Looking After Your Burn Scar

Some burns can leave you with a scar for the rest of your life. There are some things you can do during the healing process to help minimise the appearance of your burn scar:

  • While the skin heals, keep the area clean and don’t apply any creams or greasy substances.*

  • Don’t burst any blisters as this can lead to infection.*

  • You should try to avoid exposing the damaged skin to direct sunlight as this may cause it to blister. It’s especially sensitive during the first year after the injury.*

  • Your healthcare professional will advise you about the best way to care for your burn.*

  • After your burn has healed you can apply a silicone treatment such as KELO-COTE® Spray. The spray formulation can be applied to the scar without rubbing or touching.

KELO-COTE® Scar Treatment

KELO-COTE® is an advanced formula silicone treatment for the management and prevention of hypertrophic and keloid scars. It 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. KELO-COTE® can be used on old and new scars. The recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 90 days.

Caring for your Burn Scar

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    Download Our Free Guide to Caring for your Burn Scar

    Find out how to treat your scar with our free, easy-to-read downloadable booklet.

How KELO-COTE® works

KELO-COTE® Benefits

soften flatten scars

Helps soften and flatten raised scars

reduces redness

Helps reduce redness, relieves itching and discomfort

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

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Transparent and odourless (non-UV products)

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Waterproof and flexible

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Suitable for sensitive skin (non-UV products)

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Clinically proven

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Can be used under make up

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

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For scars up to 4 years old

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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.

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

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

FAQs

  • 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?

    The recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 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.

Stockists

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

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