Kelo-cote® is a patented topical silicone gel for the management and prevention of abnormal scars in the form of hypertrophic scars and keloids.
“[Kelo-Cote® formulation] is appealing because no fixation is required; it is invisible when dry; and sun blocks, makeup, or both can be applied in combination. These features suggest that [Kelo-Cote® formulation] could currently be the most recommendable agent for scar treatment, especially in visible areas.”
Silicone is the clinical gold standard for scar treatment and scar prevention having demonstrated clinical efficacy over all other forms of topical treatments and is recommended by the “International Advisory Panel on Scar Management” as the first line therapy for these types of scars:
[Why Kelo-cote® remains a gold standard for scars]
How to Use
[how to use]
Spread the Kelo-cote® gel in a thin layer over the scar. Allow to dry (dry to touch) before applying sun-screen, moisturiser or makeup as per your normal skincare regime.
Specifically developed for the treatment and prevention of painful, sensitive and widespread scars. Its unique delivery system allows Kelo-cote® Spray, a lightweight, self-drying silicone gel, to be applied without rubbing or touching.
Allergy to silicone
[frequently asked questions]
The skin is the outer covering of the body comprised of three layers, the protective layer (epidermis), the thicker middle layer which contains support structures such as blood vessels, nerves, sweat glands and hair follicles (dermis), and an inner layer that contains larger blood vessels and fatty tissue (subcutaneous).
The skin is the largest organ of the body and comprises approximately 15% of total body weight. It protects the body from infection, radiation from the sun and exhales gasses produced by the normal function of the body. It prevents excessive water loss, helps regulate body temperature (as it is gas-permeable) and protects the internal organs.
Kelo-cote® is a patented proprietary formula containing bio-inert and bio-compatible silicone compounds, namely polysiloxane, silicone dioxide and non-volatile silicone components. It is therefore intended for the use on children or people with sensitive skin.
Kelo-cote® rapidly dries to form a sheet; this silicone gel sheet layer is gas permeable, flexible and waterproof. Kelo-cote® 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 which allows the scar to mature through normalized collagen synthesis cycles, and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.
When using Kelo-cote®, 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.
If Kelo-cote® has not dried within 4–5 minutes, you have probably used too much. Gently remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue.
Kelo-cote® Advanced Formula Scar Gel is intended for the management of old and new hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma, wounds and burns.
Kelo-cote® has also been successfully used for atrophic scars/scars resulting from acne, chickenpox and stretchmarks.
Kelo-cote® is suitable for use on children and people with sensitive skin.
Keloid scars are thick, rounded, irregular clusters of scar tissue that extend beyond the original wound. Keloids may occur at any age, but tend to develop more readily in younger individuals and in darker-skinned people. They often appear red or darker in colour when compared with the surrounding skin. Keloids may not develop for many months after injury, and can worsen during pregnancy.
Hypertrophic scars are usually red, thick and elevated and can be itchy or painful. The growth of hypertrophic scars is confined to the boundaries of the original wound, and usually develops in the weeks after the trauma (linear hypertrophic scar) or burn injury (widespread hypertrophic scar). These scars may improve naturally; the process can take up to a year or more.
Kelo-cote® has become the treatment of choice for post laser use and is especially effective in the reduction and elimination of erythema (redness) associated with dermatological laser procedures. Kelo-cote® must not be used on broken skin.
In several medical studies Kelo-cote® has been proven to flatten, soften, smooth and dramatically improve the discoloration noted with these types of aggressive scars.
Kelo-cote has all the benefits of silicone sheets without the problems. Tape allergies, difficulty of use, and the potential for bacteria growth between the sheet and the skin are all problems inherent with sheeting
Yes, Kelo-cote® is completely bio-compatible and is intended for the use for both, children and people with sensitive skin.
There have been no side effects observed with the proper use of Kelo-cote®. The ingredients in Kelo-cote® are completely compatible with human biology.
No, Kelo-cote® is 100% odor free.
Kelo-cote® is for external use only. Direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes, third degree burns and open wounds should be avoided. Kelo-cote® should not be used on dermatological conditions that disrupt the integrity of the skin.
Kelo-cote® has been used effectively for the treatment of scars resulting from acne and chickenpox. However, Kelo-cote® is not indicated for the use on active acne or broken skin.
The Kelo-cote layer will dissipate as your skin cells naturally exfoliate, approximately in 24 hours. If necessary, gently washing with soap and water should remove any remainder. It is not necessary to remove the entire Kelo-cote layer prior to re-application.
Kelo-cote can help heal older scars as well as newer scars. Best results will occur when there is still healing taking place. Signs of healing include redness, itching, irritation, and continuing growth of the scar. If any of these signs are present, regardless of the age of the scar, Kelo-cote can improve the appearance of the scar.
Unfortunately Kelo-cote can not address indented scars because there is simply no tissue to work with. Kelo-cote is, however, very helpful in obtaining a good healing result after dermabrasion, chemical peel or laser treatment.
If an infection is present, have it treated prior to beginning your Kelo-cote treatment. Do not apply any other product underneath Kelo-cote. Applying medications on top of Kelo-cote will have no effect because, by design, it will not be able to pass through the Kelo-cote membrane.
When your Kelo-cote is dry to the touch, it is "completely" dry.
Kelo-cote does not expire as long as you store it with the lid on.
Yes. Keloid can be very stubborn and usually return if surgically removed. Kelo-cote can help soften and flatten existing keloids, reduce the redness or discoloration associated with them and minimize any itching or irritation you are experiencing. If used post-surgery, Kelo-cote can help prevent keloids from forming or returning.
Yes. Kelo-cote addresses all types of skin damage, including burns.
Although we have not conducted any clinical research on treating acne scars, anecdotal evidence supports reduction of acne with the use of Kelo-cote because it acts as a barrier to bacteria. If the scarring is raised and/or red, Kelo-cote can help by reducing the redness, itchiness and irritation as well as softening and flattening the raised portion. If the scarring is pitted or depressed, Kelo-cote alone cannot help. Dermabrasion or laser treatment followed by Kelo-cote during the healing process is the best treatment for this type of scar.
90 days is the recommended initial treatment period. Depending upon the scar's condition and age, treatment could be a bit shorter or longer.
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.
If you are still progressing at 90 days, continue to apply Kelo-cote until you are no longer seeing improvement.
You can start to apply Kelo-cote after the any stitches have been removed and the wound is no longer bleeding.
We are unable to provide samples directly to patients. All samples must be obtained through your physician.
Kelo-cote is safe to use during pregancy for both mother and unborn child.
There are no known allergies to Kelo-cote, either remote/distant or on site. Kelo-cote is an inert biocompatible non-transdermal polymer. We have completed sensitivity and acute toxicity testing on Kelo-cote with no noted reactions.
Kelo-cote is highly effective on raised and/or reddish colored scars regardless of their age. It will help to soften and flatten raised scars and reduce any redness or discoloration associated with them. It will also reduce any itching or irritation you may still be experiencing.
Kelo-cote is effective on all types of skin, no matter what color or shade.
We have not done any clinical trials for the treatment of enlarged facial pores, but Kelo-cote would definitely keep bacteria out of the pores, which may help improve their condition.
No. Kelo-cote addresses external skin damage only.
There is no need to use tape over Kelo-cote. If the scar is on an area of the body that may get bumped and scraped, cover it with gauze or a silicone pad.
Yes. Kelo-cote can help to restore insect bites to normal color and reduce or eliminate the itching.
Yes. Kelo-cote does not enter the bloodstream. It simply adheres to the surface of the skin, blocking potentially harmful bacteria.
Kelo-cote acts as a barrier to bacteria. It is the body's reaction to bacteria that causes the darkness/redness as it sends more blood (white blood cells) to the damaged site. When bacteria no longer penetrates the scar, the extra white blood cells are not needed and the color returns to normal.
Yes. Kelo-cote goes through an evaporation process during the drying phase which may cause the eyes to sting temporarily. This stinging will cause no harm.
If Kelo-cote enters the eyes it will cause some stinging but will do no harm. Your eyes will flush themselves out over a short period of time. Eye drops may help alleviate the stinging.
As with acne and facial pores, we have no completed research on stretch mark effectiveness.
Kelo-cote will not harm your hair. There is no effect, either negative or positive, from Kelo-cote on hair.
Kelo-cote can safely be used on the lips, but not inside the mouth. Kelo-cote may need to be applied more frequently when used on the lips.
Sizes and Codes
||6gm||Sufficient to provide 60-90 days of therapy for a 5-7.5 linear scar. Suitable for hands, mohs surgery, cleft lip repair and blepharoplasty.||KCG6|
Sufficient to provide 60-90 days of therapy for a 10-17.5 linear scar. Suitable for breast augmentation, face lift and brow lift.
|60gm||Sufficient to provide 60-90 days of therapy for a 50-70cm linear scar or a 12 x 15cm scar. Suitable for Hysterectomy, Orthopedic Surgery, Abdominoplasty.||KCG60|
|Spray||50ml||Sufficient to provide 60-90 days of therapy for a 7.5 x 12.5 cm scar. Suitable for C-Section, Breast Reduction, Burns.
|100ml||Sufficient to provide 60-90 days of therapy for a 12 x 12 cm scar. Suitable for Post Bariatric, Brachioplasty, Burns
Don't know which one to get for your scar? Try the Kelocote® Advisor tool!
You can also purchase Kelo-cote® Gel and Spray online at Towers Pharmacy.
[order form & price list]
Self-drying Silicone Spray and hypertrophic scarring in burned skin - RCT Kelo-cote vs Silicone sheeting
Scar Management: Observational study of 1522 patients - New and Old Scars
Have questions? Please see our FAQ section under the How to Use tab.