For Scars Old and New, Soften, Flatten and Reduce Discoloration.
Scars Shape Lives! If you or someone you know, has a scar you’re 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. Dermatix, an innovative scar management gel, has been developed as a solution to today’s scar management needs. Now you can reduce noticeability of your scar and restore your confidence and self-esteem.
PROBLEMS WITH SCARS
Scars may take up to 18 months to flatten and fade after injury, but problem scars may have the following effects:
- Grow bigger
- Remain red / dark and raised without fading
- Cause discomfort, itching or pain
- Restrict the movement of a joint
- Cause distress because of appearance
What is a Scar?
Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process and occurs when the skin repairs wounds caused by accident, surgery or disease. The more skin is damaged, the longer it takes to heal and the greater chance of a noticeable scar. The way a scar forms is affected by age, location and certain genetic factors. Younger skin is more susceptible to over-development when healing, resulting in larger, thicker scars. Initially, a scar can appear red and thick, and then may gradually fade over time. Dermatix has been shown to soften, flatten and reduce discoloration. Dermatix can be used as soon as the wound has healed to decrease the visibility of a scar.
After a wound has healed, various types of scars can form. Dermatix has been especially formulated to help manage these scars, remodeling them to a more natural looking state.
What influences scar formation?
Age – Skin healing is slower in older people while younger sin tends to “over heal”, forming larger, thicker scars
Genetic factors(skin type) – People of African and Asian Descent, with highly pigmented skin, are especially prone to abnormal scars, such as Keloids
Scar location – Scars over or near muscles that are particularly active, such as the back, legs, shoulders and joints, often spread or become more visible than scars formed on less active areas
Wound infection or complications – Wound infections increases the likelihood of abnormal scarring
Types of scars
Hypertrophic 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.
Keloid scars – 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 color compared with the surrounding skin. Keloids May not develop for many months after injury, and may also worsen during pregnancy.
Silicone gel- The choice of plastic surgeons worldwide¹
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.
Introducing Dermatix – The first choice in scar management
Dermatix is a topical 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.
Silicone gel has been shown to soften, flatten, and smooth scars, and reduce discoloration, pain and itchiness associated with them.
Here are some of the benefits of Dermatix that make effective scar remodeling so easy:
- Dermatix- Developed with convenience in mind
- Transparent, odorless gel
- Cosmetics can be applied over Dermatix once dry
- Easy to apply-no pain
- Even suitable for sensitive skin
- Safe for use with children
- Self dries to invisible sheet
- Can be used on old and new scars
- Provides elastic protection
- Once-daily application!
- Ideal for irregular skin/ scar surfaces and moving parts: joints, face
- Direct continuous contact with skin provides improved scar management
- No maceration
Dermatix – how to use
- Dermatix is very simple to apply and should be used once daily
- Clean the area to be treated with mild soap and water, pat dry
- Gently spread a very thin coat over the affected site
- Allow to dry for 5-7 minutes before covering with clothing or make-up
- If Dermatix has not dried within 5-7 minutes, you have used too much: remove the excess and allow the drying process to continue
- The recommended minimum duration of treatment is two months. Continue to use Dermatix for as long as benefits are experienced
Dermatix should not be applied to open or fresh wounds, placed in contact with mucous membranes or too close to the eyes.
Dermatix should not be applied over antibiotic preparations or other skin treatments or products. Dermatix may stain clothing if not completely dry. Keep out of reach of children.
For external use only.
Frequently asked questions
For which type of scars is Dermatix suitable?
Dermatix visibly improves old and new scars on the face and body, including hypertrophic and keloid scars.
Can I use Dermatix to help avoid scars?
If the skin has been ruptured you cannot avoid a scar, but you can make it less visible. You must only start Dermatix when the wound has healed.
Can Dermatix completely remove a scar?
It is not possible to make the scar “invisible’. Dermatix will, however, markedly improve the appearance of scars old and new.
How long should I use Dermatix for?
Studies have shown that silicone works most effectively if it is in constant contact with the scar – so be sure to use the gel once daily for a minimum of two months. Further benefits may result from extended use.
Is Dermatix Skin friendly?
The silicone gel formulation is kind to the skin and it is suitable for use on sensitive skin. Silicone skin products have been used safely for several decades in professional scar care.1
Dermatix is also safe for use with children.
Are there any precautions?
Dermatix is for external use only and should not be applied to open or fresh wound, placed in contact with mucous membranes or too close to the eyes. Dermatix should not be applied over antibiotic skin preparation or other skin treatments or products.
How else can I take care of my scar?
Scars, especially fresh ones, should not be exposed to extremes of temperature (intense sunshine, sunbeds, saunas, and extreme cold). Tight clothing should also be avoided, in case it irritates or injures the scar tissue. Care should be taken during stretching and strengthening exercises because the skin, which has already been damaged, is extremely sensitive.