amount of lather with the soap. Gently wash the piece of gel sheeting in the soapy water, rinse, and then air dry. Make sure the sheeting is completely dry before reapplying to the scar. After washing, rinsing and drying the scar site reapply the piece of gel sheeting.
Optimal wearing time for Epi-Derm Silicone Gel Sheeting is 24 hours per day. If it is not possible to wear the gel sheet for the recommended 24-hour period, a minimum of 12 hours per day is required, washing per the instructions above once in that period. Follow this procedure each day, washing and reapplying the gel sheeting to the scar for 1 to 2 weeks. At that time the piece of gel sheeting will begin to lose its adhesive quality and/or may become embedded with surface dirt. When this occurs, discard the piece of gel sheeting and apply a new piece. The overall optimal period of use is usually 8 to 12 weeks.
Epi-Derm Sheeting: Medical Grade Polymerized Siloxanes (100% Clear Silicone Gel).
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