Today, I'm going to discuss one of my top scar gel picks: Kelo-Cote Advanced Formula Scar Gel.
Does this product live up to its claims? Let’s find out. ⭐
Kelo-Cote is another popular brand of silicone gels. This company has changed hands a few times, having been acquired by Sinclair IS Pharma in 2011 and then later sold to Alliance Pharma in 2015 (source: Financial Times, 2011 and Alliance Pharmaceuticals, 2015).
That's why you might still see old product images on Amazon.com with "Sinclair" on them.
Anyways, I bought a two-pack of Kelo-Cote last year and used it from October 2019 to July 2020, with a 2 month interruption while I was travelling in Asia (I used Hiruscar during this period).
Overall, I used Kelo-Cote (4 tubes of 15g = 60g) for about 7 full months on my chest keloids and occasionally on my facial hypertrophic scars (I was preoccupied with clearing up breakouts).
Here's some before/after photos of my chest keloids:
In the left photo, you can see that I've applied Kelo-Cote on my scars by the shiny reflection. This scar gel has a watery consistency, dries quickly. and is barely noticeable once applied.
Now, it might be hard to notice in these photos, but I think Kelo-Cote did help smooth out my scars and fade away the upper half of my chest keloids. The bottom three scars, unfortunately, did not react well and need another shot of corticosteroid injections to flatten them completely.
Here's some before/after photos of my facial hypertrophic scars during this treatment period (again, I only used Kelo-Cote intermittently on these scars):
You can see from these photos that there was some improvement in scar appearance, but I don't think it was due to Kelo-Cote since I didn't use it consistently on my facial scars.
I think it was more likely a combination of weekly glycolic acid peels (which I highly recommend) and keeping my skin moisturized with face creams like La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5.
All in all, I liked using Kelo-Cote as it was very affordable, easy to use, and provided good results. However, I think NewGel+ performed a bit better in terms of flattening and softening my scars.
Finally, customer reviews have been very positive (but are more limited), scoring 4.6 out of 5.0.
Kelo-Cote is available in 15g and 60g versions (the 60g offers the best value for money).
My Verdict: Kelo-Cote is another popular scar gel that I've used with pretty good results. If you have larger scars, consider picking up the 60g format which should last you about 4-6 months.