Silagen®: Your Ultimate Scar Treatment
If you’ve considered a plastic surgery procedure, you know that scarring is a part of the process. However, Silagen is a comprehensive, medical-grade line of silicone scar treatments that are designed to be an integral part of your recovery period. Dr. Trupiano now offers Silagen products to patients looking for excellent results without the scarring, and here’s what you should know about what Silagen Gel + SPF30 can do for you.
How Does Silicone Treat Scars?
Scars are the result of too much abnormal collagen production, whether after an injury or surgery. This occurs because the affected skin experiences trans-epidermal water loss, leading to an over-production in collagen. The silicone that is applied to the scar seals in moisture and prevents it from being lost, regulating the skin’s production of collagen and scar formation.
Although this method can require use over 2-3 months, it’s a highly effective way of managing to scar without additional expensive cosmetic treatments.
Why Choose Silagen Gel + SPF30?
As addressed above, silicone is one of the most effective ways to treat new scarring after a procedure. However, this silicone gel contains sun protection factor (zinc oxide), granting additional protection to the recovering skin. UV damage can be one of the biggest contributing factors to causing hyperpigmentation in scars, as well as drying out the skin, causing additional collagen production. Silagen Gel + SPF30 also provides superior feel over other silicone products, which are notoriously sticky or greasy, with the tendency to stain clothing. Silagen’s silicone gels are 100% medical-grade, non-comedogenic, odorless, and dry to a comfortable, matte finish.
What Is It Ideal For?
Along with reducing scarring, Silagen products are ideal for reducing bruising, swelling, pain, and promoting recovery. This makes it a must-have accompaniment for most cosmetic procedures, including:
- Fat transfer
- Dermal Filler & Botox injections
- Laser, Ultrasound, and RF treatments
Interested in seeing what Silagen Gel + SPF30 can do for you? Silagen products are physician-exclusive, meaning you can visit our office and speak with our skincare professionals to see Silagen’s wide line of sheeting, strips, and shapes as part of your silicone scar treatment.
How to Maintain Your Tummy Tuck Results
If you consider your tummy tuck to be an investment in your confidence, then it’s important to make sure you maintain your results in the long run. A tummy tuck can be a great way to surgically rejuvenate the abdominal area both cosmetically and medically, so you should be sure to take certain steps to maintain your new form and function– and to make sure you don’t need another procedure. Here are a few important ones to follow.
Follow your recovery steps
One of the first things that can affect your results is your recovery process. Your plastic surgeon will give you a list of care steps to follow during that time, and it’s important to follow them as closely as possible in order to minimize the risk of complication and ensure you get the most out of your results. This might include properly managing any drains, dressings, or compression garments in the ways that you’re instructed. You’ll also need to rest and recover according to your plastic surgeon’s instructions so that your body can heal quickly and efficiently.
Live a healthy lifestyle
Although diet and exercise are very important to your overall health, it’s especially important in making sure that any fat that was removed during your procedure stays away. Fat around the stomach can be notoriously difficult to get rid of, so you should be sure to take preventative steps with a lifestyle change that benefits your body. This can include living an active lifestyle that reduces sedentary time outside of your exercise plan, as well as cutting out certain foods. This can be a big step, so establishing these habits even before your procedure can give you an advantage.
Consider your pregnancy plans
For female patients, your plastic surgeon is guaranteed to ask you about your plans for children, since this can greatly affect your results. In fact, pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most popular reasons that women seek out tummy tuck procedures in the first place, since it can have great medical benefits. If you’re planning to become pregnant, your plastic surgeon may recommend you postpone your tummy tuck surgery until after childbirth so that you don’t require another procedure to repair the toll that pregnancy and childbirth can take on your abdominal area.
If you’re interested in learning more about what a tummy tuck procedure can do for you, contact our office in Troy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trupiano who can discuss your options and create a unique treatment plan for your goals.