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.
[frequently asked questions]
How do I clean the affected area before re-applying Kelo-cote?
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.
Will Kelo-cote® help heal older scars, or just new scars?
Kelo-cote® may help improve the appearance of older scars as well as newer scars.
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 Kelo-cote® after 90 days?
If you are still progressing at 90 days, continue to apply Kelo-cote® until you are no longer seeing improvement.
When can I start to apply Kelo-cote® after surgery?
You can start to apply Kelo-cote® after the stitches have been removed and the wound is closed.
Is Kelo-cote® effective on all skin types?
Kelo-cote® is effective on all skin types and colors.
What is the difference between silicone gel sheets and Kelo-cote®?
It is suggested by several studies that silicone gel sheets have been proven to work due to their semi-occlusive nature. Kelo-cote® works in the same way as other silicone gel sheets, however its unique formulation ensures that on application, an ultra thin layer of silicone binds to the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) forming a durable sheet.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 Kelo-cote® is applied too thick then this reaction will take too long and the gel will remain sticky.Because Kelo-cote® binds to the stratum corneum, the contact time of the silicon gel is maximized. Coupled with the ease of application, this ensures much greater patient compliance to the therapy.
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
You can also purchase Kelo-cote® Gel and Spray online at Towers Pharmacy.
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.