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Kelo-cote silicone c-section gel, tester review thread - Final feedback. NOW CLOSED

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jan-13 10:09:35

This thread is for the 250 Mumsnetters who are trying out the new silicone c-section gel from Kelo-cote.

Below are the first set of feedback questions, more will be added at a later date. Please answer the questions below and add any other comments you may have.

Everyone who adds their feedback to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

The next set of feedback questions will be added around the first week of February.

Thanks,
MNHQ

MatriarchalDreams Sat 05-Jan-13 00:01:51

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Easy. Needs a small amount of attention to ensure it's spread evenly but not a problem even with baby distractions!

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
3 minutes average, about as expected, although sometimes haven't had time to wait for it to dry completely before getting dressed.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Wouldn't exactly describe it as sticky, just has a Silicone-y texture which I quite like actually. Have caught myself stroking my scar whilst on the loo a few times! Very strange, especially as previously I hadn't wanted to touch it or think about it at all.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
No.

Q1. It was easy to apply but being so close to the pubic region it does get ahem caught up a bit blush

Q2. It takes about four minutes to dry which i was quite surprised at. Its not ideal when your rushing to get ready cos baby is crying to be picked up!

Q3. It does have a slighty tacky feeling almost like egg white has dried on your skin. However its not unpleasant and its reassuring as you know the product is still in place.

Q4. I used clarins oil before but it was too perfumed and agitated the area.

I should add that i had a four year old scar but dd2's was cut straight over it 11 months ago and it was really red and quite sore to touch in places. Its improving hugely far less angry looking and less uncomfortable to touch.

Susieloo Sat 05-Jan-13 07:37:41

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy but I applied more than I was meant to I think.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

My scar sits under my knickers so I didn't notice to be honest, I just bunged it on and forgot about it

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

It is quite sticky but not problematically so.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

No

nushcar Sat 05-Jan-13 08:28:38

1. Easy to apply, although if you cut nozzle badly in first place, can make harder work of it.

2. Dried in a couple of minutes

3. Was thick and sticky, but dried quickly

4. Yes, uses Palmers scar treatment solution but that was not as good.

summerglory Sat 05-Jan-13 08:44:34

Hi I'm not part of this trial but the gel sounds fab. I had a cs 7 weeks ago and am looking for a product to use on my scar, please can you advise where I can get this from?
Thanks!

mrsh2305 Sat 05-Jan-13 11:25:17

Q1. I found it very easy to apply, more so than other products i have used as it is thicker so i can be more accurate.

Q2. It takes about 3 or 4 minutes. This is about as long as i expected, although when I'm rushing it can seem too long!! Its worth it though as the results are great so far.

Q3. It is thicker than i expected but i like that as it doesn't go all over the place like bio oil or other oils.

Q4. No, i have never tried anything other than bio oil or normal body moisturisers.

shezzle Sat 05-Jan-13 12:37:50

Hello, I had my dd 9 months ago and started the trial of Kelo-cote just before Xmas. I have religiously used it and only forgotten once or twice after too much Xmas wine grin

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy to dab on

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It took a bit longer than the few mins but I may have used a bit too much

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Very sticky but once dry it was fine.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I has tried bio oil but not really noticed any changes. My scar has improved drastically, from feeling red, itchy and lumpy to very white soothed and smooth. Very impressed so far and so glad I was able to do this. I would never have bought something like this gel as I didn't really think it would work. Brilliant, thanks!

flossy101 Sat 05-Jan-13 14:55:33

1. Application is easy, the gel was abit thicker than expected, but this made it easy to apply.

2. Takes about 5 minutes to completely dry.

3. Found the gel fairly thick and sticky consistency.

4. Have used bio oil before

GiraffesMum Sat 05-Jan-13 16:01:54

Q1 Easy to apply but (and this is probably just me being very dippy) it took me ages to work out how to get into the tube. There are no instructions on the box/in the leaflet inside so I just ended up cutting the end off!

Q2 I don't count, I just factor it into my routine in the morning/evening. Probably about 4 mins but what I expected after reading the email.

Q3 It felt ok, as I expected. Not too sticky or greasy.

Q4 Had used Bio oil before don't feel it did anything for me.

I did think the instructions on the email and leaflet with the sample on it were good but the ones on the box/inside were rubbish. I have been impressed with the results so far - my scar does feel better.

sushibabe Sat 05-Jan-13 16:36:20

1)I found it very easy to apply.

2)I only found it took a minute or two to dry as its a thin layer and dried almost instantly as my scar is pretty long it takes a min to apply.

3)I found it a little uncomfortable to apply at first as my scar was still very red, raised and sensitive despite being 16months. It has become easier as its feels less sensitive already.

4)I have never used anything on my scar before.

AmandinePoulain Sat 05-Jan-13 19:22:32

I have used the gel a few times but I think I won't be continuing with it. I'm 5 months post section and the area around the scar still has the numb feeling and I actually hate touching it, it makes me too squeamish. From the few times I did use it I can say that there needs to be instructions on how to open the tube in the packaging, as well as better instructions for application - if I hadn't read in the email that I should use a rice sized amount I wouldn't have known how much I needed and would probably have used too much. It dried quickly and didn't feel sticky.

Sorry for pulling out but the product is not for me - which is an issue with me not it blush

Dollybird99 Sat 05-Jan-13 20:49:48

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
Very easy. A small squirt from the tube and just straight over the scar. It wasn't too sticky.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected? It only took a couple of minutes to dry completely. This was about right.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
I didn't find it too sticky and thought it had a good texture. It had an almost immediate effect on the itchiness of my scar.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

I have tried Bio-oil before but found it very greasy and it seemed to take ages to dry enough to put clothes on.

WaterBiscuit Sat 05-Jan-13 20:53:00

1. very easy.
2. couple of minutes, less than the instructions seemed to suggest.
3. surprisingly thick, but then I wasn't actually expecting it to be a coating - clue's in the name, really . . .
4. no. I just thought it would fade in time. A marked improvement since using product though.Much flatter in one section and less sensitive overall.

LadyLotty Sat 05-Jan-13 21:35:02

My c-section scar is 17 months old. I apply the gel religiously everyday, twice a day. My c scar is very low on my abdomen, well below my bikini line.

Q1. I found it initially a little confusing as to how little/much to apply. The description says a very thin layer. But the gel is so light in texture it can rub to almost nothing. The initial few days of application I applied way too much, but after a few days I did literally just need a rice grain size for ech of application to my c section scar.

Q2. On average.. It took a few minutes to dry. The more attention I paid to the drying time the longer it seemed to take! So I just applied it whenever (and before) i put on/took off my makeup.

Q3. I found the texture of the gel v similar to other forms of silicon (the stuff one uses for DIY/building works lol!) it rubs to a very thin smooth consistency, and ever so finely. It dries to a tight transparent band that is invisible to see.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, I used another type of silicon product - silicon sheets. I stuck them onto my scar pretty consistently for months and months. It worked rather well for the right half of my scar but I still have a keloid for a good portion of the left side of my c scar. With the sheets I stuck them on and forgot about it for a couple of wks at a time. With the gel the application is daily, however it is more comfortable, discrete and it just looks much much better because the gel is transparent (compared with literally a plaster!). Still early days for me to tell whether there are any improvements to my scar though. So watch this space...

Q1 Fairly easy to apply, as long as you don't use too much, can be sticky if you use to much and take longer to dry.

Q2. As above, it took longer than I expected esp if you use a bit too much.

Q3. Fairly sticky to be honest but okay when dried.

Q4. I've only used things like moisturiser and bio oil prior to using the gel.

My c-section was a year ago next Thursday.

Miniangel Sat 05-Jan-13 22:48:06

Q1 - I found it very easy to apply but had to use the mirror as have a flabby tummy.

Q2 - Doesn't take long, on occasions I had to rush after my 6 month old and couldn't wait for it to dry but checked later and it seemed to have dried ok

Q3 - It is sticky but once dry felt completely smooth. I expected it to be thick and sticky anyway.

Q4 - No

1. Easy to apply, but only a very tiny amount needed. If you have hair around the area, it is best to part this away from the scar for optimum application.

2. Took around 5 minutes to dry. As others have said, you soon factor this into your daily routine. In the mornings, I use this time to blow dry my hair!

3. Texture of the gel was smooth. If you don't use too much, it doesn't feel sticky.

4. No

From the first day of application, my scar felt less itchy (this was a 4 and a half month old scar at time of starting the trial). I now notice that the scar feels softer, and a little paler I think. Am impressed so far!

bemybebe Sat 05-Jan-13 22:55:04

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
It was very easy to apply once I figured out I really did not need a lot to cover the scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Just 3-5 minutes to dry fully.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Not too sticky and nicely thin.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Never tried any scar reducing products before.

bemybebe Sat 05-Jan-13 22:56:23

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?
It was very easy to apply once I figured out I really did not need a lot to cover the scar.

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?
Just 3-5 minutes to dry fully. As expected.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc
Not too sticky and nicely thin.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?
Never tried any scar reducing products before.

tara277 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:24:28

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

It was easy enough to apply though certainly thick. Found it slightly creepy and would have found it much worse if the scar had been more recent ( have two caesearean scars one nearly 7 other 2 years).

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

Takes a while to guage how much to use. Found it easy to use too much and then took ages to dry.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

Thick. Rather odd sometimes throughout the day feeling aware if it but no real problems.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Tried scar reduction patches (polyurethane) on different scar and also silicone gel. Preferred the patches because they could be cut to size and weren't messy nor did they involve touching scar when prone to creepy feelings!

loveisagirlnameddaisy Sun 06-Jan-13 06:55:37

Am 5 months post-section.

1) Simple to apply, tend to use a bit more than advised as I felt the scar wasn't really covered otherwise

2) It takes a couple of mins to dry, not a problem at all

3) Quite sticky but doesn't bother me once its dried

4) I've used Scar Away silicone sheets which were a bit fiddly and moved around a bit under clothes but I do think these helped my scar a little prior to starting this trial. My scar was keloid and its my second section so although most of the scar tissue was removed I've still got some keloid scarring.

IceNoSlice Sun 06-Jan-13 07:37:58

Q1: I found Kelocote easy to apply - the consistency is quite thick so it doesn't run down and it glides on. It's a bit like nail varnish.

Q2: As per instructions I apply a thin coat and find it dries pretty quickly- in about 2 or 3 minutes. This is slightly quicker than expected; I was expecting 5 mins.

Q3: I find the texture very good. At first I thought it was a little thick but realised that this makes it easier to apply to the specific area so it is a coating rather than a product you need to rub in. Until dry, it is more 'tacky' than 'sticky' and when dry it is nice and smooth. It does not feel tight at all when dry.

Q4: I have used Bio oil and Palmers cocoa butter before. Neither had a discernible impact on the scar (although I think they have both been good in my stretch marks).

exiledmancityfan Sun 06-Jan-13 10:29:24

Q1 How easy or difficult did you find Kelo-cote to apply?

Very easy. The hardest part was making the hole big enough in the top of the tube to get enough out

Q2. On average how long did you find it took Kelo-cote to dry? Was this a longer or shorter time than you expected?

It takes about 3 minutes which is fine and less than the 5 mins we were advised.

Q3. How did you find the feel of the gel? e.g. texture, stickiness etc

The texture of the gel is lovely and silky and is just right if you get it on quick enough as it starts to go sticky quite quickly.

Q4. Before taking part in this product test, had you ever tried Kelo-cote or any other scar reducing product before? If so, which one(s)?

Not on my c-section but on a scar on my wrist. I had tried bio-oil but didn't get along with it as it is too runny

Q1 - easy to apply
Q2 - I found it took about 5 mins to dry, as I would've expected.
Q3 - I found the gel fairly thick and sticky but liked the fact it left a 'coating' when dry.
Q4 - no hadn't used anything on the scar previously.

Heartbeep Sun 06-Jan-13 17:58:42

1. Very easy to use

2. Around 3 mins. I don't find the drying an inconvenience.

3. A little bit sticky but not horribly so.

4. I've not used anything else.

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