SiO skin therapy (SiO) is a self-adhesive silicone gel sheeting used to prevent or reduce hypertrophic scars and keloids. The sheets are reusable, lightweight, flexible, and durable.
SiO is intended for the prevention or reduction of new or old hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from any type of injury to the skin that may cause a scar to form.
Step 1: Remove SiO from the package.
Step 2: Ensure SiO completely covers the scar. For proper coverage, we recommend not altering the product’s size; but if necessary, use sharp scissors to trim the product and allow for a minimum of 1/2” area around the entire scar. More area helps the product stay in place. Store the remaining gel sheet in a dry place, like the package the SiO came in.
Step 3: Remove the backing from the product taking care not to overly stretch the material. Apply SiO sticky-side down to the scar and gently smooth it with your fingers.
**Helpful hint—for a larger area, remove a small portion of backing, apply SiO to the scar and then peel off remaining backing while applying little by little along the scar.**
Step 4: Wear SiO for 12 hours for the first day and then gradually increase to as much as 23 hours a day.
Step 5: Remove and clean both sides of SiO at least once per day with warm water and plain soap (no moisturizer or detergent).
Step 6: Place the SiO on a clean surface and allow to dry prior to re-application.
**Helpful hint—order a 2nd SiO sheet to wear while the first sheet is drying.**
SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS:
Patients with known sensitivities to silicone should not wear SiO. With any topical material applied directly to the skin’s surface, some type of reaction is possible. If a reaction does occur, stop using the product until your skin has returned to normal. This may be due to a sweat rash. Good daily hygiene and cleaning of the product will help to aid in the prevention of a rash from occurring. If you have sensitive skin, decrease usage, then increase usage time until a comfortable maximum has been reached. Do not use creams, lotions, or ointments with this product as they may interfere with the performance of the product and/or cause skin irritation.
DO NOT USE ON OPEN WOUNDS.
Do not use if individual package is damaged or opened.
Made in the USA.
Areola Circle (2 shapes)
SiO Areola Circle measures 2.5 inches in diameter. The areola circle is designed specifically for patients who have scars resulting from breast surgery through a periareolar incision.
SiO Vertical Mastopexy measures 6.5 inches long by 3 inches wide. The vertical mastopexy, or “lollipop” shape is designed specifically for patients who have a vertical breast lift (mastopexy) procedure.
SiO Strip measures 5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. It can be used for scars resulting from C-sections, breast and abdominal surgeries and can be customized to fit scars resulting from procedures such as mole removal and other injuries. The strip is the most versatile SiO shape.