Dermatix - advanced scar remodelling/removal gel
Dermatix is a transparent, self-drying silicone gel with unique advantages over other silicone formulations. It is effective for the management and prevention of hypertrophic and keloid scars. Dermatix has also been successfully used to manage scars resulting from trauma, burns and surgery.
flatten soften and smooth scars
Dermatix has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieving the itching and discomfort as well as reducing the discoloration associated with scars.
Dermatix, the new scar remodelling gel with its patented formula is FDA approved as substantially equivalent to silicone gel sheeting.
scars shape lives
If you, or someone you know, has a scar youre probably only too aware how distressing and disfiguring they can be, and just how seriously they can undermine self-confidence.
Any scar, regardless of its size or location, can be perceived as a personal problem. Some may learn to accept their scar, but many never forget it. It is widely accepted by psychologists that proactively treating to reduce the visibility of a scar can actually help boost self-esteem.
Most people are unaware that there are treatments available to improve the appearance of scars, both old and new. While existing scar remodelling and prevention procedures can be painful, invasive, hard to use or have limited efficacy, Silicone is the first choice for a convenient treatment of your scars. It dramatically improves scars and it is recommended by leading specialists worldwide.
After a wound has healed, various types of scars can form. Dermatix has been especially formulated to help manage these scars, remodelling them to a more natural looking state.
Types of Scars
These scars are more common in the young, following burns and in people with darker skin. These scars are usually red, thick and elevated and can be itchy or painful, but their growth is confined within the boundaries of the original wound. Hypertrophic scars usually start to develop within weeks after the injury and may improve naturally, although this process can take up to a year or more.
Keloids may occur at any age, but tend to develop more readily in younger individuals and in darker-skinned people. These are thick, rounded, irregular clusters of scar tissue that extend beyond the original wound. They often appear red or darker in colour compared with the surrounding skin. Keloids may not develop for many months after injury, and may also worsen during pregnancy.
These scars are generally small, round depressions that lie below the surface of the surrounding skin. They are formed when the healing process is disrupted and insufficient new connective fibres are formed following acne or chickenpox.
Clinical treatment options for both hypertrophic and keloid scars include surgery and scar-injected steroids, both of which can be very painful. The number of options available for consumers to purchase over the counter can at first appear confusing.
However, it is important to know that very few products have actually been clinically proven to make a difference to your scar.
Silicone gel dramatically improves scars recommended by leading specialists worldwide.
A recent publication by the International Advisory Panel on Scar Management, a group of skin specialists, recommended the use of silicone gel for the treatment of a wide variety of scars. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons have used silicone gel as an effective treatment for scars for many years.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SCAR TREATMENT/PREVENTION
- Silicone gel, e.g. Dermatix
- Pressure/compression therapy
- Topical steroids
- Polyurethane patches
- Injected steroids
- Laser therapy
- Other treatments (no medical evidence)
- Topical vitamin E cream (and other moisturisers)
- Plant extract creams
- Massage therapy
- No treatment