The first film-forming silicone gel-based wound dressing approved for the use on open wounds and compromised skin
Silicone's long-standing efficacy for wound healing, scar prevention and scar treatment has now taken a leap forward with the development of Stratamed – specifically developed for use on non epithelialized skin.
Stratamed is a full contact flexible wound dressing.
Stratamed – the evolution in wound healing and scar management
EASE OF USE
Stratamed can be used immediately after surgical procedures, trauma, skin resurfacing, burns*, chronic wounds etc.
Stratamed helps to create an optimal moist wound healing environment for the healing process of the wound, which leads to
Stratamed is semi-occlusive and hydrophobic and does not adhere strongly to the newly formed granulating tissue, which leads to
Stratamed consists of inert silicone polymers with no measurable pH value, which form a flexible protective sheet, that
Stratamed dries to form a full contact flexible wound dressing:
Stratamed is a simple addition to existing wound care protocols with no changes required. It can be used with or without secondary protective dressing.
Stratamed is bacteriostatic and inert, supplied in "sterile until open" format:
Stratamed is a high molecular weight polymer – not absorbed through the skin or through the gastrointestinal tract
Stratamed after skin rejuvenation and resurfacing
Stratamed is a breakthrough in post procedure care.
Following the correct treatment and technique, post procedure care is the key for achieving the best result, patient satisfaction and downtime.
Applying Stratamed immediately post procedure:
Stratamed for scar prevention and scar treatment
The main focus for clinicians is to achieve rapid epithelialization as a first measure of wound care to prevent abnormal scar formation. This is particularly important for wounds subjected to tension due to motion, body location or loss of tissue."
Fast wound healing is key to minimize abnormal scar formation.
With Stratamed, physicians and patients are now able to begin their silicone therapy earlier than ever before, which significantly reduces the likelihood and severity of abnormal scarring.
Stratamed can also be used in conjunction with other invasive scar management options to improve overall results, including surgical excision and resuturing, intralesional steroid injections and pressure garments.
For scar prevention and treatment Stratamed:
How Stratamed works
Faster re-epithelialization of the wound bed
Stratamed's protective and hydrophobic silicone film has a semi- occlusive effect and therefore improves the tissue hydration of the injured skin area. It allows a faster migration of keratinocytes across the wound bed and supports a more rapid re-epithelization and effective healing. The faster re-epithelialization dramatically decreases the incidence of abnormal scarring and gives patients a faster recovery time.
Reduction of inflammatory response Stratamed forms a flexible, protective sheet that is gas permeable but semi-occlusive, which weakly bonds to the injured skin and protects it from chemical and microbial invasion, but it does not penetrate into the epidermis or dermis. The polymers Startamed contains have no measurable pH value, and therefore do not affect the protective acid mantle of the skin and do not react with the newly forming epithelial tissues. This leads to a reduction in the inflammatory response (redness/discoloration, burning sensation, itching, discomfort, pain etc), and effective healing of the wound and therefore enhances therapeutic results
Abnormal scar prevention
After the re-epithelialization of a wound, the stratum corneum is immature and still allows abnormally high levels of Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL). Dehydration is signaled to keratinocytes, which then start to produce cytokines, which in epidermal-dermal signal- ing activate dermal fibroblasts to synthesize and release collagen. Excessive collagen production leads to abnormal scarring.
At this wound healing stage, the Stratamed layer restores the barrier function of the stratum corneum, reduces TEWL and stops dehydration of the skin. Reduction of TEWL turns off stimulation of keratinocytes and the production of cytokines and thus normalizes the level of collagen production, resulting in a normal mature scar.
How to use Stratamed
The usage of Stratamed does not require changes in any existing wound care protocol. It is a simple addition to your usual process – but with great effects. First ensure that the affected skin or wound is clean. Gently pat dry as much excess exudate or wound fluid from the wound as possible prior to the application of Stratamed.
For best results Stratamed should be maintained in continuous contact with the skin (24 hours a day/7 days a week). When applied correctly to exposed areas, Stratamed should be dry in 5–6 minutes. If it takes longer to dry you have probably applied too much. Gently remove the excess with a clean tissue or gauze and allow the drying process to continue
On damaged or broken skin not requiring a secondary dressing:
On damaged skin or wounds requiring a secondary dressing
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