Two weeks after surgery your scar should be healing, but it can take from six weeks to three months before you’re fully healed. There are some things you can do during the healing process to prevent an abnormal scar forming and improve the appearance of your scar:

  • Massaging your scar is an important part of your treatment regime. Remember to do a ‘dry massage’ before applying any moisturiser or silicone gel.*
  • Avoid too much exposure to the sun. Scar tissue is very sensitive, this makes it very easy for scars to get sunburnt.**
  • Extremes of temperature can make itchy scars worse, particularly heat so avoid very hot baths or showers.**
  • Applying a silicone gel such as KELO-COTE® advanced formula to a healed scar will help both keep it hydrated and help prevent it from drying out.

KELO-COTE® is a clinically-proven, advanced formula silicone treatment designed to help soften, flatten and smooth post-surgery scars and prevent abnormal scars from forming.

A gold standard used by healthcare professionals, KELO-COTE® helps maintain the moisture balance and elasticity of your skin. In addition, it helps to reduce discolouration and redness as well as reducing the itching, discomfort and pain associated with scars.

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How Kelo-cote® Works

KELO-COTE Products

Where to buy

You can buy KELO-COTE® online at Amazon,, and Dermacare Direct or at your local pharmacy.

Kelo-cote® Benefits

Helps soften and flatten scars
Helps reduce redness, relieves itching and discomfort
Suitable for adults and children 3 months +
Transparent and odourless (non-UV products)
Waterproof and flexible
Suitable for sensitive skin (non-UV products)
Clinically proven
Day and night protection (2 x day applications)
For scars up to 4 years old
UV sun protection with SPF 30 (UV gel only)


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Our easy to use, fast drying gel helps soften and flatten raised scars and reduce redness.

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KELO-COTE<sup>®</sup> Scar Gel UV product Image


All the benefits of our standard gel but with added UV protection to help protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun.

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KELO-COTE® Scar Spray

Our spray is convenient for use on large scars and hard to reach areas.

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  • How soon can I use it after injury? It is best to use KELO-COTE® after the wound has healed and there are no scabs remaining.
  • Can I use it on old scars as well? Yes, you can use it on both old scars up to 4 years’ old and new scars.
  • Is KELO-COTE® waterproof? Yes, KELO-COTE® is waterproof.
  • Do I need to wash my scar before or after using KELO-COTE®? Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying KELO-COTE®. After your stitches, clips and dressings have been removed you should be able to wash normally.
  • Will people notice KELO-COTE® on my skin? KELO-COTE® spray and gel are colourless and invisible when dry. KELO-COTE® UV is slightly cloudy due to the inclusion of the UV filters.
  • Will it make my scar disappear? We can not guarantee that KELO-COTE® will make your scar disappear completely. The formula is designed to improve the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar.
  • Is it suitable for children? KELO-COTE® is suitable for use from 3 months +.
  • How long do I need to use KELO-COTE® for? The recommended minimum treatment time is 60 to 90 days.
  • Does KELO-COTE® offer sun protection for my scar? KELO-COTE® Scar Gel UV has added SPF 30 to help protect scars from the aggravating effects of the sun. It is important to reapply sun protection to the scar.


You can buy KELO-COTE® direct from online stores including Amazon and many high street pharmacists. Take a look at the full list below.

AL/3800l/05.19/0.001. Date of preparation: September 2019