How to Use Oleeva®
Oleeva® is a reusable, lightweight, flexible, durable, self-adhesive silicone gel sheeting used to prevent or reduce hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Oleeva® is made from a patented proprietary formula containing a mixture of bio-compatible PTFE (“Teflon®”) material and bioinert/bio-compatible medical grade silicones blended into a composite structure called Silon® that is manufactured as a topical silicone gel sheeting with a self–adherent quality.
Oleeva® is intended for the prevention or reduction of new or old hypertrophic and keloid scars resulting from general surgical procedures, plastic surgery procedures, traumatic injuries, wounds, burns as well as minor cuts and scrapes that can cause a scar to form.
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- Step 1
Remove Oleeva® from the package
- Step 2
Ensure Oleeva® completely covers the incision. For proper coverage, we recommend not altering the product’s size; use scissors to trim the product only if necessary and allow for a minimum of 1/2″ area around the entire scar. Store the remaining gel sheet in a dry place, like the package the Oleeva® came in.
- Step 3
Remove the backing from the product and apply to the scarred area without stretching the material. ** Helpful hint – for a larger area, remove small portion of backing, apply Oleeva® to the scar and then peel off remaining backing while applying little by little along the scar. **
- Step 4
Wear the Oleeva® for 12 hours for the first day and then gradually increase the tolerance to 23 hours a day
- Step 5
Remove and clean both sides of Oleeva® at least once per day with plain soap and warm water to remove debris. Bio Med Sciences Silicone Cleanser is recommended for maintaining optimal performance.
- Step 6
Place the Oleeva® on a clean flat surface and allow to dry prior to re-application. ** Helpful Hint – Order a 2nd Oleeva® Sheet to wear while the first sheet is drying **
Special Recommendations & Precautions:
Patients with known sensitivities to silicone should not wear Oleeva®. With any topical material applied directly to the skin’s surface, some type of reaction is possible. This may be due to a sweat rash. Good daily hygiene and cleaning of the product will help to aid in the prevention of a rash from occurring. If you have sensitive skin, decrease usage, then increase usage time until a comfortable maximum has been reached. Do not use creams, lotions, or ointments with this product as they may interfere with the performance of the product and/or skin irritation.