Dermatix – Topical Silicone Gel for scar prevention in freshly healed wounds and reduction of prominent immature scars.
What is Dermatix gel?
Dermatix is a clear quick-drying gel that helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance, whilst treating scars resulting from surgery, burns, and other injuries. Dermatix® has been shown to flatten, soften and smooth scars, relieve the pain, itching and discomfort of scars as well as reduce any associated redness. Dermatix® gel is easily applied to all areas of the skin, including the face, joints and flexures, and dries quickly to form an invisible “sheet “.
Dermatix, made using the same basic long chain polymers as Silicone Gel sheeting, is available in a tube. The gel, containing polysiloxane, is available in a tube of l5g.*
What is Dermatix gel used for?
Dermatix® is used for the treatment and prevention of keloids and hypertrophic scars (such as those resulting from general surgical procedures, trauma wounds and burns), ideally used just after the wound has freshly healed and the skin surface becomes intact. It may also be used for prominent red immature scars that are actively healing; often up to two years post wound closure.
Where we recommend using Dermatix
- Smaller scars <10cm
- Face, neck, all flexible body parts
- Linear scars (post-operative)
- Breast surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Naevus and skin tumour surgery
- Minor surgery and skin biopsy
- Under camouflage make-up
How to use Dermatix Silicone Gel
Dermatix gel is very simple to apply and should be used at least twice a day:
Step 1: Clean the area to be treated with mild soap and water, pat dry.
Step 2: Cut the tip of the tube. Apply a very thin coat of Dermatix® Gel on the scar immediately after the wound has healed and rub it in.
Step 3: Allow to dry for 4 – 5 minutes. If the gel has not dried, remove the excess product.