Looking After Your Raised Acne Scars

Acne is extremely common, affecting around 80% of adolescents and young adults. Mainly occurring on the face, chest and back, 14% of people are then also left with red, raised scars. However, there are some things you can do to help prevent and treat your raised acne scar:

  • Keep your scars clean. Wash the area under running tap water, saline (a salt water solution) or use an alcohol-free wipe.

  • 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®’s advanced formula to healed skin will help reduce redness and helps flatten, soften and smooth raised acne scars.

KELO-COTE® Scar Treatment for Raised Acne Scars

A clinically-proven, advanced formula silicone treatment designed to help soften, flatten and smooth raised acne scars and prevent abnormal scars from forming.

Considered as a gold standard in scar management, recommended by plastic surgeons, KELO-COTE® helps maintain the moisture balance and elasticity of your skin. In addition, it helps to reduce discolouration and redness as well as itching and discomfort.

KELO-COTE® can be used on old* and new scars. The recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 90 days and you can even use it under makeup.

*up to four years

KELO-COTE® Benefits

soften flatten scars

Helps soften and flatten raised scars

reduces redness

Helps reduce redness, relieves itching and discomfort

children adults

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


Transparent and odourless (non-UV products)


Waterproof and flexible

Kelo-Cote sensitive skin icon

Suitable for sensitive skin (non-UV products)

clinically proven

Clinically proven

under make up

Can be used under make up

24hr protection

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

Old new scars

For scars up to 4 years old


UV sun protection with SPF 30 (UV gel only)


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can I apply make-up over KELO-COTE®?

    Yes, but ensure it has dried first.


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

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