Looking After Your Cosmetic Surgery Scar

Cosmetic surgery may leave you feeling great, but if you’re concerned about the remaining scar, there are some things you can do during the healing process to help improve the appearance of your scar:

  • Massaging your scar is an important part of your treatment regime. Remember to do a ‘dry massage’ before applying any moisturiser or silicone gel.

  • Avoid too much exposure to the sun. Scar tissue is very sensitive, this makes it very easy for scars to get sunburnt.

  • Extremes of temperature can make itchy scars worse, particularly heat so avoid very hot baths or showers.

  • Applying a silicone gel such as KELO-COTE® advanced formula to a healed scar will help flatten, soften and smooth raised scars.

KELO-COTE® Scar Treatment

A clinically-proven, advanced formula silicone treatment designed to help improve the appearance of cosmetic surgery scars and prevent abnormal scars forming.

A gold standard scar treatment used by healthcare professionals, including cosmetic surgeons, KELO-COTE® helps soften, flatten and smooth raised scars whilst maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the skin. It also helps to reduce discolouration and redness whilst relieving the itching, discomfort and pain associated with scars. You can even use it under makeup.

Caring For Your Cosmetic Surgery Scar

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KELO-COTE® Benefits


Helps soften and flatten raised scars


Helps reduce redness, relieves itching and discomfort


Suitable for adults and children (Gel & UV 3 months+, Spray 12 months+)


Transparent and odourless (non-UV products)


Waterproof and flexible


Suitable for sensitive skin (non-UV products)


Clinically proven


Can be used under make up


Day and night protection and treatment (with twice daily application)’


For scars up to 4 years old


UV sun protection with SPF 30 (UV gel only)

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Our easy to use, fast drying gel helps soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness.


All the benefits of our standard gel but with added UV protection to help protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun.


Our spray is convenient for use on large scars and hard to reach areas.


  • How soon can I use KELO-COTE® after injury?

    It is best to use KELO-COTE® after the wound has healed and there are no scabs remaining, or after your sutures are removed. With burns you need to wait until the skin has healed over.

  • Can I use it on old scars as well?

    Yes, you can use it on both old scars up to 4 years’ old and new scars.

  • Is KELO-COTE® waterproof?

    Yes, KELO-COTE® is waterproof.

  • Do I need to wash my scar before or after using KELO-COTE®?

    Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying KELO-COTE.

    After your stitches, clips and dressings have been removed you should be able to wash normally.

  • Will people notice KELO-COTE® on my skin?

    KELO-COTE® spray and gel are colourless and invisible when dry. KELO-COTE® UV is slightly cloudy due to the inclusion of the UV filters.

  • Will KELO-COTE® make my scar disappear?

    KELO-COTE® advanced formula is designed to improve the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar. We cannot guarantee that it will make your scar disappear completely.

  • Is KELO-COTE® suitable for children?

    Yes, KELO-COTE® is suitable for use on children from 3 months of age (Gel & UV 3 months+, Spray 12 months+).

  • How long do I need to use KELO-COTE® for to see an improvement?

    The recommended minimum treatment time for KELO-COTE® is 60 to 90 days. If you continue to see improvement at the end of the 90 days you can continue treating your scar. For older scars it is likely that you will need to continue for longer than 90 days.

  • Does KELO-COTE® offer sun protection for my scar?

    KELO-COTE® Scar Gel UV has added SPF 30 to help protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun. It is important to reapply sun protection to the scar.


You can buy KELO-COTE® direct from online stores including Amazon and many high street pharmacists.

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