December 11, 2011

Kelo-cote Scar Gel & Spray {REVIEW}

About 7 years ago, I had surgery to remove my gall bladder.  Fortunately, the doctors were able to use a laparoscopic technique so the scarring was minimal but I do have a few small scars on my stomach.  When I was approached to test a scar treatment gel, I was happy to oblige.  Although the surgery was not recent, I still do have some light redness around the scars.  Kelo-cote is an advanced scar gel that offers an easy and effective way to reduce the appearance of scars and heal the skin.

Kelo-cote was created by Advanced Bio-Technologies, Inc, which is a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in Georgia. Advanced Bio-Technologies specializes in creating products for the treatment of scars with unique patent protected formulas based on cross-linking technology.

Unlike traditional silicone gel sheets, Kelo-Cote is very easy to use, and is free of the limitations associated with gel sheets, such as the difficulty of usage on the joints and face. Silicone gel works by protecting the scar from external stimuli and helps to modulate the cells which contribute to scar growth. Kelo-Cote gel dries to a waterproof and gas-permeable layer that acts as an extra layer of skin.

For those looking for an easy way to reduce scarring, Kelo-Cote is a new advancement in scar treatment. This gel will flatten and smooth the scar, while also maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the surrounding skin. This gel can be used to treat scars as soon as skin is closed, or when stitches are removed. 

My thoughts?  I prefer the spray to the gel just for ease and less clean up.  I applied the product twice daily as is recommended which was easy after jumping out of the shower.  The product dried as I applied my makeup.  As I said above, my scars are not all that visible so I didn't see a major improvement in the appearance but there was not much to improve upon.  I would love to see the product used immediately following a surgery to see how effective it is on fresh scars.  I do plan to continue to use the product just because I'm curious to see if there is a change after the 90 days of use that is recommended by the manufacturer.

Kelo-cote can be purchased at

Disclosure:  There was no monetary compensation for this review.  I was sent a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are my own.
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