SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel Review (2020 Update)

Written by Tom Qiao 2 min read

Today, I’m going to discuss one of my top scar gel picks: SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel.

Does this product live up to its claims? Let’s find out. ⭐


ⓘ In today’s post, I’ll share my 2¢ on SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel!

SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel

Summary: SkinMedica is a professional dermatology brand that has created a plant-based scar gel with Centelline®. ????

Best For: Surgery & Post-Op Scars

Key Ingredients:
Centella Asiatica
Bulbine Frutescens

Get It @ Amazon, Dermstore

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SkinMedica (an Allergan company) is a professional dermatology brand that is best known for its prestigious TNS Essential Serum and Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum.

The SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel is another product from its professional portfolio that helps reduce the appearance of red or pink scars following medical or cosmetic procedures.

Personally, I have not tried this product because: i) I haven’t had surgery and ii) it’s pretty expensive.

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This scar gel is marketed towards patients undergoing aesthetic procedures like plastic surgery, breast enlargement/reduction, and laser resurfacing; as well as medical operations like C-section.

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Unlike my previous recommendations, the Scar Recovery Gel does not use silicone, but relies on a proprietary blend with Centelline®, a complex of three key ingredients:

  • Centella Asiatica: a plant found in parts of Asia commonly known as Indian Pennywort. Research shows that it contains active compounds like madecassoside which may help improve small wounds, burns, and psoriasis, and soften hypertrophic scars and keloids (source: Centella Asiatica in Cosmetology, 2013).
  • Bulbine Frutescens: a flowering plant in Southern Africa that is used in traditional medicine. Researchers discovered that the gel from the leaves of this plant helps promote increased collagen formation and deposition. This supports its use for burns and skin wounds (source: Bulbine Natalensis and Bulbine Frutescens Promote Cutaneous Wound Healing, 2012).
  • Oleuropein: a chemical compound found in the skin, flesh, and seeds of green olives. Research shows that this olive leaf extract accelerates wound healing based on a study of 24 mice. (source: Evaluation of Effect of Oleuropein on Skin Wound Healing…, 2014).

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Finally, customer reviews have been very positive, with an overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0 right now. The high rating is one of the reasons that this product stood out to me during my research. ????

SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel is available in both 0.5 oz and 2.0 oz formats.

My Verdict: If you’re planning to undergo medical or cosmetic surgery, Scar Recovery Gel can help reduce the appearance of subsequent scarring and promote better recovery results.

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Hi there! I've had skin problems all my life (from acne to scars to KP). That's why I created to help readers like you SOLVE YOUR SKIN MYSTERY with science-based investigations! 🕵️‍♂️

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