Kelo-cote®

Summary

[the results]

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The Clinician’s Choice
Kelo-cote® is a patented topical silicone gel recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and burns specialists for prevention and reduction of unsightly scars.
Kelo-cote® significantly prevents hypertrophic and keloid scar development. It is ideal for use on children and people with sensitive skin. 
Over 97% of Kelo-cote® in Australia is sold directly to specialists, mostly plastic surgeons or hospitals. We believe this is because of our evidence of efficacy, tolerability and patient feedback.
Sebastian et al. concluded that Kelo-cote® silicone gel is easier to use than other silicone gel sheets and enhances patient compliance and the prospect of an aesthetically acceptable scar.[1]
[1] Sebastian et al.

[the clinician’s choice]

Kelo-cote® is a patented topical silicone gel recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and burns specialists for prevention and reduction of unsightly scars.

Kelo-cote® significantly prevents hypertrophic and keloid scar development. It is ideal for use on children and people with sensitive skin. 

Over 97% of Kelo-cote® in Australia is sold directly to specialists, mostly plastic surgeons or hospitals. We believe this is because of our evidence of efficacy, tolerability and patient feedback.

Sebastian et al. concluded that Kelo-cote® silicone gel is easier to use than other silicone gel sheets and enhances patient compliance and the prospect of an aesthetically acceptable scar.1

[kelo-cote® vs. other silicone gel sheets]

Studies have proven that silicone gel sheets work. Kelo-cote® works in the same way as other silicone gel sheets, however its unique formulation ensures that on application, an ultra thin layer of silicone binds to the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) forming a durable membrane.

This ultra thin waterproof sheet increases the hydration of the stratum corneum but also allows the skin underneath to breathe. The thinner the layer, the more durable the material will be and the better the breathability.

Because Kelo-cote® binds to the stratum corneum, the contact time of the silicon gel is maximized. Coupled with the ease of application, this ensures much greater patient compliance to the therapy. Kelo-cote® has no such reports of maceration, pruritus or localized infection issues, while conventional silicone sheets do.2

[the efficacy of silicone in kelo-cote®]

Not all silicones are the same. “Silicone” actually is a general term that refers to a family of compounds. There are many scar products such as gels, creams, ointments, oils and lotions. Some may even contain one type or another of silicone. Some are regulated as “cosmetics,” but nonetheless deem they have the efficacy of Kelo-cote®.

Even containing “silicone” compounds does not prove clinical equivalence with Kelo-cote®’s patented formula, which is supported by extensive peer-reviewed evidence. Signorini states that the Kelo-cote® formulation could be “the most recommendable agent for scar treatment, especially in visible areas.”3

[how kelo-cote® works]

Kelo-cote® rapidly dries to form a custom fitted silicone sheet (this silicone gel sheet layer is gas permeable, flexible and waterproof). It forms a protective barrier against chemical, physical and microbial invasion of the scar site while assisting with hydration. This creates an environment that allows the scar to mature through normalized collagen synthesis cycles, and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.

[extensive evidence]

The largest study of Kelo-cote® involved 1522 people and produced the following results4: 

Tolerability

Evaluation of tolerability

Efficacy

Efficacy of Kelo-cote

Physician and patient satisfaction 

Efficacy of contentment after treatment with Kelo-cote

[ordering information]

Clinicians please call 1300 362 534 or email customer@medigroup.com.au.

Your patients may find www.kelocote.com.au a convenient place for more information. They can buy Kelo-cote online from www.medigroupstore.com.au.

Television segment: Kelo-cote on Today Tonight

[references]

1 Sebastian G et al, Efficacy and Tolerability of a Novel Silicone Gel for Scar Treatment. Dermatol 2004; 30: 450.

2,3 Signorini M, Clementoni MT. Clinical Evaluation of a New Self-Drying Silicone Gel in the Prevention of Hypertrophy in New Scars: A Preliminary Report. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2007; 31: 183-187.

4

Sepehrmanesh M. Scar Management: Observational study of 1522. Komp Dermatologie 2006;1:30–32.

Kelo-cote®

How to Use

[how to use]

1. Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry.

2. Apply Kelo-cote® to the area as a very thin layer and allow to dry.

3. Apply Kelo-cote® twice daily.

For maximum effect, Kelo-cote® Gel should have 24 hour contact with the skin.

Once dry, Kelo-cote® can be covered with pressure garments, sun block or cosmetics.

If Kelo-cote® has not dried within 4–5 minutes, you have probably used too much. Gently remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue.

 

[frequently asked questions]

What is Kelo-cote® made of?

On what types of scars is Kelo-cote® effective?

Does Kelo-cote® work on keloid and hypertrophic scars?

Is Kelo-cote® suitable to use on children?

Will Kelo-cote® help heal older scars, or just new scars?

How long should Kelo-cote® be used for?

How long will it take to see results?

When can my patient start to apply Kelo-cote® after surgery?

Is Kelo-cote® effective on all skin types?

[references]

1. Fulton JE. Dermatol Surg 1995; 21: 947-951

2. Quinn KJ. Et al. Burns 1985; 12:102-108

3. Sebastian G et al. Akt. Dermatol 2004; Bd. 30:450

4. Signorini M, Clementoni MT. Aesth Plast Surg 2007;31: 183-187

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Kelo-cote®


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Medigroup Australia Kelo-cote® stockists

 

You can also purchase Kelo-cote® Gel and Spray online at Towers Pharmacy.

To order, please contact us or find the nearest stockist.

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