The effectiveness of silicone gel is well documented in clinical trials. The mechanism of action is unknown.
• Scars less than 12 months
Injections of steroid into the scar reduce the production of collagen making scars flatter and less painful. This often needs to be repeated to maximize the benefits.
• Hypertrophic Scars (raised, red, itchy)
• Keloid scars
A Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other in shape and colour
B Border: Edges are ragged, altered or blurred
C Colour: Different colours within the mole
D Diameter: A mole that has grown or is larger than 6mm
E Elevation: A mole that has become raised