Q: How do I apply Scarguard?
A: Apply it twice daily, as directed on the package. Apply to clean, dry skin.
It can be applied over an existing layer that is already on the skin.
Q: How long should I use Scarguard?
A: Physicians typically have their patients use Scarguard for 3 to 6 months.
Q: Can I start using Scarguard right after surgery?
A: Scarguard should not be used on open wounds caused by surgery or an injury. Wait until the skin is closed (usually 1-2 weeks), then apply it twice daily.
Q: How do I remove Scarguard?
A: Scarguard can be removed by touching a piece of scotch tape over the film and gently lifting. It will usually lift off very easily using this method.
If it does not come off easily, do not pull. Simply apply the next layers on top. As the layers thicken, they will begin to lift off easily. Do not apply to hair bearing areas such as scalp & brow.
Q: Once I open the Scarguard bottle how should I store it?
A: Scarguard should be stored properly at 15 to 30 degrees Celsius (58-86 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure the bottle is tightly closed or the product will evaporate (use the cap with the brush on it for storing the product).
Q: Can Scarguard be applied over stitches?
A: No, Scarguard should not be used over stitches. Wait until the stitches are removed and the skin is fully healed over before applying Scarguard.
Q: Can I shower/bath with Scarguard?
A: Yes, Scarguard is waterproof.
Q: What if Scarguard isn’t sticking to the skin well?
A: Scarguard usually adheres to the skin very well, however it is important to make sure the soap you are using doesn’t contain moisturizers and do not use any lotions, oil or creams on your skin before applying Scarguard. If the area is extremely oily, clean it with an alcohol pad before applying Scarguard.
Q: Can I use Sunscreen with Scarguard?
A: Yes, apply Scarguard to the area first, allow it to dry, then apply Solarguard Sunscreen over it.
Q: Can I use Scarguard on an old scar?
A: Yes, Scarguard works on old raised scars and prevents new scars from forming after surgery or injury.
Q: Can I use Scarguard on brown scars?
A: For scars that are brown we recommend using Lightening Serum.
Q: Can I use Scarguard on acne scars?
A: Scarguard is formulated specifically to treat raised scars. Do a test area on raised acne scars- some respond well, others do not.