The physicians at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center offer bioCorneum® scar treatment for patients in Raleigh, Cary and the surrounding areas of North Carolina.
What is bioCorneum®?
BioCorneum® is an advanced silicone gel that is a proven method for treating scars from post-operative procedures. Not only does this topical solution prove effective at improving a scars cosmetic appearance, it also allows scars to undergo the natural physiological healing process that must take place. The only FDA-cleared treatment of its kind, bioCorneum® also contains SPF 30, which keeps the skin from suffering damage caused by the suns harmful ultraviolet rays during the healing process.
Why Should I Use bioCorneum®?
While scars often remain covered following surgical procedures, it is extremely important that other measures are taken once bandages or surgical tapes are removed. Scars, especially fresh ones, are highly susceptible to harmful damage caused by the sun, which can result in color changes to the skin (redness or dark brown pigmentation). Hydrating the treated region, bioCorneum® assists in smoothing, softening and fading scars while relieving any pain or itching.
How Should bioCorneum® Be Applied?
For most effective results, a thin layer of bioCorneum® should be applied to the scarred region twice daily (it is vital for the gel to remain in contact with the area 24 hours a day). The gel will dry within minutes and the scar will benefit from a protective silicone barrier, one that is both flexible and waterproof. It is recommended that new scars be treated with bioCorneum® for 60 to 90 days, while older scars should receive treatment for at least 90 days.
How Much Does bioCorneum® Cost?
Pricing for bioCorneum® will depend on the amount necessary for your treatment. If you are a resident of Raleigh, Cary and the surrounding areas of North Carolina, call today to discuss if bioCorneum® is right for you.