Frequently Asked Questions: Skinuva Scar

What makes Skinuva Scar so unique as a scar cream?

Skinuva Scar is a physician designed and clinically tested scar cream that uses highly selective growth factors within a silicone cream matrix to help improve the appearance of scars.

Unlike other scar products on the market, Skinuva Scar is the only one that uses selective growth factors and other ingredients that have been shown to help improve the appearance of scars using peer-reviewed medical literature.

Rigorous clinical studies have shown that Skinuva Scar improves the appearance of scars nearly 2x more effective when compared to silicone cream.

What are Selective Growth Factors?

Growth factors are messenger proteins that are inherent in our bodies and play a role in maintaining healthy skin. Rather than just including a whole mix of growth factors in our scar formulation, we selected specific growth factors (hence the meaning, selective growth factors) that we believe have been shown to help improve the appearance of scars.* There are many different growth factors available, but our formulation includes only synthetic (not human or animal derived) growth factors that have been specifically selected for use in Skinuva Scar based on their mechanism of action. These growth factors, along with our other ingredients like silicone, centella asiatica, and vitamin C, have shown to be very effective in minimizing the appearance of scars. All the growth factors used in our products are INCI registered under cosmetic peptides.

Are growth factors safe?

There is adequate peer-reviewed medical literature evidence to support the safety and efficacy of growth factors in addressing skin conditions and anti-aging. Growth factors have been routinely included in many high-end skin care lines over the past 20 years, with no issues of long term complications or adverse reactions.*

Why were growth factors derived from human cells (i.e. placenta, foreskin) not used?

The growth factors used in Skinuva Scar are not human, stem-cell, or plant derived. We understand there is still controversy with this topic, and therefore only highly selective medical grade synthetic growth factors that are made under sterile conditions in a laboratory are used in the product.

Are our growth factors stable in our formulation?

Skinuva Scar’s manufacturing process allows for the growth factors to remain stable during the entire process. Growth factors are proteins and extreme temperatures can denature them, that is why we recommend Skinuva Scar be stored at room temperature. 

When can I begin using Skinuva Scar?

Typically, a patient can begin to use Skinuva Scar 2-3 weeks post procedure, or after the incision site has closed. However, it is always best to consult with your doctor before beginning use.

How often do I apply Skinuva Scar?

In order to see optimal results, Skinuva Scar should be applied twice a day for 3-6 months. It may be used longer for more mature scars.

Can Skinuva Scar be applied 3 times a day instead of 2?

We have found that the silicone and other ingredients remain on the skin for approximately 12 hours, and hence twice a day application is an adequate treatment. We are not aware of any increased efficacy if applied more than 2 times per day.

Can Skinuva Scar be used on old scars?

After a wound has closed, the scar may take up to 1 or even 2 years to fully mature. Although Skinuva Scar can be used on scars of any age, it is within the first 12 months of the scar’s healing phase that Skinuva Scar provides optimal benefits.

Can Skinuva Scar cause skin reactions?

Skinuva Scar has undergone repeat insult patch testing (RIPT) in 60 test subjects and found to have no allergic issues. In our two clinical studies (Study 1 and Study 2), over 205 scars were evaluated, and no issues of skin reactions or intolerability were noted.* However, if you experience excessive redness, itching or intolerance associated with the product, immediately stop using it and consult with your doctor.

Is Skinuva Scar suitable for children?

Yes, above 6 months old.

Is Skinuva Scar suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?


Can Skinuva Scar be used around the eyes?

Yes, as long as it is not directly placed in the eyes, it has been tested to be safe to be applied to eyelid incisions.*

Can Skinuva Scar be used on burns?

Yes, as long as the wound is not open, it can be used.

Can Skinuva Scar be used post laser treatment?

Yes, it has been found safe and effective as a post laser treatment in our prior clinical study.

What is the expiration of Skinuva Scar?

Skinuva Scar has a 3 year shelf life.*