Silicone acts as an hydrating agent over a new scar which assists in the collagen remodelling and ultimate optimal aesthetic outcome of the scar. This has other benefits like pain relief and improved abdominal mobility.
Silicone is easy to apply and can handle a quick shower or even a good work out. More lengthy soaks will lift the silicone so rather remove it and then replace it again. The strips are reusable but once they loose their grip move onto the next one.