Does Contractubex® make the scar disappear completely?
No, a scar is permanent and will never disappear completely. However, Contractubex® significantly reduces the visibility of scars. It is important to continue treatment for longer periods of time (3-6 months).
When will I see the first signs of success with Contractubex®?
Scar treatment needs patience, as the injured skin takes time to heal. The first signs of treatment success with Contractubex® are usually experienced as reduced redness, relief of tension and less itching. Temporary itching is, however, often a sign that a scar is healing well, and should not cause immediate concern.
How long should I apply Contractubex® for?
To achieve the best possible results, apply Contractubex® 2 to 3 times daily for at least 3 months. You can continue the treatment up to a year, if necessary. Contractubex® is extremely well-tolerated, even in the course of long-term use.
Will I still be able to wear make-up during treatment with Contractubex®?
Certainly. You just need to make sure you apply Contractubex® anti-scar gel before putting on your make-up. This allows the active ingredients to be absorbed into the skin as well as possible.
Does Contractubex® work on older scars?
Yes, even scars that are over a year old can be treated. Some older scars dry out and become hard, in which case Contractubex® should be massaged in 3 times daily for at least 6 months. Contractubex® can also reduce a scar’s height and redness, and smooth the tissue so that your scar becomes less conspicuous. Combining Contractubex® with ultrasound therapy improves effectiveness.
Can children be treated with Contractubex® ?
Yes, of course. Even toddlers or babies can be treated. Contractubex® is very safe.
Is Contractubex® clinically proven to work?
Yes, the clinical efficacy of Contractubex® to prevent and treat scars has been proven by numerous clinical studies. Doctors recommend and prescribe Contractubex®.
When do I use gel and when the Intensive Patch?
Both treatment methods are effective against scars. The intensive patch also offers an occlusion effect, is easy to apply overnight and is also suitable for hard-to-reach areas of the body. The gel, on the other hand, is lightly massaged into the scar tissue twice a day and is recommended for use on larger scars and scars above the joints.
Where can I buy Contractubex®?
You can buy Contractubex® from your pharmacist.
FAQs specifically for Contractubex® Intensive Patch
When can I start using the Intensive Patch?
Treatment can begin immediately following removal of the stitches or once the scab has fallen off. If using the Intensive Patch causes your skin to redden slightly, it is advisable to consult your doctor and discuss whether you should suspend treatment for a while.
How long should I use the Intensive Patch for?
For a period of at least 3 months and between 6 and a maximum of 12 hours each night. Please use a new Intensive Patch each day. Each Intensive Patch releases its ingredients over about 6 hours following application.
My scar is smaller than the Intensive Patch!
If you have a smaller scar, you can cut the intensive patch to the appropriate size. Please make sure that you do not remove the transparent film prior to cutting. The cut parts of the Intensive Patch should be used within a few days.
My scar is larger than the Intensive Patch!
In the case of larger scars, you can apply several Intensive Patches directly next to each other. It is recommended that the medicinal product Contractubex® Gel be used for the treatment of wider or longer scars, however. It is available without prescription from your pharmacy.
Everyday Tips: How should a scar be cared for?
Avoid extreme heat and cold
Fresh scars are particularly sensitive. For six months to a year, you should be sure to use sun protection when exposed to intensive sun or UV rays. You should avoid saunas, as well as intense exposure to cold. All of these influences could negatively affect the regeneration process.
Do not wear abrasive clothing
Avoid wearing tight clothes or garments which can rub against scarred skin. Scar tissue is more sensitive than healthy skin. It may react to irritation of this kind with redness and hardening.
Take care of scars on knuckles, elbows and other joints
Scars located near bones should be particularly protected. Be careful not to reinjure the scar tissue. Fresh scars be easily re-opened when playing sports. The healing process can be disturbed by activities exposing the scar tissue to physical stress.
Application of Contractubex®
Contractubex® Gel or Intensive Patch should be applied as soon as the wound is closed and the stitches are removed. The formation of an unnoticeable scar is supported from the outset by early application and the scar heals in the best possible manner.
Extra tip: Bathe your scars
Bathing is recommended for scars on hands, elbows, feet, etc. Add a squirt of Contractubex® to lukewarm water and bathe the scar for an extended period of time.
Extra tip: Gel dressings
For large scars, the use of a gel dressing is recommended. Soften the scar tissue first using a warm, moist pad. Then apply Contractubex® in a moderately thick layer. Gently massage the gel over the scar. Then cover the area with thin kitchen foil. Put a dressing on top of this. Then simply leave the gel to work overnight.
Some scars respond to treatment more quickly than others. But with enough patience and care, it is highly likely that the condition of your scar will improve a lot.
Contractubex® is available in the following countries:
Trinidad & Tobago