How do I use my Portico Scar Gel?

Instructions and Directions for Use 

  • Only apply Portico Scar Gel to closed scars. Do not apply to open wounds.
  • Clean intended application area with mild soap and water.  Dry area thoroughly before applying.
  • Apply an even layer of gel, and gently massage the gel into scar twice daily.
  • Duration of treatment will vary based upon severity, age, and size of your scar.  Consult with your physician for length of product use.
  • If the scar area will be exposed to sunlight, take care to apply adequate sunscreen or cover with clothing. The sun may promote scar discoloration and formation.
  • To avoid irritation, do not let this medication come into contact with your eyes, nose, groin area, or mouth. If you do get the medication in these areas unintentionally, flush the area with cool water for 15 minutes. 
  • Medication should be stored at room temperature from 70 t o 77 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 25 degrees Celsius) in a tightly closed container. Avoid exposing medication to extreme heat, cold, moisture, and direct sun or bright light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit is acceptable during travel or other situations. 

Side Effects 

Incidence of adverse effects while using these topical agents is rare.  Most common side effects include redness, irritation, or burning at the application site.  Some may experience increased sensitivity to sunlight at the application site.  

If you experience increased swelling, itching, or scar discoloration, discontinue use of Portico Scar Gel, and contact your physician. 

Precautions 

Before using these medications, inform your physician and pharmacist of your complete medical history, allergies to food and medications, and all prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.  If you have a history of adrenal problems, sensitivity to corticosteroids, or liver problems, consult your physician. 

Contraindications               

Due to limited systemic absorption, true contraindications to these scar care products are uncommon. Do NOT USE PRODUCT IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, SUSPECT YOU ARE PREGNANT, BREAST FEEDING OR WILL BE BREAST FEEDING. This will minimize any potential risks to your baby through placental transference, breast milk, or direct transference of topical gel to the baby. Inform your physician or pharmacist if you have ever experienced an anaphylactic or allergic reaction to any component of this formulation, corticosteroids, or amide type local anesthetics. 

Questions 

Contact Portico Pharmacy Monday through Friday between 9 am and 7 pm Mountain Time at 855-899-7258.