Silicone tape for Scarring

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, CanadaScarring+1 MoreSilicone tape - Device
18 - 65
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will compare silicone tape to the current standard (no dressing) to see if it improves scar appearance after surgery.

Eligible Conditions
  • Scarring
  • Hypertrophic Scars

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

0 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 month follow up

12 month follow up
Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (PSAS & OSAS) System

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

No dressing
1 of 2
Silicone tape
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

32 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Silicone tape · No Placebo Group · N/A

Silicone tape
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Silicone tape · Intervention Types: Device
No dressingNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No dressing · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 month follow up

Who is running the clinical trial?

Nova Scotia Health AuthorityLead Sponsor
242 Previous Clinical Trials
80,076 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Scarring
116 Patients Enrolled for Scarring
Jason G Williams, MDPrincipal InvestigatorNova Scotia Health Authority

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 65 · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are having surgery to reshape your abdomen as part of your breast reconstruction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the criteria to be eligible for this clinical experiment?

"Those who seek to join this experiment must meet two qualifications: they need to have scarring and be between 18-65 years old. The team is attempting to enroll 32 participants in total." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Do you accept participants over 50 years old in this experiment?

"Patients between 18 and 65 years old are the only acceptable candidates for this clinical trial. However, there are 10 trials available to those below eighteen and 47 studies open to seniors above sixty-five." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many participants are being granted access to this research?

"Affirmative. According to the records on, this research study is actively seeking participants; it first appeared online in November of 2020 and was recently modified on July 19th 2022. The investigation requires 32 patients from one location for enrolment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is this experiment still recruiting participants?

"According to, this research is presently engaging in participant recruitment. The trial was first publicized on November 16th 2020 and was last updated July 19th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.