Last week, a customer of ours who had been using our Portico Scar Gel came in to rave about how his scar was shrinking. Needless to say, we were thrilled! But it was proof to us once again that scar gel can help minimize those scars we all just put up with. For this particular customer, the scar he had on his heel would rub against his ski boot and cause sometimes discomfort, sometimes downright pain. We were glad we could help in this instance and are always looking for more opportunities to be of service!
We wanted to share with you a little more about what helps make Portico Scar Gels so effective, so here are a couple of case descriptions to help you make the choice about whether or not scar gels are right for you.
PracaSil-Plus, a proprietary anhydrous silicone base, was applied topically on ankle scars (old & new) and an overall improvement of both ankle scars was observed in a very short period of time.
Case Description (1):
A type 1 diabetic 57-year-old woman fractured her ankle during a ski accident in March 2009. The patient underwent three reconstructive surgeries between 2009 and 2012, which resulted in three ankle scars. After the application of different products, the patient was still unsatisfied with the resulting unaesthetic scars. In April 2013, it was suggested the patient apply PracaSil-Plus twice daily on the old scars. Figures 1 and 2 (below) show the overall appearance of one of the patient’s old scars, before (left) and one week after (right) the application of PracaSil-Plus.
In only one week I had incredible improvements in the overall appearance of my scars. The thickness almost completely disappeared, the dark color faded and the skin softened. I am very impressed with the results obtained.
Case Description (2):
A 50-year-old woman diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans of the right talus went in for osteochondral allograft surgery, for the second time, in March 2013. The patient was advised to wait 10 days, following the removal of the stitches, before applying any topical scar treatments. After this period, the patient initiated treatment with (only) PracaSil-Plus twice daily for two weeks, lightly massaging into and around the scar area. Figures 3 and 4 (below) show the overall appearance of the patient’s new scar, before (left) and two weeks after (right) the application of PracaSil-Plus.
The results have been fantastic. The scar is very smooth and it has reduced in size over time. At the end of two weeks, the scar was considerably flattened and wearing a sock did not irritate the area.
Download the complete PDF detailing the results of this study.