Topical silicone has empirically been shown to have positive impact on hypertrophic scars and keloids. It may take from 3 months up to a year or more to improve an old scar, depending on the condition of the scar tissue. Mepiform shall optimally be worn 24 hours a day. It is recommended that Mepiform is removed once a day, e.g. when showering or bathing, for inspection and washing of the skin. For prophylactic treatment, Mepiform shall be used for 2-6 months depending on the condition of the scar.
Thin and conformable self-adherent, bordered foam dressing featuring Safetac® soft silicone technology. Absorbs exudate effectively and minimizes the risk of periwound skin maceration and erosion. The film backing is moisture vapor permeable, waterproof, and provides a bacterial barrier. Indicated for non- to low-exuding wounds, painful wounds, and wounds with compromised or fragile periwound skin such as abrasions, cuts, blisters, finger injuries, and traumatic skin tears.
HCPCS: A6212, A6213