The dual mode of action helps to prevent excessive scar formulation by protecting, occluding and hydrating during the scar formulation process, thus helping to make the skin softer, smoother and more elastic. The patch can also be applied to flatten, fade, and smooth existing scars.
Reduces the appearance of old and new scars. 21 patches (12cm x 3 cm) provides 3 weeks of treatment for a large, post-surgical scar. For smaller scars, the patch may be cut to size.
Application: The hypoallergenic patch is soft, this and flexible and suitable for all parts of the body. For best results treatment should be started as soon as the wound healing is complete or the stitches are removed. Do not use on open wounds or mucous.
Direction: Thoroughly wash and dry the scar area. Make sure that the wound is completely closed and the skin is intact. Open the package and remove the Mederma patch. Peel off the transparent backing of the adhesive side of the patch. Avoid touching the adhesive surface before application.
Apply the patch so that the scar is completely covered. For a smaller scar, the patch may be cut to size using clean scissors. Cut before peeling off the transparent backing. For large scars, apply patches side by side. Keep patch in place for a minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 12 hours overnight might be the best choice for optimal results; when the skin’s natural regeneration process is particularly active. Remove the patch in the morning and discard; patch is not reusable. For best results, apply a new patch daily for a minimum of 3 months.
Cautions: Do not use if you are sensitive to Acrylate, Cepalin or Allantoin. Do not use on open wounds, or wounds with surgical sutures. Do not use on or near mucosal tissue. Do not use on inflamed skin. Do not use if you are sensitive to Acrylate, Cepalin or Allantoin. If persistent discomfort of skin irritation, e.g. erythema (redness), contact dermatitis or pruritus (itching) occurs, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist or any other physician. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use the patch after the expiry date. If the patch is cut to size, the unused part must be used within 14 days. Do not use in children below the age of 3 years.
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