KELO-COTE UV Gel treatment scars with sunscreen
Kelo-cote® UV is used to prevent and treat hypertrophic scars and keloids while protecting them from the sun.
There are 2 types of abnormal scars:
Hypertrophic scars are characterized by excessive production of fibrous tissue. These scars are favored by the formation of an excess fleshy bud induced by the persistence of a local infection or foreign bodies. Keloid is a form of hypertrophic cutaneous scar that is the result of an abnormal maturation of collagen. It consists only of type III collagen unlike the normal scars made of type I collagen. Some factors predispose to keloid scars like: pigmented skins, foreign bodies, certain zones (shoulders, décolleté) ...
Pigmented or depigmented scars . Pigmented, brown scars are more common in people with colored skin, or on the contrary depigmented, lighter.
Description of Kelo-cote UV gel
Kelo-cote® UV is a patented silicone gel for the prevention and treatment of hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Kelo-cote® UV is convenient to use and is well tolerated.
Kelo-cote® UV is a Class I medical device.
Quantity needed to treat and protect from the sun a scar 7.5 cm to 10 cm long
Why are UV rays to be avoided during wound healing?
The solar radiation consists of a series of electromagnetic radiations of different wavelengths. The shorter the wavelengths of the solar ray, the more energy they have and the more harmful they are. The infra-red thus have a role of warming and the ultraviolet (UV) a role of aggression.
Normal skin should be protected by sunscreen. UVBs stop at the epidermis (vitamin D) and are responsible for sunburn. UVA penetrates to the dermis and causes the collagen and elastic fibers to deteriorate.
An altered skin in the epidermis and the dermis is devoid of its natural defenses and must be doubly protected.
Use of Kelo-Cote UV gel
Apply Kelo-cote® UV thinly on the clean scar and dry 30 minutes before sun exposure twice a day
Allow to dry for 4 to 5 minutes
Remove excess if product has not dried
Recommended treatment time: 2 to 3 months
Seek medical advice before use in children under 6 months of age. Exposure to the sun is to be avoided especially for children under 3 years of age and people who have benefited from epidermal cultures.
Composition of Kelo-cote UV gel
Kelo-cote® UV is a patented formula composed of polysiloxanes, silicon dioxide and high protection sunscreens (SPF 30).
Precaution of use of Kelo-cote UV gel
Transparent and odorless gel
Dries spontaneously in 4 to 5 minutes
Once dry, can be covered with cosmetics, makeup or sunscreen
Easy to use and painless
Can be used on old or recent hypertrophic and keloid scars
Ideal for irregular surfaces, face, joints or bending folds
No need to shave or epilate area before application
Direct and continuous contact with the skin for effective treatment of existing scars
Can be used alone or in combination with other therapies
Suitable for children and people with sensitive skin
No maceration effect, does not block perspiration
Presentation of Kelo-cote UV gel
Our expert pharmacy advice for Kelo-cote UV gel
Keep regular physical activity and drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day (mineralized water).
Avoid industrial fruit juices, sodas and other sugary drinks.
Protect your eyes from projections, trauma, light and radiation by wearing goggles.
Increase your intake of dried fruits, unroasted and unsalted oilseeds, blue fish in cold seas (by checking their origin!), Shellfish, crustaceans, pulses, cereals, fruits and vegetables in general.
Ensure regular intake but no excess of calcium-rich dairy products: dry cheeses, yogurts, fresh cheeses.