SilDerm™ Stretch Mark Prevention & Repair
What is a Stretch Mark?
Stretch Marks, or gravidarum, are a unique type of scar because they only involve the dermis—there is no break in the epidermis itself. They happen during times of rapid growth such as puberty, pregnancy, excessive weight gain, or even with weightlifting.
Is it safe for use in pregnancy?
A mother’s skin blocks many skin care ingredients from entering her body, but small amounts of some ingredients are still absorbed into the bloodstream. Once there, they can cross the placenta and reach the growing foetus. That’s because the “placental barrier” is actually more of a widely spaced filter. It blocks things the size of bacteria, but allows most chemicals to pass easy through.
While many topical ingredients are thought to be safe during pregnancy, a large number are linked to harmful effects in clinical studies with repeated or high exposures. Some examples include Vitamin A, salicyclic acid, benzoyl peroxide, certain sunscreens, and even aloe vera.
The SilDerm™ range has set a higher standard for prenatal safety in the cosmetic industry. We search through millions of published medical research articles to see if an ingredient has ever been linked to birth defects. If it has, we replace it with a safer ingredient instead.
What are the ingredients of SilDerm™ Prevention Oil?
GOTU KOLA: an extract from the Centella asiatica plant that stimulate fibroblast cells to produce collagen
TOCOPHEROL: a natural vitamin E – a strong antioxidant that helps prevent tissue damage
What are the ingredients of SilDerm™ Repair Cream?
DARUTOSIDE: A botanical ingredient from the plant siegesbeckia orientalis which is found in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Japan, and Australia. Darutoside can improve the appearance of a Stretch Mark. In controlled trials, Darutoside decreases the length of the Stretch Mark by 50%. In the same trial, the indentation depth was decreased by 55%
REGISTRIL: A combination of ingredients including Phaseolus lunatus (green bean extract), rutin (from fruits and berries). Clinical studies show that with topical use, twice daily for two months, Registril can improve a Stretch Mark’s colour while also decreasing the appearance of its depth by up to 72%.
How much does it cost?
SilDerm™ Prevention Oil costs £34.95 for 120ml bottle. SilDerm™ Repair Cream costs £39.95 for 200ml and £11.50 for 50ml.
Is SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and Repair Cream available to buy in Pharmacies?
SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and SilDerm™ Repair Cream are available in some pharmacies.
Where can I buy SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and SilDerm™ Repair Cream?
You can purchase SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and SilDerm™ Repair Cream via the website www.essentials.pk.
Are your products allergy tested?
Every SilDerm™ product is allergy tested.
Do you need to use it throughout the pregnancy or start application during midterm?
The sooner you use the product then the better the results will be.
Do you need to continue after giving birth and for how long?
After birth, if you have stretch marks then we would recommend that you use SilDerm™ Repair Cream on the affected areas or areas of concern.
Is SilDerm™ available on prescription?
No, the products are only available to purchase either on the website or in some pharmacies.
Is there a discount for bulk buys? (Anti-natal groups may purchase bulk amounts rather than single transactions)
Should anyone want to order a large quantity then we will look to discount the products. Anyone wishing to discuss a large order should contact at our helpline (+92) 042 3516 2620.
What is the recommended length of use for the repair of older stretch marks? Do you need to use it longer than the recommended twice daily for two months?
You should continue to use SilDerm™ Repair Cream until you see no more benefit.
Is the cream fragrance free?
SilDerm™ Repair Cream has a slight pleasant smell.
Can it be used on children who have had weight gain / loss?
All of the SilDerm™ range is suitable for use on children. If the child has stretch marks then SilDerm™ Repair Cream would be a good option.
Does it contain sunscreen?
No, the SilDerm™ range doesn’t contain any SPF factors.
If not, can sunscreen be used over SilDerm™?
Yes, sunscreen can be applied over the top of both SilDerm™ Prevention Oil and Repair Cream.
Is SilDerm waterproof?
No, the SilDerm™ range is not designed to be waterproof and is absorbed by the skin.
What is the shelf life once it has been opened?
The Shelf life of the SilDerm™ Prevention Oil is 2 years and can be used for 12 months once open.
The Shelf life of the SilDerm™ Repair Cream is 2 years and can be used for 12 months once open.
What temperature can it be stored at?
SilDerm™ Prevention Oil can be stored at room temperature.
SilDerm™ Repair Cream can be stored at room temperature.
Does it effect if used with other types of topical medication?
SilDerm™ range all contain plant extracts ingredients and should not interfere with other topical agents.
Can it be used on skin disorders i.e. eczema?
These products are specifically designed for the prevention and repair of stretch marks. Should you have any other condition please consult your Doctor.
How long does the average tube last for, estimated applications from one tube?
One bottle of SilDerm™ Prevention Oil should last you around 2 months; one tube of 200ml SilDerm™ Repair Cream should last you around 3 months. It really does depend on the size of stretch marks and the area affected.
SilDerm™ Scar Gel / SPRAY
What is SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is a lightweight, self-drying silicone gel for the treatment of scars. SilDerm™ Scar Gel contains Silicone which has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the itching and discomfort of scars, as well as reduce the discoloration associated with scars.
What is SilDerm™ Scar Gel made of?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is made of silicone.
How does SilDerm™ Scar Gel work?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel rapidly dries to form a custom fitted silicone sheet; this silicone gel sheet layer is gas permeable, flexible and waterproof. SilDerm™ Scar Gel forms a bond with the stratum corneum (the outer layer of dead skin cells) forming a protective barrier against chemical, physical and microbial invasion of the scar site while assisting with hydration. This creates an environment that allows the scar to mature through normalized collagen synthesis cycles and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.
How long will it take for a scar to improve?
When using SilDerm™ Scar Gel, the recommended minimum treatment time is 60–90 days. Larger and older scars may take longer and continued use is recommended if improvement is still seen after the initial 90 days.
How should SilDerm™ Scar Gel be applied?
- Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry.
- Apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel to the area as a very thin layer and allow to dry.
- Apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel twice daily.
- For maximum effect, SilDerm™ Scar Gel should have 24 hour contact with the skin.
- Once dry, SilDerm™ Scar Gel can be covered with sun block or cosmetics.
- If SilDerm™ Scar Gel has not dried within 4–5 minutes, you have probably used too much.
- Gently remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue.
On what types of scars is SilDerm™ Scar Gel effective?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is intended for the management of old and new hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma, wounds and burns. It may help to soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness or discoloration associated with them. It may also reduce itching or irritation you may still be experiencing.
Does SilDerm™ Scar Gel work on keloid and hypertrophic scars?
In several medical studies silicone, the key ingredient of SilDerm™ Scar Gel has been proven to flatten, soften, smooth and dramatically improve the discoloration noted with these types of aggressive scars.
Does SilDerm™ Scar Gel work on pitted acne scars?
No. Topical scar treatments are not effective on pitted acne scars. If you have pitted acne scars, please see a dermatologist. She/he can discuss with you some of the latest treatments for managing these types of scars, including laser therapy, dermabrasion and fillers.
What are the advantages of using SilDerm™ Scar Gel instead of silicone sheets?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel has all the benefits of silicone sheets without the inconvenience. Tape allergies, difficulty of use and the potential for bacteria growth between the sheet and the skin are all problems inherent with sheeting.
Is SilDerm™ Scar Gel suitable to use on children?
Yes, SilDerm™ Scar Gel is completely bio-compatible and is therefore suitable for the use on children or people with sensitive skin.
Does SilDerm™ Scar Gel have any odour associated with it?
No, SilDerm™ Scar Gel is 100% odour free.
Are there any restrictions on the use of SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is for external use only. Direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third degree burns and open wounds should be avoided. SilDerm™ Scar Gel should not be used on dermatological conditions that disrupt the integrity of the skin.
How do I clean the affected area before re-applying SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
The SilDerm™ Scar Gel layer will dissipate as your skin cells naturally exfoliate approximately 24 hours. If necessary, gentle washing with soap and water should remove any remainder. It is not necessary to remove the entire SilDerm™ Scar Gel layer prior to re-application.
Will SilDerm™ Scar Gel help heal older scars, or just new scars?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel may help improve the appearance of older scars as well as newer scars.
Is your scar: Red? Raised? Hardened? Itchy? Painful?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel can help.
How long should I use SilDerm™ Scar Gel for scar treatment?
90 days is the recommended initial treatment period however depending upon the scar’s condition and age, treatment could be a bit shorter or longer. Depending on the size of the scar, each package is designed to offer a sufficient quantity of gel for 90 days of treatment, applied twice a day.
How long will it take to see results?
The timing of results varies greatly from person to person. You should see improvement within 90 days. Reduction of redness and itching are usually the first results noted.
Should I continue to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel after 90 days?
If you are still progressing at 90 days, continue to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel until you are no longer seeing improvement.
When can I start to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel after surgery?
You can start to apply SilDerm™ Scar Gel after the stitches have been removed and the wound is closed.
Is SilDerm™ Scar Gel effective on all skin types?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel is effective on all skin types and colours.
Will SilDerm™ Scar Gel harm my hair?
SilDerm™ Scar Gel will not harm your hair. There is no effect from SilDerm™ Scar Gel on hair.
What is the difference between silicone gel sheets and SilDerm™ Scar Gel?
This ultra-thin waterproof sheet increases the hydration of the stratum corneum but also allows the skin underneath to breathe. The thinner the layer, the more durable the material will be and the better the breathability. If SilDerm™ Scar Gel is applied too thick then this reaction will take too long and the gel will remain sticky.