Scarguard MD should be applied once in the morning when you wake up and once nightly before you go to sleep. It dries to a film within less than 30 seconds. The doctor’s office like smell is a cleanser that cleans the skin before forming the film. It dissipates quickly. Begin using Scarguard MD when your wound is completely healed. On older scars you may start using Scarguard MD immediately. Do not apply to broken skin.
Results take time
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see improvement right away. Generally, Scarguard MD users start to see and feel noticeable improvement within days of use but every scar is different, so yours may take a bit more time.
Scarguard is available in a 1/2oz or 1 oz. bottles.
Here are a list of independently written papers and studies on Scarguard.
Eric W. Smith, PhD., Ohio Northern University. Scarguard Screening Study (PDF).
Ketchum LD, Smith J, Robinson DW, Masters FW (1966). “The treatment of hypertrophic scar, keloid and scar contracture by triamcinolone acetonide”. Plast Reconstr Surg. 38 (3): 209–18. PMID 5919604.
D. Eisen (2004). “Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Scarguard in the Prevention of Scars”. The Int. Journal of Dermatology 2 (2). doi:10.5580/1c91A.
Gallant-Behm CL1, Mustoe TA (2010). “Occlusion regulates epidermal cytokine production and inhibits scar formation”. Wound Repair Regen 18 (2 pages=235-44). PMID 20419876.
Michael S. Beckenstein, MD; Terato Kuniaki, MDSc, PhD; and Alan Matarasso, MD (2004). “The Effect of Scarguard on Collagenase Levels Using a Full-Thickness Epidermal Model”. Aesthet Surg Journal 24 (6): 542–6. PMID 19336207.
Palmieri B, Gozzi G, Palmieri G. (1995). “Vitamin E added silicone gel sheets for treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids”. Int J Dermatol 34 (7): 506–9. PMID 7591421.
Jalali M, Bayat A. (2007). “Current use of steroids in management of abnormal raised skin scars.”. Surgeon. 5 (3): 175–80. PMID 17575671.
Alice Liang, PhD, NYU Langone Core Microscopy Laboratory. Nanopatch Film Delivery Evaluation (PDF).