Silicones have been used since the 1960’s in burn centers and hospitals. Only the last decades they have become available on the consumer market. Many people are still not aware of the existence (let alone effectiveness) of silicone sheeting for scars. Among those who are unaware of the benefits of silicones are not only consumers but also medical personnel. It’s a sad fact that many doctors, but even dermatologists, and plastic and cosmetic surgeons are not aware of the clinical proof that backs the use of silicones for scars.