Curalux (and the manufacturer) do not submit insurance claims, but you can contact your insurance for possible reimbursement.
Usually acne scars & stretch marks are below the surface of the skin. These products are designed specifically for hypertrophic and keloid scars which are usually raised above the surface of the skin.
Many patients notice improvement within one to two weeks of proper use. However, every scar responds differently and especially older scars may take longer before you notice improvement.
Epi-Derm does not have SPF protection; it’s best to remove it before prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Do not use sunblock underneath Scar Therapy products.
Once gel sheeting has been applied to the scar site, it can be used for 1-2 weeks. When it begins to lose its adhesive qualities, or when surface dirt becomes difficult to remove with proper daily washing, it is time to replace the sheet.
Unused product, whether opened, or unopened, will last for years when stored properly.
Clinical studies have shown the newer the scar, the better the results. One such study found a success rate of scar reduction up to 85% on scars under 1 year old, and a rate of about 65% for scars over 10 years old.
Pro-Sil and Xeragel are frequently used during the day on exposed scars (facial, hands, elbows, etc.). For 24 hour a day usage, many patients prefer Epi-Derm scar silicone sheets at night when they are at home or sleeping, because a single sheet will last all night.