How to Use
NewGel+ Silicone Gel Scar Management Products are easy to use and are more adhesive than other products.
How to Use NewGel+
Begin using NewGel+ when wound has healed or sutures have been removed. Do not use on any open wound.
Remove NewGel+ from the package. If needed, cut and trim NewGel+ so that it extends at least ½ inch (1 centimetre) beyond the area to be treated.
Keep packaging for storage of the product when not in use. For large products that come in tubes, store product flat, backing side down.
Wash and dry the area being treated every time you apply NewGel+.
Make sure the scar site is free of any creams, lotions, ointments (including NewGel+E ointment). If NewGel+ sheeting comes in contact with creams, lotions, ointment or perfumes, it can lose adhesiveness.
Peel off the release liner and apply NewGel+, adhesive side down, directly on the area being treated.
Although NewGel+ is a self-adhesive product, if needed it can be secured using medical grade tape, a pressure sleeve or any other preferred method.
If the NewGel+ sheet, strip or shape becomes dirty or loses its stickiness, it may be washed gently with tap water and mild hand soap then air-dried before reapplying. We recommend washing it every 2-3 days.
NewGel+ should be worn every day for 6 to 24 hours per day – the more time NewGel+ is in contact with the scar, the greater the effect.
NewGel+ should be removed once every 12 hours for inspection of the scar site and to allow the site to be washed and thoroughly dried.
NewGel+ should be used for a minimum of two months and additional improvement may occur with use up to six months.
Please remove NewGel+ when showering, bathing or swimming.
If you have highly sensitive skin, begin using NewGel+ for 4 hours per day for the first 4 days, inspecting the site often. If no significant rash/irritation occurs, increase usage by 2 hours each day until the desired usage time is reached.
Each piece of NewGel+ sheeting should last 3 to 4 weeks with gentle handling.
NewGel+ should be replaced if it begins to deteriorate, disintegrate, or will not stick.
Keep unused NewGel+ in its container.
How to use Newgel+E Advanced Silicone Gel Ointment
Begin using NewGel+E when wound has healed or sutures have been removed. Do not use on any open wound.
Wash and dry the area being treated before every application of NewGel+E.
Apply a very small amount of NewGel+E to the area being treated, creating a thin layer covering the scar. Gently massage.
Once dry (typically 1 to 2 minutes), NewGel+E can be covered by clothing, cosmetics, sunblock and bandages.
- Apply NewGel+E two to three times daily. Reapplication is recommended after bathing, swimming or exercising.
Do not apply NewGel+E topical silicone gel under NewGel+ sheeting or the sheeting will lose its stickiness.
NewGel+E should be worn 6 to 24 hours per day– the more time NewGel+ is in contact with the scar, the greater the effect.
NewGel+E should be used for a minimum of two months and additional improvement may occur with use up to six months.
If you have highly sensitive skin, appy NewGel+E to a small area for 1 to 2 days. If no rashing/irritation occurs, apply to entire scar area.
Store NewGel+E in a cool, dry place when not in use.
For Optimal Results
For optimal results, use NewGel+ silicone sheeting whenever possible and NewGel+E silicone gel whenever the sheeting is not being used to provide 24 hour-a-day coverage. DO NOT USE BOTH PRODUCTS AT THE SAME TIME.
Never use NewGel+E topical silicone gel or any other creams, lotions, ointments or perfumes under NewGel+ sheets or the sheets will lose their adhesiveness.