Silicone spray

What is it?

Silicone spray is a clear, self-drying spray. It is made from silicone. Research has shown that silicone can help to reduce the colour, height and texture of scar tissue. Silicone can also relieve itching and discomfort from your scar.

How does it work?

It is not clear exactly how silicone works. Some research suggests that silicone forms a waterproof protective barrier over the scar. This allows the scar to mature while helping to prevent production of excess scar tissue. The silicone layer also assists with hydration of the scar.

Where can I get silicone spray?

Your therapist will demonstrate how to apply the spray by using a department sample but cannot provide a full bottle. We request that your GP writes a prescription for an ongoing supply. You will be given a letter to give to your GP requesting this.

How do I apply silicone spray?

  • Ensure that the affected area is clean and dry.
  • Wipe off any excess cream if you have been using cream to massage.
  • Apply a very thin layer of spray, gently wiping over the scar twice to spread it evenly.
  • Allow to dry for 4-5 minutes before putting on clothes or pressure garments.
  • Once dry, you can apply cosmetics or sunblock on top of the spray.
  • If it takes longer than 4-5 minutes to dry, you have used too much. Wipe off the excess and allow to dry.

How often should I apply silicone spray?

Apply the spray as frequently as your therapist instructs you to during the day after massaging with cream.


  • Do not use on open wounds.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
  • Do not apply over other skin products.
  • Discuss any dermatological conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis) you have with your therapist.
  • Silicone spray may stain clothes if not allowed to dry completely before dressing.
  • If the spray causes any redness or irritation, wash it off and contact your therapist.

How long should I continue to use silicone spray on my scar?

90 days is the recommended initial treatment period. However, you may be advised to continue to use it for longer than this by your therapist depending on the appearance and age of the scar.

My GP/pharmacy cannot order silicone spray. Is there anything I can do?

Inform your therapist and they may be able to assist in resolving the problem. If this is not possible, you can purchase silicone spray yourself by ordering it on-line. Search for ‘SilDerm Scar Spray’.


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