What is Kelo-Cote?
Kelo-Cote is a scar treatment that is designed to reduce the appearance of scars. There are many different scar treatments currently available on the market and it can be hard to distinguish the differences between them and to know which is the right product for you. This review is going to take a closer look at Kelo-Cote to learn more information about what this product has to offer and to see if it’s right for you. The manufacturer claims that their patented, transparent and self-drying silicone gel can improve the appearance of scars and prevent abnormal or excessive scar formation. They also claim that Kelo-cote can diminish the appearance of hypertrophic scars and keloids which have a raised or discolored appearance and has the ability to soften and flatten raised scars and reduce the redness associated with scars.
The two active ingredients in this gel are Polysiloxanes and Silicone Dioxide. Another name for Polysiloxanes are Silicones which are a type of polymer which is made of repeating units of siloxane, a chain of alternating silicon atoms and oxygen atoms. It helps heal scars by protecting the scarred tissue from bacteria and it increases hydration of the stratum corneum.The manufacturer does not reveal how much of each ingredient there is. Without knowing how much of each ingredient there is in every serving there is no way for us to know if it is enough to be effective.
The manufacturer recommends making sure that the affected area is clean and dry before applying the gel. You should then apply Kelo-Cote to the area as a thin coat and allow it to dry. Once it’s dry it can be covered with cosmetics or sunscreen. You should apply the gel twice a day and the recommended duration of treatment is 60-90 days.
If you are pregnant, nursing or have sensitive skin you should speak to your doctor before using this treatment.
What is the Cost?
You can purchase Kelo-Cote exclusively from third-party retailers. We found one tube online for $25.25. There are no discounted bulk purchasing packages but that can vary according to the third-party retailer you purchase from.
We were unable to find any mention of a manufacturer’s guarantee and it appears that they do not offer one.
Our Final Review of Kelo-Cote
Kel-Cote appears to be a promising product that can potentially reduce the appearance of your scars. It comes in an easy to apply gel and its active ingredient has been shown to reduce the appearance of scars. However, this product is not backed by a manufacturer’s guarantee which is both risky and concerning. The lack of a guarantee implicates the manufacturer’s lack of confidence in their product’s ability. It also means that if you purchase Kelo-Cote and are unsatisfied in any way, you cannot get your money back. Furthermore, while every person can react differently to a treatment, we found most of the consumer feedback we saw to be negative. Consumers reported that after diligently applying this cream to their scars, they did not see any improvement in the appearance of their scars. With so many different scar treatments available on the market, you are better off choosing one that is backed by a strong manufacturer’s guarantee for consumer protection and one that has positive consumer feedback.