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Scar Reducer XL Patches

Reduces the visibility of raised and coloured scars

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  • Makes scars flatter, softer and lighter
  • Suitable for new and old scars
  • First results noticeable after 3 to 4 weeks
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Living with and reducing scars

Whether it’s a car accident, surgery or another sort of injury, many of life’s unfortunate events leave their marks as scars. While nearly everybody has one or more scars to remind them of such situations, some scars may be more critical than others. In addition to possible physical pain and discomfort, individuals may experience psychological impairment and reduced self-confidence, especially when scars are located on visible parts of the body, all reasons that lead to someone wanting to reduce a scar.

Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches

Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL are a large transparent, self-adhesive patch made of polyurethane. Products made of this material have been used for years in professional wound care. The patches contain no active ingredients (pharmaceuticals) that may cause side effects.

They are a safe and efficient way to effectively reduce raised and coloured hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. The extra large size of these patches makes them suitable for cesarean scars. Learn more about scar treatment and prevention here.

Key benefits of the Scar Reducer XL Patches

  • Discreet transparent patch
  • Flexible and breathable material for high wearing comfort
  • Easy-to-use, can be cut to size
  • Water resistant
  • Very skin-friendly

How do the Scar Reducer XL Patches work?

The transparent polyurethane patch is designed to build a semi-occlusive barrier which improves hydration of the scar tissue. It also increases temperature in the scar tissue. This helps to activate the skin’s own regeneration process and supports the remodelling of the scar. The scars become flatter, lighter and softer.

 

Clinical studies

Clinical studies have shown positive results after 8 weeks of consecutive use of at least 12 hours a day. First results are noticeable after 3 to 4 weeks. Using the patch for longer than 8 weeks may further improve the appearance of the scar. Interested in knowing more?
Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth.Although compiled with great care, please note that the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice regardless of what you have learned on this website.Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products. For further information about our products, please contact us via email at ConsumerRelationsUK@Beiersdorf.com.
Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL
Remove the protective paper from the adhesive side of the patch. Apply the patch on clean and dry skin, making sure that the scar is completely covered.
If the scar cannot be completely covered, several patches can be applied next to each other. For smaller scars, patches can cut to the desired size, or try the smaller Elastoplast Scar Reducer patches.
Wear for a minimum of 12h a day and change the patch daily.
Product  Type  Size  Quantity
 Scar Reducer XL  3 x 14.6 cm  21 patches

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do scars form?
Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after tissue is damaged. Following and injury, wounds go through distinct phases of wound healing. The wound healing process finally leads to the maturation phase, during which the scar tissue reorganises. It can take years, depending on the size and depth of the original wound.
2. Which types of scars are the Scar Reducer XL Patches suitable for?
Clinical studies have shown Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches to be effective in the case of raised and coloured hypertrophic scars and keloids. Scars become flatter, lighter and softer. Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches can be used for both new and old scars, on the face or body.
3. How do Scar Reducer XL Patches work?
The transparent polyurethane patch is designed to build a semi-occlusive barrier which improves hydration of the scar tissue. It also increases temperature in the scar tissue. This helps to activate the skin’s own regeneration process and supports the re-modelling of the scar.
4. What are the Scar Reducer XL Patches made of?
The Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches are made of polyurethane, a very skin-friendly material which is suitable for sensitive skin. Products made of this material have been used for years in the professional wound care area. The patches contain no active ingredients (pharmaceuticals).
5. When can I start the Scar Reducer treatment? And how long will the scar treatment take?
Treatment can be started as soon as the wound has completely closed and healed and after sutures have been removed in the case of a surgical intervention. Clinical studies have shown positive results after 8 weeks of consecutive use of at least 12h a day. First results are noticeable after 3 to 4 weeks. Using the patch for longer than 8 weeks may further improve the appearance of the scar. Results may vary from person to person and from scar to scar.
6. How do I use Scar Reducer XL Patches?
Remove the protective paper from the adhesive side of the patch and apply the patch on clean and dry skin, making sure that the scar is completely covered. If the scar cannot be completely covered, several patches can be applied next to each other. For smaller scars, patches can be cut to the desired size. The ideal usage time of the patch is 12h to 24h a day. It is recommended to change the patch daily. You should also change the patch when it gets dirty or when adhesion is insufficient.
7. Are the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches suitable for every size of scar?
These are suitable for large scars. Two or more patches can be applied next to each other if required. Scar Reducer Patches (3.8 x 6.8 cm) are suitable for smaller scars.
8. Can a scar be completely removed with Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches?
As with other treatment methods, it is not possible to make the scar “invisible” with Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches. However, major improvement is possible.
9. Is the use of Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches painful?
The skin-friendly patches were specially developed to be worn successively for several consecutive weeks on the same area. Thanks to the gentle adhesion technology, changing patches is pain-free.
10. What else should be kept in mind when caring for scars?
Recent scars should initially not be exposed to any extreme temperatures. Intense sunlight, high heat and extreme cold can also have an adverse effect on scar formation. In addition, tight-fitting clothes may irritate the scar tissue and should be avoided. Caution is also advised when performing stretches and strengthening exercises as damaged skin is extremely sensitive.
11. Do the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches work with caesarean section scars?
Yes, the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches can be used on a Caesarean scar if it is raised and coloured. No restrictions for use are known for nursing women. In case of questions, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
12. Can I use the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches to avoid scars?
If the skin has been ruptured you cannot avoid a scar, but you can make the scar less visible. Treatment can be started as soon as wound healing is completed. This means, that the wound has completely closed and sutures have been removed in the case of a surgical intervention.
13. Can the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches lighten the colour of my scar?
Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches do not contain any colour-altering ingredient. The redness of a scar is an indication of agitation of the scar tissue. Treatment with the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches balances the regeneration process resulting in a reduction of redness.
14. Can I shower with the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches on?
Yes, you can take a short shower or exercise with the patch. Even if some parts or the edges of the patch come loose, they will stick again once the patch has dried.
15. Is the product skin-friendly?
The polyurethane material of the Elastoplast Scar Reducer is known to be very skin friendly and is suitable for sensitive skin. Products made of this material are very common in professional wound care. The Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches are breathable and hydro-active and will not cause maceration beneath the patch.
16. Are the Elastoplast Scar Reducer XL Patches suitable for children?

Elastoplast Scar Reducer patches are made of polyurethane, a very skin-friendly material which is suitable for children, as well as sensitive skin. The patches contain no active ingredients (pharmaceuticals). To prevent the risk of ingestion and choking Elastoplast Scar Reducer patches are not to be used on infants under 3 years.

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Aakta

Good product

Easy to apply and adherent, couldn’t feel the plaster most of the time and saw I slight reduction in scar appearance
Alison

Elastoplast scar reducer xl

Received the Elastoplast scar reducer xl for use on an old csection scar. I found it quite tricky to apply myself due to my mummy pouch, both standing and lying down as hard to judge the exact spot. However once I'd got my other half to put it on, it made it much easier. I kept the plaster on for the recommended time and then removed it. I didn't enjoy taking the plaster off, I found it rather uncomfortable and a bit painful. This could be for the fact I had 3 c-sections perhaps. Once the plaster was off, my skin felt silky smooth. I'm not too sure if the plasters made a difference or not as I only used them for a week and it just wasn't for me. It left me a little sore as the plasters had a very good stick. These weren't for me or my c-section scar but everyone is different and what doesn't work for one person can work for another.
Amii

Great for C-section scars

I used this product on a C-section scar that is 2.5 years old. It has always bothered me as it didn't heal well (healed raised and uneven) and sits just under my knicker elastic lane so always caught. I had seen my GP and was prescribed some cream, but this wasn't effective. I started using the Elastoplast Scar Reducer patches and noticed a big difference after just one month (about a box worth). The scar was flatter and the colour has blended more. I continued using the patches for a couple more months and although there has been still some improvement the main difference could be seen with one box. The XL patch is just the right length and they were very comfortable to wear (On a couple of occasions I even forgot to take it off and change it when I was supposed to). I would definitely recommend these, particularly to those with C-section scars.
Amy

Practically a miracle plaster

After 7 and half years my c-section scar was still really visible so when I got the opportunity to test these XL scar reducer patches I was so happy. I used them daily (I had a few days off throughout due to irritation from something else) and took a few progression photos. I didn't think they would work if I'm honest but anything to help me feel a bit more confident in myself is always worth a try. . I am so happy with the results. As it was something I was using regularly I didn't really see the difference it was only when I looked over the photos I took that I realised how much of a difference it had made.
Aneta

Fantastic product. Well recomended.

Have a surgical scar and these have helped reduce appearance. Great product from Elastoplast. Couldn’t be happier. They are a discreet and minimalised way to keep the scar covered. Would highly recommend. Seeing good results already from using this product.
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