I’m going to start off by saying something that most people won’t tell you…
“Treating scars is HARD!”
Therefore if you’re under the impression that there is some kind of magical or futuristic product that can clear up your scars instantly, you need to put that out of your mind right now!
I love you guys, but I have to be brutally honest as well.
With that said, it’s our job here to show you guys the products that can help either speed up the recovery process, or help reduce the appearance of your scars over a given amount of time.
Kelo-Cote gel is a product that makes claim to the fact that it can help to improve the appearance of your ailment and it’s under the scope today here at BESSkincare.com.
We’re going to discuss what’s involved in their formula and how it may be able to offer some relief, plus we’ll discuss some of the pro’s and con’s so that you can make a decision as to whether it might be the best option for you.
How Does Kelo-Cote Gel Work?
Like most scar treatment products, Kelo-Cote is designed to provide a healthy environment, suitable for allowing scars to heal faster.
It does this by applying a thin layer of silicon dioxide that binds to your skin, locking in the moisture necessary for the healing process to be as effective as it can.
There are several reasons why scars may hang around for longer:
- If the wound is deep, scar tissue may take longer to cover the wound, resulting in an overproduction of collagen. This is known as a fortuna scar and are the most difficult to deal with.
- Infection can increase the time taken for scar tissue to cover the wound, resulting in the same overproduction of collagen.
- Skin scars can occur when the second layer of skin(dermis) becomes damaged. These can appear as red markings similar to that of a stretch mark and are better treated using a cream specific to that requirement.
- Acne scars can form after a serious bout of acne for some people. Contrary to popular belief, these are some of the easier scars to treat.
Wikipedia has more information on this if you want to check that out and come back.
It’s important to remember that the silicon dioxide used in Kelo-Cote gel isn’t there to work directly on reducing the appearance of your scar, but instead to provide an environment necessary for the natural healing process to occur.
This healing process has nothing to do with the ingredients used in Kelo-Cote.
Why It’s HOT!
Silicon dioxide is considered as the “Gold Standard” in scar treatment and management. Most doctors and surgeons will prescribe a product like Kelo-Cote for this reason because it has proven to be effective on new scars, especially after surgery.
If your scar is clearly still in the healing process, applying a silicone gel routinely, has shown to offer relatively good results.
Why It’s NOT!
There’s a few reasons why this product might not be right for you –
- It’s only really designed for scars which result from deep wounds.
- It doesn’t contain any specific healing properties, but is reliant on the body to do all the work.
- It’s better used during the early stages of a scar, with the silicon dioxide acting as a protective shield against outside infection.
- It’s expensive at $21.99 for a 6g tube!
If you’re looking to remove a scar or scars that didn’t just form from a deep wound of some kind, then you might be better off with a more all-round cream like Dermefface FX7.
Kelo-Cote is surprisingly really popular, most likely due to the fact that it’s the leading silicone-based scar treatment available right now.
Most doctors will prescribe a treatment like this, however understanding that the ingredients it contains DO NOT directly help to heal scars is extremely important.
You might be better off using a silicone gel like this in combination with a cream that contains ingredients designed to speed up the recovery process.
Anything that uses ingredients like symglucan or pentavitin, which provide high levels of moisture to your skin, can help to dramatically speed up the healing process.
Overall Kelo-Cote as a standard silicone-based gel, has been proven as an effective treatment for deep-set scarring and would be a decent option for most.